Annual legislative reception another success
Michigan Retailers Association held its annual legislative reception on Tuesday and had excellent attendance. Thirty-two legislators attended, including Speaker of the House Kevin Cotter and Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich,
Creative window displays are an ideal way to set your business apart from the competition. Windows are the billboard of your store, according to Tony Camilletti, of store-design firm JGA Inc.
LANSING – Michigan retailers’ sales rose sharply in March, rebounding from their steep drop in February, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
Legislators leave for two-week break
Legislators are on a two-week break, starting today. Accordingly, MRA will not send a Government Affairs News update until after legislators return on April 14.
Personal time commitment, quality personnel and an expanded customer base are key factors that impact the success of a second store, according to retailers who have run multi-store operations.
These retailers are quick to point out the extra work and stress involved with running an additional location.
LANSING – Michigan retailers’ sales fell along with the temperatures during February, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
Retail fraud bills to be reintroduced
2014 legislation that would allow for the recovery of law enforcement costs related to retail fraud cases will be reintroduced this term. Last year’s Senate bill never made it out of a House committee due to confusion that the bill would add new penalties for retail fraud.
LANSING – Seventy-nine percent of Michigan retail businesses expect to grow their sales this year, with the increases averaging 2.4 percent, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.