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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signs sales tax fairness bill

Today, Michigan retailers applaud Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the state Legislature for the early Christmas present of sales tax fairness for most retail sales. Gov. Whitmer signed the bills into law on Thursday,

Kositchek’s of Lansing: How a 154-year-old business stays relevant

By MEEGAN HOLLAND
Photos DAVID TRUMPIE

LANSING – Walk into Kositchek’s men’s clothing store, and you’ll see racks of men’s suits and sportcoats, hangers with colorful shirts,

Buy Nearby: 6 ideas to encourage a shop-local culture

Retailers are always looking for new ways to keep customers coming back and nurture those consumers who believe in shopping locally.

Aside from participating in MRA’s Buy Nearby program,

From CEO Bill Hallan: Find ways to keep Christmas magical

By WILLIAM J. HALLAN, MRA President and CEO

A few days ago my nine-year-old daughter, Olivia, came home from school with a tooth in her hand. While it wasn’t the first one she’s lost,

Marketplace bills sent to governor after unanimous vote

In this issue:

  • Marketplace bills sent to governor after unanimous vote
  • REMINDER: minimum wage increases to $9.65/hour Jan. 1
  • Court rules against Genesee County’s Tobacco 21 policy
  • Liquor Control Commission investigates RNDC supply and delivery issues
  • Regulatory round-up

Marketplace bills sent to governor after unanimous vote

Last week,

Michigan retailers report sluggish October sales as economy slows

LANSING, Mich. – A slowing economy and other factors has prompted Michigan retailers to report sluggish sales in October compared to 2018.

Retailers also indicate that they expect a slightly slower holiday season than a year ago,

Renew your dues online!

Don’t forget: We’ve made it easier than ever to renew your annual membership dues.

After receiving your renewal notice through the mail prior to your anniversary date, gather your Member ID and Invoice number,

“Rain tax”, telepharmacy, and cage-free egg standards

In this issue:

  • House discusses stormwater fix via “rain tax”
  • Telepharmacy bill amended, reported by House committee
  • Bill would delay the cage-free egg standard until 2024
  • Regulatory round-up

House discusses stormwater fix via “rain tax”

In an effort to repair and improve systems that are designed to stop flooding basements,

HGTV star Cari Cucksey and her husband make Holly downtown a destination

By SHANDRA MARTINEZ
Photos STEVE JESSMORE

HOLLY, MICHIGAN – It’s not uncommon for people to come to Holly in search of Cari Cucksey, the star of the HGTV show “Cash &

MRA members save on residential surcharges for the holiday 2019 season

Both FedEx and UPS have announced that they will not apply peak season surcharges on residential deliveries this holiday season, giving e-commerce retailers much to celebrate. However, as in the past,