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.

MRA reports December sales increase over November

Michigan retailers reported an increase in their December sales over November, thanks in part to last-minute holiday shopping.

The December Retail Index survey came in at 54.7, a nice jump from November’s 46.3.