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.

May sales still dismal but retailers optimistic for summer

LANSING, Mich. – May retail sales continued to tank with stores shut down for most of the month.

The May Retail Index survey came in at 30.0, up from April’s 10.8.