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Nov 16, 2016, 10:13 ET Retailers Demand Details from Visa on Response to Fed Rule Violations

Today, merchant associations representing tens of thousands of U.S. merchants sent a letter to Visa CEO Charles W. Scharf and CEO-Designate Al...


Sep 01, 2016, 16:31 ET Retailers Urge Federal Action to Prevent Significant Cargo Disruptions

In a letter sent today, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) urged action in response to the bankruptcy of Hanjin, a major South...


Jun 30, 2016, 12:00 ET Retailers Applaud Circuit Court Decision Rejecting Visa/MasterCard Settlement

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), issued the following statement in response to a ruling from the U.S. Second Circuit Court of...


Jun 15, 2016, 13:13 ET RILA: Alabama Lawsuit Sets Up Second State Challenge to Quill

 The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issued the following statement reacting to an announcement from the state of Alabama Department...


Jun 07, 2016, 10:36 ET Repeal of Durbin Amendment a Nonstarter for Retailers in GOP Financial Reform Proposals

 The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) reacted today to comments made by House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) that...


Mar 23, 2016, 11:06 ET Retailers React to Harmful DOL Persuader Rule

 The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issued the following statement in response to the release of a final "persuader" rule from the...


Dec 01, 2015, 10:36 ET Retailers Embrace Mobile Sales and New Payment Technology this Holiday Season

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,...


Nov 19, 2015, 17:12 ET Retailers Welcome IRS Store Repairs Safe Harbor Rule

 The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) today welcomed a safe harbor rule from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regarding the...


Feb 05, 2015, 10:17 ET Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center Hires Executive Director

The Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC) announced today it has hired Brian Engle to...


Jan 05, 2015, 10:30 ET Jennifer Safavian Named Retail Top Lobbyist

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced today that Jennifer Safavian has joined the association as Executive Vice President for...


Oct 30, 2014, 16:11 ET Merchants Set Record Straight on Cybersecurity and Payments

 Today, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and a group of merchant associations sent a letter setting...


Oct 17, 2014, 12:01 ET Retailers Applaud White House Action to Improve Card Security in U.S.

 The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issued the following statement in response to action announced today by President Obama...


Sep 18, 2014, 16:58 ET One-Year Review of Bangladesh Alliance Finds Significant Achievements; Challenges Lie Ahead

The associations representing the North American apparel and retail industry welcomed the Bipartisan Policy Center's First-Year Review of the...


Sep 08, 2014, 20:38 ET RILA Statement on Persistent Cybersecurity Criminals and Threats

 The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issued the following statement in response to confirmation of cybercriminal activity targeting...


Jul 28, 2014, 09:43 ET Merchant Community Coalesces Behind Open Process for Security Standards to Better Protect U.S. Consumers and Businesses from Cybercriminal Activity

Today, the Food Marketing Institute, Merchant Advisory Group, National Association of Convenience Stores, National Grocers Association, National...


Jul 16, 2014, 09:44 ET Retailers Urge Passage of Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act

 The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) today reiterated its support for both the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) and the Internet Tax...


Jun 27, 2014, 15:20 ET Retailers Endorse Repeal of Health Law's Automatic Enrollment Mandate

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) endorsed legislation introduced by Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) that repeals the automatic...


May 14, 2014, 16:23 ET Retailers Launch Comprehensive Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center

 Today the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), along with several of America's most recognized retail brands, launched the Retail...


Jan 27, 2014, 09:30 ET Retailers Expand their Commitment to Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

New collaborative initiative builds upon retailers' existing efforts and reflects deep commitment to protecting consumer data The Retail...


Sep 18, 2013, 11:00 ET Online Tax Loophole's Days are Numbered

Judiciary "principles" foreshadow action in the House The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) applauded principles released today by...


Sep 11, 2013, 09:38 ET Retail Association Names Annette Guarisco Executive Vice President of Public Affairs

Former General Motors executive brings decades of government affairs experience to new role  The Retail Industry Leaders Association...


Jun 06, 2013, 09:18 ET International Labor and Employment Law Expert to Testify before Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Worker Safety in Bangladesh

 In a testimony today before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, international labor and employment expert Johan Lubbe will focus on the...


May 06, 2013, 19:17 ET Retailers Celebrate Senate Passage of Marketplace Fairness Act

Main Street retailers welcome constructive debate in the House The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issued the following...


Apr 25, 2013, 18:32 ET Retailers Celebrate Senate Marketplace Fairness Act Vote

Bipartisan Majority Overwhelmingly Supports Level Playing Field for Main St. Retailers The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issued...


Apr 22, 2013, 18:27 ET America's Retailers Applaud Senate Vote on Marketplace Fairness Act

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issued the following statement in response to a vote in the United States Senate tonight on the...