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MRA supports bills that would add transparency and consumer protections to online marketplaces

INFORM Act looks to curb prolific organized retail crime that negatively impacts Michigan retailers

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) is applauding the introduction new legislation HB 5485-5487 designed to address the exploding problem of organized retail crime by adding transparency and verification tools that should limit the resale opportunities of stolen products online.

MRA reports September retail sales drop after strong August

Actual Sales

Michigan retailers remain hopeful for sales to finish strong this year

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Retailers Association today reports a decrease in the September sales performance compare to August numbers.

Bivouac celebrates 50 years and counting

Bivouac

In a city known for its world-class institutions, the Ann Arbor retailer is a destination that has served generations of customers.

By SHANDRA MARTINEZ
Photos STEVE JESSMORE

In a Michigan city known for its world-class educational institutions,

Walking the path through your claims

Step-by-step guide to ensure a smooth process.

By BRETT GERRISH

While most every employer works to minimize the number of accidents, they still happen. Surprisingly, many employers do not have an in-house claims process in place,

Couple shares how their store became Ace Hardware’s ‘Coolest’

Gemmen's coolest hardware store

By SHANDRA MARTINEZ
Photos STEVE JESSMORE

Andrew and Jennifer Gemmen believe their boots-on-the-ground approach to operating their store probably best illustrates their passion for both their customers and employees.