By Rick Haglund
Major discount retailers that long profited by erecting large-format stores in the suburbs are going small.
This year, Michigan Retailers Association chose two outstanding friends of retail to receive MRA’s Legislator of the Year awards: Representative Rob VerHeulen (R-Walker) and Senator Peter MacGregor (R-Rockford). Both legislators sponsored bills that became a new law preventing local governments from taxing food or beverages (Public Act 135 of 2018).
LANSING – Cold weather and the holiday hangover account for a dip in Michigan retail sales in January, on the heels of a positive holiday sales season, according to the latest Michigan Retail Index,