Bipartisan legislation to address problems with FDA menu labeling

ARLINGTON, VA, 2017-Feb-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Food Marketing Institute (FMI) renewed the supermarket industry’s support for the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act (H.R. 772/S. 261). This bipartisan legislation introduced today (February 2, 2017) addresses persistent problems with the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) menu labeling final rule. FMI urges support of this legislation to allow these changes to be enacted and implemented prior to FDA’s upcoming compliance date, scheduled to be on May […]

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RILA joins trade associations and businesses to launch Americans for Affordable Products campaign to stop border adjustable tax

National Campaign To Educate Lawmakers On Harmful Impact Of Proposed New Tax​ Arlington , VA, 2017-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (2/1/2017), the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) joined more than 120 other trade associations and businesses to launch Americans for Affordable Products, a national campaign to stop the border adjustable tax or BAT. […]

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NACS welcomes the reintroduction of legislation on menu labeling regulations

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2017-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) today (2/2/2017) applauded the reintroduction of legislation to protect small businesses and their workers from the unreasonable burdens and potential criminal penalties of the Food and Drug Administration’s final menu labeling regulations. The Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act, reintroduced by […]

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NGA applauds introduction of the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2017

Arlington, VA, 2017-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA) today (Feb 2, 2017) applauded the introduction of the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2017 (H.R. 772, S. 261), a bipartisan bill that clarifies the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) final rule regarding menu labeling at restaurants and similar retail […]

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FMI supports legislation Death Tax Repeal Act of 2017

ARLINGTON, VA, 2017-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Food Marketing Institute (FMI) issued the following statement in support of legislation, Death Tax Repeal Act of 2017, introduced by Sen. John Thune (R-SD) and Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD) that would repeal the death tax once and for all. ”The death tax represents the most pernicious form […]

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NRF applauds warning from New York Fed CEO that border adjustment tax would have “unintended consequences” for American consumers

NEW YORK, 2017-Jan-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation applauded a warning from Federal Reserve Bank of New York President and CEO William Dudley today (January 17, 2017) that a border adjustment tax would have “unintended consequences” for American consumers. “Mr. Dudley and retailers are in agreement: a border adjustment scheme would […]

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RILA responds to federal district court decision to remand South Dakota’s case against three large online retailers

Arlington , VA, 2017-Jan-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association’s (RILA’s) Executive Vice President and General Counsel Deborah White issued the following statement in response to a decision by federal district court judge Roberto Lange today (1/17/2017)  to remand South Dakota’s case against three large online retailers to state court. “Today’s […]

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NCR Corporation enters into agreement to resolve Wisconsin Fox River environmental cleanup and related Superfund litigation

United States Government and State of Wisconsin Support Decree Relating to Cleanup Efforts that NCR Began in 2009 DULUTH, Ga., 2017-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) today (January 17, 2017) announced it is resolving the Wisconsin Fox River environmental cleanup and related Superfund litigation by entry into a definitive consent decree […]

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NRF calls on U.S. Supreme Court to allow merchants to freely show customers the added costs that come with paying by credit card

WASHINGTON, 2017-Jan-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today called on the U.S. Supreme Court to allow merchants to freely and accurately show customers the added costs that come with paying by credit card rather than cash. “Retailers have no interest in surcharging their customers for using credit cards,” NRF Senior Vice President […]

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eBay commits to ensuring equal pay; signs White House Equal Pay Pledge

eBay commits to ensuring equal pay; signs White House Equal Pay Pledge We are committed to ensuring that we pay our people fairly based on their role, contribution and impact. San Jose, California, 2016-Dec-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Dec 7, 2016) eBay signed the White House Equal Pay Pledge, underscoring our commitment to […]

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Diebold Nixdorf: Judge recommends an exclusion order barring the importation of Nautilus Hyosung deposit automation-enabled ATMs and modules

NORTH CANTON, Ohio, 2016-Dec-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Diebold Nixdorf today (Dec. 1, 2016) announced the initial determination of the International Trade Commission, in which the Administrative Law Judge recommends an exclusion order barring the importation of Nautilus Hyosung deposit automation-enabled automated teller machines (ATMs) and modules. The decision, which finds that Hyosung infringes […]

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Sheetz to move forward with pay increase on all its salaried employees despite federal judge’s injunction

ALTOONA, Pa., 2016-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz, one of America’s fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience retailers, today (Nov. 30, 2016) announced that all of the company’s salaried employees will earn a minimum base salary of $47,500 per year.  The decision was made in connection to the proposed Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) rule from […]

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NRF welcomes judge’s ruling on preventing DOL’s changes to federal overtime rules from taking effect on Dec 1

WASHINGTON, 2016-Nov-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation welcomed a judge’s ruling today that will prevent the Labor Department’s changes to federal overtime rules from taking effect as scheduled on December 1. U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant issued a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit brought by NRF, attorneys general from 21 states […]

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The National Council of Chain Restaurants applauded the postpone of U.S. Labor Department’s misguided overtime regulations

WASHINGTON, 2016-Nov-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Council of Chain Restaurants’ Executive Director Rob Green applauded today’s (November 22, 2016) decision by U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant to grant a preliminary injunction to postpone the U.S. Labor Department’s misguided overtime regulations. “Today, Judge Mazzant agreed with what NCCR and our coalition allies have been […]

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RILA: We welcome today’s ruling blocking the implementation of new U.S. DOL overtime regulations

