News from Retail Industry Leaders Association A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics/government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages.

Latest

26 Apr, 2017, 15:22 ET Retailers Respond to President Trump's Tax Plan

Today the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issued the following statement in response to the release of President Trump's tax...


13 Mar, 2017, 10:21 ET Retail Industry Leaders Association and Accenture Launch Innovation Center to Help America's Top Retailers Harness Technological Change

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and Accenture, today announced the launch of RILA's (R)Tech Center for Innovation. The new...


16 Nov, 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...


01 Sep, 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...


30 Jun, 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...


15 Jun, 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...


07 Jun, 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...


23 Mar, 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...


01 Dec, 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,...


19 Nov, 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...


05 Feb, 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...


05 Jan, 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...


30 Oct, 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...


17 Oct, 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...


18 Sep, 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...


08 Sep, 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...


28 Jul, 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...


16 Jul, 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...


27 Jun, 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...


14 May, 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...


27 Jan, 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...


18 Sep, 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...


11 Sep, 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...


06 Jun, 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...


06 May, 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...