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Apr 27, 2020, 08:32 ET Retailers Unveil Blueprint for Shopping Safe

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and the National Retail Federation (NRF) released a Blueprint for Shopping Safe today outlining a...


Apr 07, 2020, 13:15 ET Retail Leaders Release #ShopSafe Video

Retailers are working hard everyday to deliver the products families need as Americans stay home to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. "We all...


Mar 20, 2020, 09:41 ET Retailers: Distribution Centers Remain Essential to Serving Communities

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issued the following statement regarding distribution centers as policymakers around the country are...


Mar 16, 2020, 10:08 ET Retailers Urge State & Local Leaders to Coordinate COVID-19 Response

Retailers are asking state governors and mayors to reach out to retail leaders before issuing decisions to close or curtail retail business...


Mar 13, 2020, 16:25 ET Leading Retailers Step Up to Partner on COVID-19 Testing

Brian Dodge, president of the Retail Industry Leaders Association, issued the following statement following the White House announcement for plans to ...


Jan 21, 2020, 11:22 ET Ulta Beauty CEO Mary Dillon to Chair RILA Board of Directors

Today the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced that Ulta Beauty CEO Mary Dillon will serve as the new chairperson of the...


Oct 22, 2019, 12:03 ET Retail Industry Leaders Association President Sandy Kennedy Announces Retirement

Retail and Washington D.C. veteran Sandy Kennedy announced today her plans to retire at the end of 2019 after 17 years as President of the Retail...


Oct 16, 2019, 13:48 ET RILA's 2019 Retail Law Conference Begins in Nashville

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), in conjunction with the Retail Litigation Center (RLC), today opened the only annual conference...


Aug 05, 2019, 14:23 ET Leading Retailers Applaud Fed Decision on Faster Payments

The Federal Reserve announced today that they will move forward with a plan to upgrade America's financial infrastructure to allow for faster...


Oct 11, 2018, 12:33 ET New Research Defines Ten Shopping Styles of the Modern Consumer

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) today released a report, "Shopping Styles in...


Sep 17, 2018, 11:08 ET Retail Industry Leaders Association Launches (R)Tech Open Innovation Engine: Connecting Retailers with Solvers

Today, the Retail Industry Leaders Association, the trade association for America's largest and most innovative brands, launched its (R)Tech Open...


Sep 10, 2018, 10:24 ET New Research Explores the Changing Consumer and the New Definition of Retail

Accenture and the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) today published a new research report, which examines how retailers can capitalize on...


Sep 05, 2018, 12:16 ET Retail Industry Leaders Association Launches "September is for (R)Tech"

Today, the Retail Industry Leaders Association, the trade association for America's largest and most innovative retail brands, kicked off its...


Jun 25, 2018, 10:38 ET Retailers: SCOTUS Decision in AMEX Credit Card Fees Case a "Loss for Consumers"

Today Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) general counsel and Retail Litigation Center (RLC) president Deborah White expressed disappointment...


Jun 21, 2018, 10:47 ET RILA: WayFair Decision a Win for Retailers, Free Markets and Fair Play

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), the trade association for America's largest and most innovative retailers, released a statement...


Jun 04, 2018, 12:11 ET RILA Announces First-Ever (R)Tech Global Retail Challenge

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


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...


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 list...


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 of...


Jan 12, 2018, 03:28 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, 17:58 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, 12:24 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 need...