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Nov 19, 2015, 05:12 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 deduction and...


Sep 22, 2015, 07:05 ET Retailers Push for Greater Payment Security at Checkout

A change is coming to the checkout. This fall national retailers are turning on newly installed payment terminals aimed at better protecting...


Jun 25, 2015, 11:37 ET Retailers Urge Congress to Pivot to ACA Improvements

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court of the United States' ruling today...


Jun 12, 2015, 09:39 ET Retailers Urge House to Approve TPA Legislation

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) urged members of the U.S. House of Representatives to approve H.R. 1314, a bill to renew Trade...


Jun 10, 2015, 06:00 ET RILA Endorses Bipartisan Bill to Reform the ACA Subsidy Verification and Reporting Process

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) endorsed bipartisan legislation introduced today by Representatives Diane Black (R-TN) and Mike...


Apr 16, 2015, 03:55 ET Retailers Welcome Bipartisan TPA Legislation, Urges Approval to Move Trade Agenda Forward

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) welcomed Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation introduced today in the U.S. Senate and House of...


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 serve as the Executive Director of the Center. As...


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, 04:11 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 the record straight on the state of...


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 aimed at...


Sep 18, 2014, 04:58 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, 08:38 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 The...


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 Freedom...


Jun 27, 2014, 03:20 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 enrollment ...


May 14, 2014, 04:23 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 Cyber...


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

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced today that it will expand its commitment to cybersecurity and data privacy by launching a...


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

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) applauded principles released today by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte highlighting the way...


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

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) today announced that Annette Guarisco will join the association as Executive Vice President for Public ...


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 key...


May 06, 2013, 07:17 ET Retailers Celebrate Senate Passage of Marketplace Fairness Act

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issued the following statement in response to an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote in the United States...


Apr 25, 2013, 06:32 ET Retailers Celebrate Senate Marketplace Fairness Act Vote

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


Apr 22, 2013, 12:37 ET Bill Before U.S. Senate Will End Special Treatment of Online-Only Retailers

Legislation before the United States Senate this week will end the federal government's special treatment of online-only retailers and allow Main...


Apr 22, 2013, 06:27 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...


Feb 14, 2013, 01:00 ET America's Leading Retailers Back Marketplace Fairness Act

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) applauded reintroduction of federal legislation introduced today that closes the decades-old loophole...