RILA announces the winners of the (R)Tech Retail CEO Innovation Awards

Three Companies Spurring The Future Of Retail Showcase Technologies For Industry’s Most Recognized CEOs Tucson , AZ, 2018-Jan-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — ​The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), the trade association for America’s most recognized and innovative retailers, today (1/23/2018) announced the winners of the (R)Tech Retail CEO Innovation Awards. The three winners, IamBot, Multifold, and Persado, […]

RILA welcomes new Board Chairman Brian Cornell chairman and CEO of Target Corporation

Semi-Annual Meeting Brings New Chairman, Four New Board Members​ Arlington , VA, 2018-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced today (1/22/2018) that four 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 […]

JDA Software Group Inc. to serve as a strategic partner and advisor for RILA’s Supply Chain Leaders Council

JDA Will Serve As Strategic Advisor To RILA Council Of Top Retail Supply Chain Executives Arlington , VA, 2018-Jan-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — ​Today (1/8/2018), the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced that JDA Software Group Inc., a leading provider of supply chain planning and execution solutions for retailers, manufacturers, logistics providers and wholesale distributors […]

RILA announces Kohl’s COO Sona Chawla as the keynote speaker at the 2018 Retail Supply Chain Conference

Annual Event Brings Together Top Retail Supply Chain Execs Arlington , VA, 2017-Dec-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — ​Today ( 12/4/2017), the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced Sona Chawla, Kohl’s chief operating officer, will be the keynote speaker at the 2018 Retail Supply Chain Conference. The conference serves as the premier event for retail supply chain […]

RILA again teams up with Sustainable Brands® for their 2018 flagship conference

Vancouver Event Will Feature Retail-Specific Program Track Arlington , VA, 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (11/28/2017), the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced that for the second year in a row they will be teaming up with Sustainable Brands® for their 2018 flagship conference in Vancouver, Canada. The event, Redesigning the Good Life, is the […]

RILA welcomes House passage of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”

Arlington , VA, 2017-Nov-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (11/16/2017), the Retail Leaders Association (RILA), the trade association for America’s most recognized and innovative brands, issued a statement praising the House passage of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”: “We are thankful the House moved swiftly to pass this important legislation that will give […]

RILA comments on House Hearings on data security and consumer privacy

House Hearings Address Consumer Privacy In The Digital Age Arlington , VA, 2017-Nov-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — In response to hearings held today (11/1/2017) in the House Financial Services and Energy and Commerce Committees focusing on data security and consumer privacy, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issued the following statement: “Consumer privacy and […]

RILA comments on reports of Canada and Mexico’s rejection of proposals made during NAFTA renegotiations

Arlington , VA, 2017-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (10/17/2017), the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), the trade association for America’s most recognized and innovative retail brands, issued the following statement reacting to reports of Canada and Mexico’s rejection of proposals made during the most recent round of NAFTA renegotiations: “Simply put, we cannot […]

RILA opens applications for its first annual (R)Tech Retail CEO Innovation Awards

Arlington , VA, 2017-Aug-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — ​The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), the trade association for America’s most recognized and innovative retail brands, announced its call for applications for its first annual (R)Tech Retail CEO Innovation Awards. “As today’s top retail leaders gather at RILA’s CEO Forum, this will be the perfect […]

RILA congratulates Marvin Kaplan on his appointment to the National Labor Relations Board

Arlington , VA, 2017-Aug-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (8/2/2017), the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) congratulated Marvin Kaplan on his appointment to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). RILA’s Vice President of Government Affairs Evan Armstrong issued the following statement: “RILA congratulates Marvin Kaplan on the approval of his nomination to the NLRB. Marvin has a deep knowledge […]

RILA’s Hun Quach comments on the Administration’s North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiation objectives

Arlington , VA, 2017-Jul-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today ( 7/18/2017), the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) Vice President of International Trade Hun Quach issued the following statement responding to the release of the Administration’s North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiation objectives: “As the nation’s largest private sector employer, retailers are closely monitoring the administration’s efforts […]

Retail Industry Leaders Association praised nominations of Marvin Kaplan and William Emanuel to the NLRB

Arlington , VA, 2017-Jul-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (June 28, 2017), the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) praised the nominations of Marvin Kaplan and William Emanuel to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). President Trump nominated Kaplan who currently serves as a counsel at the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission and Emanuel, an attorney with […]

RILA announces support for the Financial CHOICE Act

Arlington , VA, 2017-Jun-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today ( 6/8/2017), the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced its support for the Financial CHOICE Act, urging lawmakers to take an important first step in addressing regulatory reform in the financial services sector. Austen Jensen, vice president for government affairs, issued the following statement regarding […]

RILA and Auburn University released their 7th annual “State of the Retail Supply Chain” report

Annual Report Highlights Challenges, Competencies And The Future Of The Retail Supply Chain Arlington , VA, 2017-Jun-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (6/5/2017), Auburn University’s Center for Supply Chain Innovation and the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), in partnership with DC Velocity, released their seventh annual “State of the Retail Supply Chain” report. The […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 & […]

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’ […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]