Month: September 2015

Rewarding local customers

Many stores offer “customer loyalty” cards that mirror airline frequent flyer miles. The more money they spend in the store, the closer they work toward some item or amount of in-store credit.

Governmental Affairs: September 18, 2015

Legislators return for fall session

After a summer of political turmoil ending in the expulsion of one lawmaker and the resignation of another because of a sex scandal and cover-up,

Fall forecasts stay strong despite August sales dip

LANSING – Michigan retailers’ sales forecasts remain strong for fall despite a drop in August sales, according to the latest Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.