MRA’s annual scholarship competition is awarding 24 college students with scholarships totaling $36,000 for the 2020-21 academic year. The awards are funded by the Michigan Retailers Foundation and contributions from MRA members and other donors.
By SHANDRA MARTINEZ
Photos STEVE JESSMORE
As retail sales in general plunged amid coronavirus lockdowns that have essentially shuttered much of the economy, small grocers like Ric’s Food Centers are seeing a spike in sales,
By BILL HALLAN, MRA President and CEO
On May 1 a security guard in Flint, working at a Family Dollar, was shot and killed when he informed a customer that a face covering was required to enter the store.
FREE SIGNAGE FOR YOUR STORE
Michigan Retailers Association has designed several signs that you can download for free and use in your store. You can find the signs on the retailers.com website by typing in this url:
Michigan Retailers Association has been lobbying the Governor’s office for many weeks to allow Michigan stores to conduct business in a safe and responsible manner. We’re deeply concerned about permanent closures of stores that simply cannot make it without two months’ worth of revenue.
LANSING, Mich. – The pervasive business shutdown prompted by COVID-19 hit Michigan retailers hard, as reflected in the Michigan Retail Index survey released today.
The monthly survey, based on a 100-point range,