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Apr 17, 2018, 09:44 ET Retailers Hopeful Supreme Court Will Restore Free Market Competition

Today the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in South Dakota v. Wayfair, a case that could finally end the special treatment...


Apr 06, 2018, 10:36 ET Retailers Warn Escalating Tariffs Will Cut Further into American Shopping Carts and Wallets

Today the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) expressed alarm over the announcement that President Donald Trump has instructed the United...


Mar 19, 2018, 08:34 ET Retailers to White House: "Do Right by American Families" on Trade

Today, some of the largest brands in retail sent a letter to President Trump outlining their concerns about the detrimental impact broadly applied...


Feb 05, 2018, 09:59 ET Retail Industry Leaders Association's (R)Tech Center for Innovation and Shoptalk Partner on Shoptalk 2018

Today the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), the trade association of the world's largest and most innovative retail companies, and...


Jan 29, 2018, 12:18 ET America's Retailers Roll Out 2018 Policy Priorities Ahead of President's State of the Union Address

Today, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), the trade association for today's most recognized and innovative retailers, released its...


Jan 23, 2018, 10:33 ET Game-Changing Startups Recognized at RILA's Retail CEO Forum

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), the trade association for America's most recognized and innovative retailers, today announced the...


Jan 22, 2018, 10:31 ET Target CEO Brian Cornell to Chair RILA Board of Directors

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced today that four top retail executives have been selected to join the association's Board...


Jan 12, 2018, 15:28 ET Supreme Court Takes Case to Decide Fate of Online Sales Tax

Twenty five years after the United States Supreme Court created the loophole that today allows Internet-only sellers to evade state sales tax...


Dec 14, 2017, 18:58 ET Retail Groups File Amicus in SCOTUS Amex Credit Card Fees Case

Today, the trade associations for America's most recognized retailers, filed a joint amicus brief in Ohio, et al. v. American Express. The case,...


Nov 16, 2017, 13:24 ET Retail Industry Leaders Association Urges Congress to Pass Tax Reform that Benefits American Retailers and Consumers

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), the trade association for America's most recognized and innovative retail brands, discussed the...


Oct 20, 2017, 14:03 ET Retail Community Joins Together to Launch U.S. Global Value Chain Coalition

Today, organizations representing America's most recognized retail brands, suppliers and Main Street businesses, announced the launch of the U.S....


Oct 03, 2017, 09:42 ET Online Sales Tax Challenge Headed to Supreme Court

Twenty-five years ago, in 1992, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Quill Corp v. North Dakota that a state could not require out-of-state...


Sep 27, 2017, 12:43 ET Retailers Committed to Fixing Broken Tax Code

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), the trade association for today's most recognized and innovative retail brands, issued a statement...


Sep 20, 2017, 10:52 ET Zebra Technologies and RILA Announce Strategic Partnership to Further Retail Innovation

Today, Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), the market leader in rugged mobile computers, barcode scanners and barcode printers enhanced...


Aug 30, 2017, 12:39 ET Retailers and Customers Give Hope in the Wake of Harvey

As Hurricane Harvey touched down on Friday, the retail community in Texas, Louisiana and across the country sprang into action. Some of America's...


Aug 16, 2017, 10:28 ET RILA Announces (R)Tech Retail CEO Innovation Awards

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), the trade association for America's most recognized and innovative retail brands, announced its...


Jul 27, 2017, 14:50 ET With BAT Off the Table, Retailers Ready to Advocate for Tax Reform

Today, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) praised the decision of the White House and Congressional Leadership to remove the Border...


Jul 26, 2017, 10:28 ET New Report Unveils Four Elements Necessary to Building a Culture of Innovation in Retail

Today, the Retail Industry Leaders Association's (RILA) (R)Tech Center for Innovation, released findings of the cultural challenges and solutions...


May 24, 2017, 19:43 ET Retailers React to Swipe Fee Reform Victory

Today, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) responded to news that House Republicans leaders were removing the repeal of swipe fee reform...


May 23, 2017, 11:14 ET U.S. Chamber Foundation, The Sustainability Consortium, and the Retail Industry Leaders Association Launch Circular Economy Toolbox

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Corporate Citizenship Center, in partnership with The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) and the Retail...


May 23, 2017, 10:01 ET Retailers: 42 Million American Jobs and Family Budgets at Risk Under the Proposed Border Adjustable Tax

Today, Retail Industry Leaders Association Executive Vice President for Government Affairs Jennifer Safavian issued the following statement as the...


May 22, 2017, 11:59 ET Report Finds Currency Theory Behind Border Adjustment Tax Dangerously Flawed

An economic report released today from the international macroeconomics firm Capital Economics finds the economic theory behind the border...


May 18, 2017, 12:09 ET Retailers Want Tax Reform That Boosts Job Growth, Benefits American Consumers

Jennifer Safavian, RILA Executive Vice President for Government Affairs, issued the following statement regarding the retail community's support...


May 09, 2017, 10:38 ET Retailers Launch National Ad Campaign Urging Congress to Uphold Debit Swipe Fee Reform

Today, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), the trade association for America's largest retailers, launched a national ad campaign...


May 04, 2017, 14:37 ET Retailers Promise Fight to Keep Swipe Fee Reform as Financial CHOICE Act Heads Toward Full House Vote

Today, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) responded to the House Financial Services Committee's markup of the Financial CHOICE Act,...