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Retailers vow to work with Biden, Congress

Retailers vow to work with Biden, Congress

WASHINGTON — Following the inauguration of Joseph Biden as the nation’s 46th President, retailers have vowed to work with his administration, as well as the new Congress, to address the needs of the country, consumers and their industry. “We look forward to working with the newly elected president, vice president and members of Congress on

Retailers welcome passage of stimulus bill

Retailers welcome passage of stimulus bill

WASHINGTON – Retailers welcomed the passage of a bipartisan economic relief bill by Congress on Monday. “Retailers are encouraged by the passage of this economic relief package that will keep the economy open and moving in the right direction as the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic continues,” National Retail Federation president and CEO Matthew Shay

More retailers mandate masks for customers

More retailers mandate masks for customers

NEW YORK – More retailers are requiring shoppers to wear masks when inside their stores.  Target, CVS Health, Best Buy and Kroger are among the latest to announce mask-wearing requirements, as retailers grow impatient with the absence of a consistent mandate from state and local governments. Walmart helped break the ice earlier this week, when the

Walmart to require shoppers to wear masks

Walmart to require shoppers to wear masks

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Walmart made it official on Wednesday: Shoppers in Walmart and Sam’s Club outlets nationwide will be required to wear face coverings, effective July 20. “While we’re certainly not the first business to require face coverings, we know this is a simple step everyone can take for their safety and the safety of

Retail groups speak out on COVID-19

Retail groups speak out on COVID-19

WASHINGTON — Retail trade association leaders addressed the issue of product shortages and empty store shelves this weekend, urging consumers to “shop responsibly” and vowing to make sure that food and other products will remain available during the COVID-19 crisis. FMI – The Food Industry Association on Sunday participated in a White House call, promising

Dodge to succeed Kennedy as RILA president

WASHINGTON — Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) president Sandy Kennedy plans to retire at the end of the year. Kennedy, 61, is credited with remaking the trade association, previously known as the International Mass Retail Association. “The retail industry’s experienced several cycles of profound change in the 17 years Sandy’s led this organization,” said Target

RILA president Sandy Kennedy to retire

RILA president Sandy Kennedy to retire

WASHINGTON — Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) president Sandy Kennedy plans to retire at the end of the year. Kennedy, 61, is credited with remaking the trade association, previously known as the International Mass Retail Association. “The retail industry’s experienced several cycles of profound change in the 17 years Sandy’s led this organization,” said Target

Elena Kraus named to Retail Litigation Center board

Elena Kraus named to Retail Litigation Center board

ARLINGTON, Va. — Elena Kraus, senior vice president and general counsel of Walgreens, has been named to the Retail Litigation Center’s board of directors. “We are very pleased to welcome Elena to the RLC board,” said Deborah White, president of the RLC and general counsel for the Retail Industry Leaders Association. “Elena brings significant experience

Retailers urge Trump to reconsider tariffs

Retailers urge Trump to reconsider tariffs

WASHINGTON — The National Retail Federation (NRF) and the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issued statements on Thursday warning that tariffs meant to punish China for its trade practices would hurt American consumers. The retailer groups urged President Trump to refrain from imposing tariffs as a retaliatory measure against China’s predatory trade practices — which

U.S. retailers urge Trump not to impose tariffs

U.S. retailers urge Trump not to impose tariffs

WASHINGTON — More than two dozen retail companies — including Walmart, Costco Wholesale Corp., Dollar Tree Inc. and Target Corp. — sent a letter on Monday to President Trump urging him to refrain from imposing tariffs on China and alleging that American families would be hurt by such a move. In a separate letter to

Cornell becomes chairman of RILA

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) has elected a new chairman — Brian Cornell, the chairman and chief executive officer of Target Corp. Cornell was elected at RILA’s board of directors’ semiannual meeting in Tucson, Ariz., last month. Serving a two-year term, Cornell takes the chairman’s reins from Bill Rhodes, chairman of

RILA elects Target’s Cornell as chairman

RILA elects Target’s Cornell as chairman

ARLINGTON, Va. — Brian Cornell, chairman and chief executive officer at Target Corp., has been elected chairman of the board at the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA). Cornell was elected on Sunday to a two-year term, succeeding AutoZone Inc. chairman, president and CEO Bill Rhodes. RILA also selected four retail executives to join its board.