Arlington , VA, 2016-Nov-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issued the following statement in response to an injunction issued late today by a federal judge blocking the implementation of new U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) overtime regulations. “We welcome today’s ruling. As RILA has argued since the final rule […]

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Retailers: state anti-surcharge laws are not consumer-protection legislation

Arlington , VA, 2016-Nov-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (11/22/2016) the Retail Litigation Center (RLC) joined by the Retail Council of New York State, Florida Retail Federation and the Food Marketing Institute filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in Expressions Hair Designs vs. Schneiderman. The case takes up the issue of whether […]

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NGA calls on Visa to quickly remove any operating rule that violates federal law

Arlington, VA, 2016-Nov-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA) applauded the Federal Reserve for taking steps to protect competition in the debit card marketplace and called on Visa to quickly remove any operating rule that violates federal law. Earlier this month, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors clarified that no payment card […]

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The British Retail Consortium welcomes UK’s new National Cyber Security Strategy

London, 2016-Nov-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — The British Retail Consortium (BRC) welcomes the publication today (November 01, 2016) of the UK’s new National Cyber Security Strategy (2016-2021). The Government’s decision to allocate £1.9bn investment towards implementing the new approach is an important move, and reflects the now widely-acknowledged reality that a step-change is needed to […]

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BRC calls on Government to put consumers first in the forthcoming Brexit talks

LONDON, 2016-Oct-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — The British Retail Consortium has called on Government negotiators to put consumers first in the forthcoming Brexit talks by ensuring their sights are firmly set on keeping shop prices low once the UK leaves the European Union. Pledging a positive and constructive approach to achieving the best possible outcome […]

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NRF on FTC’s Patent Assertion Entity Activity study: Congress should use the momentum from the study to pass legislation to reform patent laws

WASHINGTON, 2016-Oct-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today (October 6, 2016) issued the following statement from Vice President for Government Relations and Political Affairs Beth Provenzano following the release of the Federal Trade Commission’s Patent Assertion Entity Activity study. According to the study, 17 percent of companies receiving demands for payment […]

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The UK government introduces new National Minimum Wage rates

LONDON, 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Saturday 1 October), the government is introducing increases to the National Minimum Wage rates of pay. It is the minimum pay per hour all workers are entitled to by law, depending on their age and whether they are an apprentice. The new rates of pay are £6.95 for […]

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NRF welcomes House vote on six-month delay of Labor Department’s changes to federal overtime rules

WASHINGTON, 2016-Sep-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation welcomed the announcement today (September 27, 2016) that the House of Representatives would vote this week on a six-month delay of the Labor Department’s extreme changes to the federal overtime rules, which are currently scheduled to go into effect on December 1. NRF also said […]

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Kesko publishes statement of commitment on human rights

HELSINKI, 2016-Sep-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kesko has completed a human rights impact assessment in compliance with UN’s Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The extensive survey involved listening to the views of customers, personnel and high-risk country factory workers on human rights and on the implementation of human rights in the K-Group’s operations. […]

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NRF filed suit against Labor Department’s changes to the federal overtime rules

WASHINGTON, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation filed suit in U.S. District Court today (September 20, 2016) on behalf of the millions of employers and employees who will be drastically affected if the Labor Department’s changes to the federal overtime rules go into effect on December 1. “The Labor Department’s extreme and […]

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RILA comments on Council’s decision to end consideration of scheduling legislation

Arlington , VA, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issued the following statement in response to action taken today by the Washington, D.C. Council to end the consideration of legislation that would have been harmful to retail employees working in the nation’s capital. The Council tabled the measure on […]

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Food Marketing Institute strongly opposes House Financial Services Committee provision on ‘No-Choice’ act

ARLINGTON, VA, 2016-Sep-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Food Marketing Institute (FMI) strongly opposes the provision in House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling’s (R-TX) so-called “CHOICE” Act (H.R. 5983), which eliminates choice for Main Street businesses and repeals debit card reforms that have fostered  competition in the marketplace for the past five years. In 2010, […]

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RILA comments on House Committee vote on repeal of critical debit card fee reforms

Arlington , VA, 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — In a letter sent to House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling and Ranking Member Maxine Waters, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) outlined retailers’ objections to H.R. 5983, the Financial CHOICE Act, and urged the Committee to vote against the legislation this week. The CHOICE Act, specifically […]

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RILA objects House Committee vote on Financial CHOICE Act

Arlington , VA, 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — In a letter sent to House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling and Ranking Member Maxine Waters, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) outlined retailers’ objections to H.R. 5983, the Financial CHOICE Act, and urged the Committee to vote against the legislation this week. The CHOICE Act, specifically […]

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NRF urges Congress to reject bill that would both undermine competition and repeal on debit card swipe fees

WASHINGTON, 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today (September 13, 2016) asked Congress to reject legislation that would both undermine competition and repeal the Federal Reserve’s cap on debit card swipe fees. The proposed bill would unleash new, higher, hidden swipe fees that could more than double without competitive routing options and […]

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NACS issues statement on the House Financial Services Committee vote to report the Financial Choice Act

Alexandria, VA, 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lyle Beckwith, senior vice president of government relations at NACS, today (9/13/2016) issued the following statement on the House Financial Services Committee vote to report H.R. 5983, the Financial Choice Act: “NACS is deeply disappointed at the House Financial Services Committee’s vote to report the controversial and misnamed […]

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