Social Engineering: How Hackers Target Your Employees

By: Dave Kelly, CTO SensCy

When we think about cybersecurity, we often think about protecting ourselves and our computer networks from some brilliant adversary writing code that will allow access to our systems.

MRA reports Michigan retailers see increase in July sales over June

Inflation concerns, hiring challenges still reported

Michigan Retailers Association today reports that July 2022 sales increased over June 2022.

The July Retail Index survey came in at 54.3,

Remembering: Retailers Foundation statistics

Michigan Retailer
March 2000
Vol. 25, Issue 2

Take a look back at Foundation statistics from 2000.

Although the scholarship program has changed over the past two decades,

Buy Nearby Weekend Checklist

Buy Nearby Weekend Photo Contest Directions

Buy Nearby Weekend, MRA’s annual event designed to promote shopping local, is Oct. 7-9, 2022!

Prepare your store with this handy checklist.


MRA Releases New Study on How to Improve Michigan’s Retail Economy

2022 Buy Nearby economic study

2022 Buy Nearby analysis estimates significant economic benefits to Michigan if consumers switch to more local purchases

The Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) released its annual Buy Nearby economic analysis on the impact of consumers switching 10 percent of their spending from out-of-state retailers to Michigan-based retailers.

Connect Staff and Communities to Vital Lifesaving Cancer Resources

Meredith Gremel and her husband Andy on the field at the University of Michigan's Big House.

By Meredith Gremel, former Michigan Retailers Services board member and retired SpartanNash executive 

Every three minutes, someone receives news that seems to stop time.

“You have a form of blood cancer.”


How an SOP can improve your business

Teal green shopping bags with handles

By Shandra Martinez, Michigan Retailer

Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) may sound dull, but they can be transformative for a business, especially a retailer. A document detailing practices can be key to easier onboarding of new employees,

What is a number worth?


What is a valid credit card number worth to the bad guys? A lot, it seems.

Imagine having a ‘customer’ come into your physical store and stand at the cash wrap station asking you to run one card after another,