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Green flag is out for holiday shopping

LANSING – Conditions are good for the official start of the holiday shopping season (regardless of whether it begins on Thanksgiving or the day after): brisk weather, lower gasoline prices,

Michigan retailers’ holiday sales forecasts blend optimism and caution

LANSING – Michigan retailers expect better holiday sales this year, their forecasts a blend of optimism and caution, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Plymouth Woman Wins Michigan Retailers Association’s $500 Buy Nearby Shopping Spree

Linda Millard presented with check at Gigi’s Mode in Plymouth

The Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) today announced the winner of its $500 Buy Nearby shopping spree.

Michigan Retailers Gear Up for Saturday’s Second Annual Get Caught Blue-Handed Day

Governor and Legislature Declare Oct. 4 as Get Caught Blue-Handed Day

Lansing, Mich. (Oct. 3, 2014) – The Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) announced that its second annual Get Caught Blue-Handed Day on Saturday,

Michigan Retailers Gear Up for Saturday’s Second Annual Get Caught Blue-Handed Day

Buy Nearby Celebration Benefits Shoppers, Communities and State Economy;
One Lucky Shopper Will Win $500 Shopping Spree

Lansing, MI – The Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) today announced that its second annual Get Caught Blue-Handed Day on Saturday,

Michigan retailers remain upbeat for fall

LANSING – Most Michigan retailers are forecasting improved sales for fall, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Michigan Retailers endorse Atty. Gen. Schuette

LANSING – Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) today announced the endorsement of Attorney General Bill Schuette for re-election.

The endorsement by the MRA Board of Directors was unanimous.

“Attorney General Schuette is an experienced and fair-minded regulator who has earned a second term,” said MRA President and CEO James P.

Michigan retail sales climb again in July

LANSING – Michigan’s retail industry posted strong sales numbers in July for the second month in a row, and forecasts for the end of summer and beginning of fall also rose,

Michigan Retailers announces promotions, hiring

LANSING – Michigan Retailers Association has announced the promotions of three staff members and the addition of one new employee at its downtown Lansing headquarters.

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