Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)


Retailers Highlight Importance of Imports for Jobs During “Imports Work” Week

Imports Work

Arlington, VA—Today marks the beginning of the 3rd annual “Imports Work Week, and retailers are quick to point out how essential … [Read more...]

Retail, Financial Trade Groups to Partner on Cyber Security

cyber-security

Washington—Following recent calls that retailers, banks and security institutions partner in effort to avoid another cyberfraud … [Read more...]

E-Fairness, Cyber Security Among Top Retail Priorities This Year

cyber-security

Arlington, VA—The two items that top retailers’ agenda for strengthening laws both have cost multi-millions to retailers in the … [Read more...]

Trade Associations Urge End of Cambodian Unrest

Cambodian protesters at a recent march in Phnom Penh

Arlington, VA—The six leading North American trade associations representing apparel and footwear brands and retailers, including … [Read more...]

Week in Review: Articles to Recall

Legendary model Lauren Hutton appears in Lucky Brands' Fall '13 ad campaign

New York—We learned a lot about luxury this week. LVMH and Kering, two of the largest luxurygoods conglomerates, reported their … [Read more...]

Expiring Trade Agreement Could Cost Jobs, Retailers Warn

U.S. Capitol

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

Imports Work

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

President Obama

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?

container ship

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

strikewatch

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...]