News

Michigan Retailers Joins Store Owners Across State to Introduce Buy Nearby Guy

‘Buy Nearby’ Campaign and Mascot Remind Residents to Shop in Michigan

Lansing, Mich. – Michigan Retailers Association’s “Buy Nearby” campaign today introduced its new mascot and released new economic data underscoring the important benefits of shopping in Michigan.

Michigan Retailers Association Endorses Governor Snyder for Re-election

LANSING – Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) today announced the endorsement of Governor Rick Snyder for re-election, pointing to his strong support of retail issues and his keen understanding of the importance of Michigan’s retail industry to the state economy.

Michigan Retailers Association Announces Friends of Retail

LANSING — Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) today announced “Friend of Retail” designations for the August 5 primary election. 30 Michigan Senate candidates and 70 Michigan House of Representatives candidates earned the title Friend of Retail.

Retail forecasts rise despite sluggish May sales

LANSING – Michigan retailers’ outlook rose to its most optimistic level in more than nine years in May, following sluggish sales that didn’t keep pace with April’s post-winter surge, according to the Michigan Retail Index,

Retail forecasts rise after April sales climb

LANSING – Michigan retailers welcomed a long-awaited rise in sales during April with a burst of optimism about sales for the rest of spring and early summer, according to the Michigan Retail Index,

Retail sales remain chilled during March

LANSING – A hoped-for surge in Michigan retail sales after a long, severe winter never materialized in March, building up expectations for improvement in April, according to the latest Michigan Retail Index,

Retail sales and forecasts improve, but still cool

LANSING – Sales and short-term forecasts for Michigan retail businesses improved during February, but they still have a lot of frozen ground to make up after the extreme winter, according to the latest Michigan Retail Index,

Governor adds momentum to Main St. Fairness

LANSING – Michigan’s retail industry applauded Governor Rick Snyder today for his support of Main Street Fairness legislation and said it accelerates momentum for passage of the Internet sales tax collection measure currently in the Michigan Legislature.

Retailers’ 2014 forecasts turn chilly

LANSING – Michigan retail businesses project only a 1.4 percent increase in their own sales this year, following a poor holiday shopping season and a worse January, according to the Michigan Retail Index,