RILA’s Brian Dodge: The new border adjustable tax is a dangerous and untested proposal built upon deeply flawed economics

Dollar Will Not Adjust As Backers Claim, Even In Long-Term, Hurting Consumers And Importers Arlington , VA, 2017-May-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — An economic report released today (5/22/2017) from the international macroeconomics firm Capital Economics finds the economic theory behind the border adjustment tax to be a “gross simplification” of today’s currency markets. The report […]

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 & […]

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 […]

RILA: “mobile” may be the new buzz word for retailers in 2016

Arlington, VA, 2015-12-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — ​​This holiday season, a record number of purchases will be made with the use of a mobile device. Some of these purchases will be made in-store, using a smart phone to make the payment at checkout. And a growing number will be purchases made by consumers directly from their […]

RILA: retailers spend billions to accept new, more secure credit cards, commonly referred to as “chip” cards

American Banks And Credit Unions Continue To Issue Less Secure “Signature” Cards Arlington, VA, 2015-9-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — A change is coming to the checkout. This fall national retailers are turning on newly installed payment terminals aimed at better protecting consumers from cybercrime and credit card fraud.  These machines are designed to accept new, more […]

RILA: VISA acknowledged that a staggering number of magnetic “swipe” cards have not been replaced with new cards

Arlington, VA, 2015-9-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — As retailers spend billions to upgrade their point of sale terminals to accept new “chip” cards before the October 1st liability shift deadline, the nation’s largest card network acknowledged that a staggering number of magnetic “swipe” cards have not been replaced with new cards. The most recent numbers announced […]