Michigan Retailers Foundation Donors

MRA’s annual scholarship competition has launched for the 2023-24 academic year. The Foundation will award 12 scholarships, each worth $3,500. Contributions to the MRA Foundation come from MRA members, directors,

Preparing for Tax Time: Michigan Retailers

By: Glenn White, Deputy Treasurer, Revenue Services, Michigan Dept. of Treasury

Tax season is underway, but it doesn’t have to be stressful. The Michigan Department of Treasury offers retailers actionable tips to help simplify and streamline the filing and payment process,

Michigan Grocers Fund: a member-owned workers’ compensation

The Michigan Grocers Fund was established in 2014 with the sole purpose of keeping members’ workers’ compensation costs low, reliable and predictable. Owned and operated by its members, the Michigan Grocers Fund offers the same protection as an insurance company.

Regulatory Rundown: Feb./March Michigan Retailer

Congress expands protections for pregnant and nursing employees

The 2023 omnibus appropriations bill signed by President Biden on December 29, 2022 contained two amendments aimed at increasing workplace protections for expectant and nursing mothers nationwide.

Staging Photos for Social Media

By: Andrea Bitely, Vice President, Communications and Marketing

Driving new customers to your business is one of the most challenging parts of being in business. Using social media is one important way to entice people into becoming a new or returning customer.

Standing the Test of Time

William J. Hallan

By: William J. Hallan, President & CEO of Michigan Retailers Association

There is a classic scene in the 1997 movie Hook when academy award winner Dustin Hoffman,

Michigan Retail Holiday Sales Down Modestly, Overall 2022 Sales Flat

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On a 100 point scale, Michigan retailers hit only 41.2 – below the 50 point midline

Michigan Retailers Association today reports that December 2022 sales, including online sales,

Notice from MI WIC: Temporary substitute formulas ending Feb. 28


To assist clients during the formula shortage, Michigan WIC received approval from USDA FNS (United State Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service) and their formula contractor,