News Releases

Gardner-White furniture business innovates with each new generation


AUBURN HILLS – Steve Tronstein jokes that his oldest daughter’s return to the family furniture business was a step up after working for President Bill Clinton and Nobel Laureate Steven Chu,

MRA controller promoted to vice president, finance

Cheryl Medler, a Lansing resident, was promoted to vice president, finance. She previously held the position of controller for the organization.

Medler joined MRA as a staff accountant in 2014 and was promoted to controller in 2015.

2018 MRA scholarship winners announced

MRA’s annual scholarship competition is awarding 19 scholarships totaling $30,000 for the 2018-19 academic year.

The awards are funded by the Michigan Retailers Foundation and contributions from MRA members and other donors.

Workplace violence: Businesses are responsible for safe environment

By William J. Hallan, MRA Executive Vice President, COO and General Counsel

If you haven’t been by Michigan Retailer Association “world headquarters” in Lansing, you should.

Michigan retail sales boosted by warm temperatures in May 2018

After an unseasonably cold April, summer temperatures – and a resulting boost in retail sales numbers – arrived in May, according to the latest Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Detroit branch.

MRA Private Insurance Exchange launches for Michigan Retailer members

For the first time, Michigan Retailers Association members have an array of health insurance options for their employees through the MRA Private Insurance Exchange.

The exchange gives members a way to save on insurance costs and offer their employees the best insurance coverages available.

Food Retailers Summit is Sept. 23-25: Register now!

Sunrise over lodging at Crystal Mountain Resort

Grocers and suppliers – join us at Crystal Mountain Resort for the Food Retailers Summit, where we’ll take networking to the next level! We’ve refreshed the agenda to give both retailers and suppliers more opportunities than before to connect and learn from one another.