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Retailers praise lawmakers for passage of Main Street Fairness

LANSING – James P. Hallan, president and CEO of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA), issued the following statement following legislative approval of Michigan Main Street Fairness legislation that MRA has strongly advocated for years:

“We are extremely pleased that lawmakers passed Main Street Fairness legislation,

Green flag is out for holiday shopping

LANSING – Conditions are good for the official start of the holiday shopping season (regardless of whether it begins on Thanksgiving or the day after): brisk weather, lower gasoline prices,

Michigan retailers’ holiday sales forecasts blend optimism and caution

LANSING – Michigan retailers expect better holiday sales this year, their forecasts a blend of optimism and caution, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Plymouth Woman Wins Michigan Retailers Association’s $500 Buy Nearby Shopping Spree

Linda Millard presented with check at Gigi’s Mode in Plymouth

The Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) today announced the winner of its $500 Buy Nearby shopping spree.

Michigan Retailers Gear Up for Saturday’s Second Annual Get Caught Blue-Handed Day

Governor and Legislature Declare Oct. 4 as Get Caught Blue-Handed Day

Lansing, Mich. (Oct. 3, 2014) – The Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) announced that its second annual Get Caught Blue-Handed Day on Saturday,

Michigan Retailers Gear Up for Saturday’s Second Annual Get Caught Blue-Handed Day

Buy Nearby Celebration Benefits Shoppers, Communities and State Economy;
One Lucky Shopper Will Win $500 Shopping Spree

Lansing, MI – The Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) today announced that its second annual Get Caught Blue-Handed Day on Saturday,

Michigan retailers remain upbeat for fall

LANSING – Most Michigan retailers are forecasting improved sales for fall, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Michigan Retailers endorse Atty. Gen. Schuette

LANSING – Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) today announced the endorsement of Attorney General Bill Schuette for re-election.

The endorsement by the MRA Board of Directors was unanimous.

“Attorney General Schuette is an experienced and fair-minded regulator who has earned a second term,” said MRA President and CEO James P.

Michigan retail sales climb again in July

LANSING – Michigan’s retail industry posted strong sales numbers in July for the second month in a row, and forecasts for the end of summer and beginning of fall also rose,

Michigan Retailers announces promotions, hiring

LANSING – Michigan Retailers Association has announced the promotions of three staff members and the addition of one new employee at its downtown Lansing headquarters.

• William J.