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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,...


Apr 26, 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...


Mar 13, 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...


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,...