Retailers Agree Proposed Comprehensive Tax Reform Could Help Economy Grow

WASHINGTON, 2017-Apr-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today (April 26, 2017) welcomed the proposal on comprehensive tax reform released by President Trump. “Retailers commend the president for his leadership on much-needed comprehensive tax reform,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “What matters most is that we enact pro-growth tax policy […]

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Retailers Urge Congress To Help Save Consumers Billions With Swipe Fee Reform

WASHINGTON, 2017-Apr-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation and retailers from across the country went to Capitol Hill today (April 26, 2017) as Congress held a hearing on legislation that would repeal debit card swipe fee reform, telling lawmakers that reform has saved merchants and consumers more than $40 billion and should be […]

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NACS comments on the Financial Choice Act which would repeal debit swipe fee reform

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2017-Apr-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lyle Beckwith, Senior Vice President of Government Relations of the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), today issued the following statement on the House Financial Services Committee hearing on the Financial Choice Act which would repeal debit swipe fee reform: “NACS strongly opposes the Financial Choice Act […]

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National Grocers Association opposes the reintroduction of the Financial CHOICE Act

Arlington, VA, 2017-Apr-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA) today announced its strong opposition to the reintroduction of the Financial CHOICE Act, which would nearly double the rates food retailers pay each time a consumer uses their debit card. A discussion draft of the Financial CHOICE Act was released by U.S. Representative […]

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California Grocers Association honors California State Senators with “Legislator of the Year” award

California Grocers Association honors California State Senators with “Legislator of the Year” award   SACRAMENTO, CA, 2017-Apr-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — California State Senators Steven Glazer (D-Orinda) and Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg) were the inaugural recipients of the California Grocers Association “Legislator of the Year” award. The lawmakers received the prestigious award at CGA’s 2017 […]

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Australian Retailers Association: Retailers conducting business in Australia should pay their tax just like Australian retailers currently do

Wellington Parade, East Melbourne, 2017-Apr-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) strongly supports the Government in closing the Low Value Threshold (LVT) loophole for the purchase of offshore tangible goods under $1000. Russell Zimmerman, Executive Director of the ARA said they have been working with the Federal and State Governments to reduce […]

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The Retail Litigation Center announces the filing of its 100th brief

Milestone Marks Importance Of Retail’s Voice In The Judicial Branch Arlington , VA, 2017-Apr-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — ​The Retail Litigation Center (RLC) announced the filing of its 100th brief.  The RLC was founded in 2010 to serve as the voice of the retail industry in the judicial branch with the mission of representing […]

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Independent grocers and state trade association call on lawmakers to defend transparency and competition in the debit marketplace

Arlington, VA, 2017-Apr-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Apr 4, 2017), more than 300 independent supermarket companies and state trade associations sent a letter urging Members of Congress to preserve the debit reforms, also known as the Durbin Amendment, passed as part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. In the letter, […]

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Kroger’s Michigan division ratifies new labor agreement with Local 876

NOVI, Mich., 2017-Mar-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today (March 16, 2017) announced that associates working at 103 stores in the company’s Michigan division have ratified a new labor agreement with Local 876. “We are pleased to reach an agreement that is good for our associates. This new contract provides wage […]

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The National Retail Federation supports legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare

Bills Do Not Include Tax on Employer-Provided Health Benefits WASHINGTON, 2017-Mar-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today (March 7, 2017) said it supports legislation unveiled by House Republicans to repeal and replace former President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. “Retailers want reforms that push us toward a more competition-driven private health care market, […]

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hhgregg files for voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code

Strategic decisions allow the Company to move forward as a stronger, debt free and customer-focused business INDIANAPOLIS, 2017-Mar-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — hhgregg, Inc. (“hhgregg” or the “Company”) today (March 6, 2017) announced that the Company has taken action to restructure its balance sheet and better position itself for future success by filing voluntary petitions […]

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Retailers Urge Congress to Support Association Health Plans for Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, 2017-Mar-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today (March 1, 2017) urged Congress to support legislation that would allow small businesses to join together through association health plans to provide greater access to affordable health care for their employees. “Small businesses compete every day with large employers for both customers and […]

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NRF and RILA urges supreme court not to revive controversial 2012 settlement of credit card swipe fees

WASHINGTON, 2017-Feb-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation and the Retail Industry Leaders Association today (February 21, 2017) asked the U.S. Supreme Court to let stand an appeals court ruling that struck down a controversial 2012 settlement of a class action lawsuit over Visa and MasterCard’s credit card swipe fees. “This alleged ‘settlement’ […]

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RILA and NRF oppose the attempt of banks and credit card companies to convince SCOTUS to reinstate unfair settlement terms of MDL1720

Arlington , VA, 2017-Feb-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (2/22/2017), the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and National Retail Federation (NRF) filed a joint brief opposing the attempt of large banks and credit card companies to convince the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate the unfair settlement terms of MDL1720 – the lawsuit challenging the […]

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The California Grocers Association supports Assembly Bill 1326 that will provide grocers and retailers with relief from theft

Sacramento, CA, 2017-Feb-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — The California Grocers Association announced their co-sponsorship and full-fledged support for Assembly Bill 1326, by Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove). The measure, co-authored by Assemblymembers Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona) and Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima), will aggregate the dollar value of certain property crimes, such as shoplifting and check fraud, […]

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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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