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MRA reports Michigan retail January sales build on positive December numbers

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan retailers reported an increase in January sales over December, now reporting two months of positive growth since sales were down in November.

The January Retail Index survey came in at 59.4,


Amy Drumm Vice President of Government Affairs for Michigan Retailers Association

BIG Wins for Michigan Retailers in 2020; 2021 MRA Priorities

MRA Advocacy efforts paid dividends for members in 2020

By AMY DRUMM, MRA Vice President, Government Affairs

Now that 2020 is behind us, here is a recap of MRA’s significant wins for Michigan Retailers for the year and what’s on the docket for 2021.

MRA President and CEO Bill Hallan

CEO Bill Hallan: Glimmers of Hope on the Horizon

It’s difficult to find inspiration these days. The recent events that unfolded at the U.S. Capitol threaten the most basic tenet of our democracy: the peaceful transfer of power. I was appalled and it was yet another horrifying event that we’ve witnessed during the last 10 months.

Seven tips to ensure your website stays in working order

When making website updates remember your customer.


A record number of retail businesses around the country launched websites with an e-commerce component, in response to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.