RILA congratulates President-elect Trump; ready to work with new Administration and new Congress

RILA issued the following statement in reaction to the outcome of yesterday’s election

Arlington , VA, 2016-Nov-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — “We congratulate President-elect Trump on his victory and we look forward to working with him, his Administration and the new Congress to address the challenges facing retailers, their employees and their customers,” said RILA President Sandy Kennedy. “Given that the retail industry is the nation’s second largest private employer, we look forward to working together with the new President and Congress to ensure that retailers can grow, create new jobs and provide retail employees with work, opportunity and the skills for career success.”

Among the issues that RILA will focus are comprehensive tax reform, competition and innovation in the payments market, investment in transportation and infrastructure, free trade, and sound labor and workforce policies.

RILA is the trade association of the world’s largest and most innovative retail companies. RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers domestically and abroad.


Brian Dodge
Executive Vice President, Communications and Strategic Initiatives
Phone: 703-600-2017

Source: RILA

NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay pledged to work with new President-elect Donald Trump and the new Congress

WASHINGTON, 2016-Nov-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — National Retail Federation President and CEO Matthew Shay congratulated the winners of Tuesday’s federal elections and pledged to work with President-elect Donald Trump and the new Congress on a pro-growth, pro-jobs agenda:

“With the holiday season upon us, retailers are glad that this unprecedented election is over, along with the divisive rhetoric and the impact it had on consumers concerned about their future. It is time to bring all Americans together, working in a bipartisan fashion to address the pressing needs of the day.

“The next few months will offer many opportunities for us to educate lawmakers on our priorities, such as tax reform and investment in our nation’s infrastructure, as well as pro-growth policies that create jobs and reward capital investment. If this election taught us anything, it is the importance of focusing on policies and programs that not only benefit today’s economy, but the economy of the future and our next generation of workers.

“As President Trump begins staffing his administration, we are hopeful that pragmatism will prevail over ideology so that all branches of government can work together for the benefit of retailers, their associates, the consumers they serve and the communities where they live and work.”

NRF is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and Internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries. Retail is the nation’s largest private sector employer, supporting one in four U.S. jobs – 42 million working Americans. Contributing $2.6 trillion to annual GDP, retail is a daily barometer for the nation’s economy.

Robin Roberts
(855) NRF-Press

Source: NRF