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Legislature quickly takes up bills to prevent local taxes on food

By Amy Drumm, MRA Vice President, Government Affairs

In the first week of October, the House and Senate quickly moved legislation that MRA has been working on to keep food and beverages tax-free at the local level.

Equifax: The mother of all data breaches and how it affects retailers

by John Mayleben

Equifax’s announcement that approximately 140-plus million data records were stolen from its master database of U.S. individuals will likely impact you, and as a business owner,

Gov’t Affairs News: Bill headed to Governor keeps food tax free

A busy two weeks of false starts

It’s football season, and the penalty call of a false start, where one player crosses the line before the play begins, could just as easily apply to a number of bills.

Bay County native wins $500 gift card on Buy Nearby Weekend

Michigan Retailers Association awards prize in #buynearbymi photo contest.

Megan Yagiela’s trip to the City Market over Buy Nearby Weekend went from routine to rewarding after she shared a selfie of her foodie favorites and won a $500 gift card from the Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) for buying nearby.

Gov’t Affairs News: Chock full of anti-tax news

Legislature quickly takes up bills to prevent local taxes on food

The House and Senate Michigan Competitiveness Committees took up legislation this week that MRA has been working on to keep food and beverages tax-free at the local level.

Michigan retail sales get late summer boost

LANSING – Michigan retailers reported a slight uptick in sales activity for August over a month ago, and they’re optimistic that the next three months will be better, according to the Michigan Retail Index,

Michigan Retailers and Michigan Grocers join forces, increasing clout at state Capitol

LANSING – Michigan Grocers Association and Michigan Retailers Association are proud to announce that they are combining operations, effective January 1, 2018. Michigan Grocers will become a division of Michigan Retailers Association.

Governor proclaims Oct. 7-8 as Buy Nearby Weekend in Michigan

Governor Rick Snyder has proclaimed October 7 and 8 as Buy Nearby Weekend, a special shopping weekend throughout Michigan. Sponsored by the Michigan Retailers Association, the Buy Nearby campaign encourages shoppers to keep their dollars in Michigan.

Michigan retail sales down slightly in July

LANSING – Michigan retailers reported a slight drop in sales activity for July over a month ago, but they’re optimistic that the next three months will be better, according to the Michigan Retail Index,

What’s Happening In…Grocery

The National Conference on Weights and Measures rejected a requirement for retailers to have equipment, purchased after 2020, that prints the tare on the receipt for each item weighed on the scale at the point of sale.