RILA EVP for Government Affairs Jennifer Safavian comments on retail community’s support for comprehensive tax reform

Arlington , VA, 2017-May-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Jennifer Safavian, RILA Executive Vice President for Government Affairs, issued the following statement regarding the retail community’s support for comprehensive tax reform following today’s House Ways and Means Committee hearing “How Tax Reform Will Grow Our Economy and Create Jobs.” “Retailers have a significant impact on […]

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RILA welcomes Administration’s notice to Congress of its intent to renegotiate NAFTA

Arlington , VA, 2017-May-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (5/18/2017), RILA Vice President of International Trade Hun Quach, issued the following statement regarding the Administration’s notice to Congress of its intent to renegotiate NAFTA: “RILA welcomes the Administration’s announcement to open talks with Mexico and Canada — vital trading partners for the retail industry. […]

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RILA issues statement on Robert Lighthizer’s appointment as U.S. Trade Representative

Arlington , VA, 2017-May-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (05.11.17), Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) Vice President of International Trade Hun Quach, issued the following statement regarding Robert Lighthizer’s appointment as U.S. Trade Representative: “We commend Robert Lighthizer on his appointment to U.S. trade representative. RILA has long-championed retail’s critical role in international trade which creates […]

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New RILA ad campaign calls on Congress to protect debit swipe fee reform

RILA Ads Tell Congress To Hold Wall Street Accountable And Protect Reform Vital To Industry Arlington , VA, 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (5/9/2017), the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), the trade association for America’s largest retailers, launched a national ad campaign urging Congress to protect debit swipe fee reform as the House […]

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RILA announces eight finalists for the 2017 (R)Tech Asset Protection: Innovation Awards

Eight Companies Ranked Among The Best For Technology Advancements In Asset Protection Arlington , VA., 2017-Mar-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), the trade association for the world’s largest and most innovative retail companies, announced eight finalists for the 2017 (R)Tech Asset Protection: Innovation Awards. The Awards serve as a […]

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RILA names Andrew Sousa as assistant director for the Center for Retail Compliance

Arlington , VA , 2017-Mar-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced today (3/28/2017) that Andrew Sousa has joined the association as assistant director for the Center for Retail Compliance and director at RILA. In this role, Sousa will manage RILA’s committee of retail environmental compliance professionals and develop comprehensive […]

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RILA to host 2017 Retail Asset Protection Conference on April 9-12 in New Orleans, LA

Arlington , VA, 2017-Mar-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — ​For the first time, members of the media are invited to attend the 2017 Retail Asset Protection Conference, hosted by the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) April 9-12 in New Orleans, LA. The conference will bring together top global retail asset protection executives and industry experts […]

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RILA launches Tech Center for Innovation with Accenture

Arlington , VA, 2017-Mar-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and Accenture (ACN: NYSE), today announced the launch of RILA’s (R)Tech Center for Innovation. The new initiative will explore the impact that technologies like artificial intelligence and virtual reality will have on the retail industry and help retailers create innovative […]

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RILA appoints Jason Brewer as EVP, communications & state affairs and Brian Rose as director, state affairs & advocacy

Additions Signal Increased Focus On State Affairs Arlington , VA, 2017-Mar-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) recently welcomed the addition of two new members to the public affairs team, Jason Brewer, who will serve as executive vice president, communications & state affairs and Brian Rose, director, state affairs & […]

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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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RILA welcomes the appointment of Steven Mnuchin as U.S. Secretary of Treasury

Arlington , VA, 2017-Feb-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association released the following statement congratulating Steven Mnuchin on being appointed U.S. Secretary of Treasury: “RILA congratulates Steven Mnuchin on his appointment to Secretary of Treasury. We look forward to working with the Department on policies that grow our nation’s economy, promote […]

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RILA now accepting applications for the 2017 (R)Tech Asset Protection: Innovation Awards

Arlington , VA, 2017-Feb-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), the trade association for the world’s largest and most innovative retail companies, today (2/8/2017) announced it is now accepting applications for the 2017 (R)Tech Asset Protection: Innovation Awards. The Awards showcase game-changing technology that mitigates total retail loss and recognizes […]

