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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The Retail Industry Leaders Association responds to the conclusion of Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations

Arlington , VA, 2015-10-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issued the following statement in response to news that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations have concluded and an agreement has been reached among the 12 participating Asia-Pacific nations, including the United States. “Retailers welcome today’s news and applaud U.S. Trade Representative Michael […]

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Liz Hunger joins The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) as Director for State Government Affairs

Arlington, VA, 2015-6-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced today that Liz Hunger has joined the association as Director for State Government Affairs. In this role, Hunger will manage RILA’s relationships with State Retail Association partners and facilitate communications with RILA member company executives with state government affairs as […]

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The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issues statement in response to the passage of Trade Promotion Authority in the US Senate

Arlington , VA, 2015-5-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issued the following statement in response to the passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) in the United States Senate. “Retailers applaud the Senate for passing this important trade legislation that will pave the way to reduced trade barriers for American businesses and […]

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The Retail Industry Leaders Association comments on Obama’s remarks on cyber security in the State of the Union address

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s remarks on cyber security in the State of the Union address. Arlington, VA, 2015-1-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — “The President’s focus on cyber and data security is welcome in the fight against evolving cyber-attacks.  Retailers call on Congress to provide […]

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The Retail Industry Leaders Association announced the election of four retail executives to its Board of Directors

Arlington, VA, 2015-1-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced today the election of four retail executives to its Board of Directors. The election took place during the semi-annual Board of Directors meeting, held Sunday in Amelia Island, Florida. Joining the association’s Board of Directors are: Brian Cornell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, […]

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Jennifer Safavian joins The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) as Executive Vice President for Government Affairs

Ways And Means Veteran Brings Nearly 20 Years Of Public Policy Experience To RILA Arlington , VA, 2015-1-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced today that Jennifer Safavian has joined the association as Executive Vice President for Government Affairs. As RILA’s top lobbyist, Safavian will oversee RILA’s federal and state […]

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The Retail Industry Leaders Association welcomes Nicholas Ahrens as VP of Privacy and Cybersecurity

Arlington, VA, 2014-9-15— /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) today announced Nicholas Ahrens will join the association as Vice President of Privacy and Cybersecurity. Joining the association from the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Ahrens will lead RILA’s privacy and data security agenda and serve as […]

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