News Releases

Michigan Retailers names Meegan Holland VP Communications and Marketing

LANSING – Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) today announced that Meegan Holland will become vice president of communications and marketing for the 5,000-member business organization, the nation’s largest state retail association.

Michigan retailers boost spring sales forecasts

LANSING – Michigan retailers’ spring sales forecasts grew even stronger after their March sales rose, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Michigan retailers forecast spring sales growth

LANSING – More than three of every four Michigan retailers (76 percent) expect to increase their spring sales over last year, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Michigan Retailers announces Scott retirement

LANSING – Michigan Retailers Association today announced that Tom Scott, senior vice president communications and marketing, will retire on July 5 after 24 years with the organization.

MRA President and CEO James P.

Michigan retailers forecast 2017 sales gains

LANSING – More than four of five Michigan retailers (82 percent) expect to increase 2017 sales over last year despite a slow start, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Retirement, promotion and new underwriter at Retailers Insurance Company

LANSING – Michigan Retailers Association’s Retailers Insurance Company announced the following personnel changes:
• Patty Zaskowski, director of underwriting, retired on January 31.
• Laura Schilling was promoted to director of underwriting from manager of underwriting.

Mixed results for Michigan holiday shopping

LANSING – Weaker than expected December sales undercut November gains, producing mixed holiday season results for Michigan’s retail industry. That’s according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Michigan Retailers Association offering larger college and training scholarships this year

LANSING – Students across Michigan are competing for larger college and training scholarships this year from Michigan Retailers Association (MRA). The application period for the annual competition runs from January 1 through April 1.

Michigan retailers forecast good start to new year

LANSING – Michigan retailers are optimistic about the home stretch of holiday shopping and the first two months of the new year, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Holiday shopping shifts into high gear; Buy Nearby shoppers help local, state economies

LANSING – Holiday shoppers in Michigan this Thanksgiving weekend will quickly get into the thick of what retailers expect to be a positive holiday season.

Nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) members project their sales to increase over last year’s,