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MRA reports February retail sales rise again after positive December and January numbers

Michigan retailers reported a large jump in February sales over January, now reporting three months of positive growth since slower sales in November.

The February Retail Index survey came in at 71.0,

Free COVID-19 signage for your store

Free COVID-19 signage for your store

UPDATED MARCH 22, 2021 – As more and more Michiganders are getting vaccinated, utilize these signs in your store to encourage shoppers to continue wearing their masks.

MRA reports Michigan retail January sales build on positive December numbers

Current January gauge

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan retailers reported an increase in January sales over December, now reporting two months of positive growth since sales were down in November.

The January Retail Index survey came in at 59.4,

BIG Wins for Michigan Retailers in 2020; 2021 MRA Priorities

Amy Drumm, Vice President of Government Affairs for Michigan Retailers Association

MRA Advocacy efforts paid dividends for members in 2020

By AMY DRUMM, MRA Vice President, Government Affairs

Now that 2020 is behind us, here is a recap of MRA’s significant wins for Michigan Retailers for the year and what’s on the docket for 2021.

CEO Bill Hallan: Glimmers of Hope on the Horizon

MRA President and CEO Bill Hallan

It’s difficult to find inspiration these days. The recent events that unfolded at the U.S. Capitol threaten the most basic tenet of our democracy: the peaceful transfer of power. I was appalled and it was yet another horrifying event that we’ve witnessed during the last 10 months.