Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)


Expiring Trade Agreement Could Cost Jobs, Retailers Warn

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Arlington, VA–The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) today joined the National Retail Federation (NRF) in urging the U.S. … [Read more...]

Fate of Marketplace Fairness Act Uncertain in House of Representatives

Washington—The U.S. Senate received rare raves this week when a bi-partisan majority of 69 senators voted for the passage of The … [Read more...]

Leading Trade Groups Tout “Imports Work” Week, May 6 to 10

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Washington––Highlighting the role that imports play in the U.S. economy—and the world for that matter—is the focus of the upcoming … [Read more...]

Obama Faces “Container Cliff” Pressure, Too

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Washington--The pressure is on President Obama not only regarding the impending fiscal cliff, but also the so-called "container … [Read more...]

Is a “Container Cliff” Fast Approaching?

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Washington—If haggling between President Obama and Congress over the impending fiscal cliff on Jan. 1 isn’t bad enough, retailers … [Read more...]

Trade Groups Urge President Obama to Action on Potential East Coast Port Strike

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Washington—In what promises to be yet another countdown to potential financial disaster facing the country, additional trade … [Read more...]

July Retail Sales Outpace Expectations

The positive July retail sales report comes at a good time--during the important back to school sales season.

Washington—For the first time in four months, U.S. retail sales rose in July ahead of economists’ expectations and a welcome sign … [Read more...]

Retailers to Obama, Romney: Pay Attention!

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Washington—With negative campaigning already in full swing—and expected to worsen as November approaches—the retail industry wants … [Read more...]

Apparel, Accessories Sales a Bright Spot in June Sales

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Washington—American shoppers may have held off spending last month on big ticket purchases like cars, furniture and building … [Read more...]

Bipartisan Lawmakers Urge Lower Footwear Tariffs in TPP

Vietnam, a trade partner in the TPP negotiations, accounts for about 8% of the footwear imports to the United States

Washington—Urging U.S. trade officials to craft “21st century” duties and import guidelines for footwear, a group of 27 bipartisan … [Read more...]

Cyber Monday: A Tax-Free Sales Boon for E-Tailers?

Cyber Monday

Arlington, VA—Even with an estimated one in four adults shopping Black Friday sales today, a larger percent of shoppers say they … [Read more...]

Super Committee Failure to Darken Black Friday Sales?

Black Friday

New York—With retailers poised for what promises to be one of the most competitive Black Friday weekends ever, could news of an … [Read more...]