Latest developments: Resources for re-opening

MRA has developed a guide to reopening your retail store after COVID-19. The guide includes checklists by retail sector/activity and how-to guides on some of our most frequently asked questions. Topics covered include: recalling employees back to work, conducting employee health screenings without violating HIPAA requirements, utilizing the state’s Work Share Program, understanding unemployment, COVID-19 specific employee benefits and how to rethink your store and re-engage customers.

Retailers report roller-coaster sales during back-to-school shopping

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan retailers reported a small month-over-month drop in August sales after a successful July.

The August Retail Index survey came in at 48.1, a decrease from July’s 60.0.