Month: August 2019

Capitalizing on Halloween – Go beyond decorating your store

With Halloween spending hovering around the $9 billion mark, you’re crazy not to take advantage of this fun holiday to drive sales.

But don’t wait too long.

Retail Index: Summer weather in July helps Michigan sales

LANSING, Mich. – July was a much better month for Michigan retailers, as parents started back-to-school shopping and summer weather encouraged shoppers to hit the stores after a cold, rainy June.

Jim Hallan: MRA’s President and CEO reflects on his 34-year career


“What an honor to represent the retail industry,” Hallan said. “Not many people get to be a spokesperson for thousands of members. It’s your voice that hopefully carries the right message.”

Hallan has witnessed a massive transformation in retail since he joined MRA in 1985.