LANSING, Mich. – Michigan retailers reported a small month-over-month drop in August sales after a successful July.
The August Retail Index survey came in at 48.1, a decrease from July’s 60.0.
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Retailers Association today announced the designation of 68 legislative candidates for the Nov. 3 general election who are considered a “Friend of Retail” and have earned the association members’ support.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today announced Futures for Frontliners, a program that offers free tuition to Michiganders who worked in essential industries during the April 1-June 30 period but do not have a college degree.
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan retailers saw another month of increased sales as stores’ doors remain open, but with certain restrictions in place, such as half capacity seating limits and face mask orders.
By TOM CLEMENT
The COVID pandemic has wreaked havoc over all aspects of everyday life over the past several months. In all likelihood, we will not put COVID safely behind us for quite some time.
By SHANDRA MARTINEZ
Photos STEVE JESSMORE
The pandemic has fueled people’s desire to get outside, whether kayaking, biking, hiking or just taking walks. That trend is proving a saving grace for some retailers who sell outdoor products.
By BILL HALLAN, MRA President and CEO
First things first, this is not a “mission accomplished” column. I’ve seen far too many videos of track athletes celebrating before the finish line only to be caught from behind.
By PENNY SIERAKOWSKI
With the pandemic, cleaning protocols are a must. Your credit card device serves as a frequent contact point between your customers and your employees. Here are tips on how to sanitize your payment processing devices for the safety of all.
Meegan Holland, Vice President of Communications and Marketing, is leaving MRA for new adventures in December after 3.5 years with us. We are hoping to replace her by Nov. 2 to help get the new VP acclimated.