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: financial services industry make dubious claims about the deployment of new cards and the readiness of retailers

Arlington, VA, 2015-9-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — As the October 1st liability shift approaches for banks and retailers to use new “chip” credit cards, many in the financial services industry are making dubious claims about the deployment of new cards and the readiness of retailers. Randy Vanderhook, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance is falsely […]

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 […]

RILA objectes DOL’s proposal to change workforce classification regulations

Proposed Rule Undermines Important Employee Benefits And Creates Enormous Burdens For Employers Arlington, VA, 2015-9-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — ​In comments submitted today to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) strenuously objected to the proposal to change workforce classification regulations. Specifically, the proposal would change the rules by which employees […]

RILA welcomed EPA’s proposals on waste management regulations related to retailers’ handling of unsold consumer products

Arlington, VA, 2015-9-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) welcomed two proposals from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Monday that update waste management regulations related to the handling of unsold consumer products by retailers. The EPA’s proposed Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements rules address compliance challenges for retailers stemming from the […]

RILA: Retailers spent billions upgrading to accept new “chip-and-PIN” cards, but banks keep on issuing “chip and signature” cards in US

Arlington, VA, 2015-8-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — In a segment on this morning’s Today Show, a spokeswoman from MasterCard led viewers to believe that new “chip” credit cards being issued to consumers are the same cards currently issued in Europe and Canada that have reduced fraud by almost 80 percent. What this spokeswoman omitted, […]

RILA: 178 employers and trade associations to endorse legislation aimed at providing employees and employers with more effective means for determining eligibility for Exchange tax credits

178 Organizations Urge Action To Provide Employees And Employers With Needed Clarity On Exchange Subsidies Arlington, VA, 2015-7-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — In a letter sent today, a coalition of 178 employers and trade associations joined together to endorse legislation aimed at providing employees and employers with a more effective means for determining eligibility for Exchange tax credits […]

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 […]

RILA: retailers outlined how tax collection obligations applied disparately to businesses substantially disadvantage local business and communities in DMA v. Brohl brief

Issue Currently Before The Tenth Circuit Court Of Appeals Arlington, VA, 2015-5-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — ​​​In an amicus brief to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in the case Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl, retailers outlined how tax collection obligations applied disparately to businesses substantially disadvantage local business and communities. The brief was filed jointly […]

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 […]

RILA: the retail industry leads the efforts to enhance cyber security and data security; makes massive investment in stores

The Retail Industry Highlights Efforts To Protect Consumers, Thwart Cyber Attacks Arlington, VA, 2015-4-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Over the past year the retail industry has led efforts to enhance cyber security and data security, starting with a massive investment in our stores.​ ​​ ​​Retailers Are Investing $8.65 Billion To Upgrade Payment Terminals. New technology […]

RILA’s statement on U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman’s congressional hearings on the U.S. trade policy agenda

Arlington, VA, 2015-1-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) today issued the following statement surrounding U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman’s appearance before the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways & Means Committee to discuss the U.S. trade policy agenda: “RILA welcomes the continued commitment U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman has shown […]

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, […]

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 […]

RILA: Merchant Financial Cyber Partnership announces the next steps to strengthen the security of the payments system

Partnership Sends Letter To Congress Outlining Cybersecurity Information Sharing Legislation Principles Arlington, VA, 2014-12-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, the Merchant Financial Cyber Partnership announced the next steps for the two industries to continue working together to strengthen the security of the payments system. Launched in February, the Partnership has succeeded in its goal to work […]

RILA to join federal officials and leading cybersecurity C-suite executives at the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square to close the market in celebration of National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Arlington, VA, 2014-10-21— /EPR Retail News/ — Tuesday, The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) will join a group of federal officials and leading cybersecurity C-suite executives and experts across retail, financial services and corporate America at the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square to close the market in celebration of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). Convened by the National […]

RILA and global sustainability non-profit Forum for the Future launch two-minute video to introduce the Retail Horizons project

‘Retail Horizons’ Introductory Video Launched Ahead Of 2014 Retail Sustainability Conference Arlington, VA, 2014-9-25— /EPR Retail News/ — Today, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and global sustainability non-profit Forum for the Future released a two-minute video to introduce the Retail Horizons project ahead of the RILA 2014 Retail Sustainability Conference held from September 29 to […]