Month: March 2015

Governmental Affairs: March 27, 2015

Legislators leave for two-week break

Legislators are on a two-week break, starting today. Accordingly, MRA will not send a Government Affairs News update until after legislators return on April 14.

What to consider when opening a second store

Personal time commitment, quality personnel and an expanded customer base are key factors that impact the success of a second store, according to retailers who have run multi-store operations.

These retailers are quick to point out the extra work and stress involved with running an additional location.

February cold hurts Michigan retail sales

LANSING – Michigan retailers’ sales fell along with the temperatures during February, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.