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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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Michigan retail sales climb in June 1

LANSING – Michigan’s retail industry rang up its best sales performance in more than three years during June, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

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,