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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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RILA announces three top retail executives elected to its Board of Directors

Arlington , VA, 2017-Jan-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced today (1/23/2017) that three top retail executives have been selected to join the association’s Board of Directors in an election that took place during the Board’s semi-annual meeting, held Sunday in Naples, Florida. Joining the association’s Board of Directors […]

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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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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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RILA welcomes Christin Fernandez and Talana Lattimer to its communications and marketing team

Arlington , VA, 2016-Nov-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (11/2/2016), the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced the addition of two experienced professionals to its communications and marketing team, Christin Fernandez and Talana Lattimer. “We are pleased to welcome Christin and Talana to RILA. They are both talented communication professionals with deep experience utilizing […]

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RILA to merge its sustainability-focused conference with Sustainable Brands

Arlington , VA, 2016-Sep-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — In her opening remarks at the Retail Sustainability and Environmental Compliance Conference, Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) President Sandy Kennedy announced that RILA will merge its sustainability-focused conference with Sustainable Brands. Beginning in 2017, the two will produce a single conference together than includes a retail-specific […]

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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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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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RILA and The Solar Foundation analysis: Whole Foods Market’s approach to rooftop solar installations outlines measures for other retailers to consider

Arlington , VA, 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — A new analysis by the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and The Solar Foundation found that Whole Foods Market’s approach to rooftop solar installations in multiple facilities could be a valuable model for other retailers to consider. The analysis, “Whole Foods Market — Making the Case for […]

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RILA / The Solar Foundation: Whole Foods Market’s rooftop solar installations could be a valuable model for other retailers to consider

Arlington , VA , 2016-Sep-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — A new analysis by the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and The Solar Foundation found that Whole Foods Market’s approach to rooftop solar installations in multiple facilities could be a valuable model for other retailers to consider. The analysis, “Whole Foods Market — Making the Case […]

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RILA: Repealing debit swipe fee reforms would once again allow the largest banks and card networks to impose outrageous fees on merchants

Arlington , VA, 2016-Sep-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) is urging members of the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee to vote no when the CHOICE Act comes up for a vote next week. The bill repeals reforms passed more than six years ago that brought fairness and competition […]

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RILA urged action in response to bankruptcy of shipping company Hanjin to prevent cargo disruptions

Arlington , VA, 2016-Sep-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — In a letter sent today (9/1/2016), the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) urged action in response to the bankruptcy of Hanjin, a major South Korea based shipping company, to ensure the flow of cargo to and from the United States. Specifically, RILA asked U.S. Secretary of Commerce […]

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RILA comments on Judiciary Committee Chairman’s proposal, The Online Sales Simplification Act of 2016

Arlington , VA, 2016-Aug-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), issued the following statement in response to legislative language released today (8/25/2016) by U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA). Chairman Goodlatte’s proposal, The Online Sales Simplification Act of 2016, is aimed at addressing disparity in sales tax collection obligations […]

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RILA announces the appointment of Evan Armstrong as Vice President for Government Affairs

Arlington , VA, 2016-Aug-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced today that Evan Armstrong will join the association as Vice President for Government Affairs. Armstrong will lead advocacy efforts related to workforce and employment issues before Congress and federal agencies, including the Department of Labor (DOL), the EEOC and NLRB. […]

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RILA praised the House Appropriations Subcommittee vote prohibiting NLRB from enforcing several damaging rules

Arlington , VA,, 2016-Jul-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) praised the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies for passing via voice vote its FY 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services funding bill. The appropriations bill as voted on contains specific provisions prohibiting the […]

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RILA: DOL’s overtime rule will certainly hurt those that it purports to help

Final Rule Undermines Important Employee Benefits And Creates Enormous Burdens For Employers Arlington , VA, 2016-May-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issued the following statement from Jennifer Safavian, executive vice president for government affairs, in response to published reports about the U.S. Department of Labor’s overtime rule. “While a review […]

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