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Expert: RILA and TPM Events Shape Issues Affecting the Supply Chain

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As part of Accessories’ ongoing Industry Experts column, Sara Mayes CEO and President FASA/Fashion Accessories Shippers Association is providing an inside look into what is ahead in shipping for 2016. Mayes is a graduate of Queens College of the City University of New York.  She has been involved in international …

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Retailers & Trade Orgs Welcome Bipartisan TPA Legislation, Urge Approval to Move Trade Agenda Forward

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Retail and trade organizations reacted favorably following yesterday’s announcement that a bipartisan Congressional bill on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) was introduced. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore. and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis. introduced legislation that would renew TPA, which …

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Target CEO Among Executives Elected to RILA Board

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Arlington, VA— The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced today the election of four retail executives to its Board of Directors. The election took place during the semi-annual Board of Directors meeting, held Sunday in Amelia Island, Florida. Joining the association’s Board of Directors are: Brian Cornell, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, …

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Retailers Call for Action on TPA and Smarter Enforcement of Trade Rules

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Arlington,VA—The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) emphasized this week the need for Congress to renew Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) as quickly as possible and also highlighted the need for smarter enforcement of trade rules, as the Senate Committee on Finance held its hearing,”Trade Enforcement: Using Trade Rules to Level the …

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Retailers Ask Court to Overturn Credit Card Swipe Fee Settlement

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Washington—Two of the top retail trade associations—The National Retail Federation and the Retail Industry Leaders Association–today asked an appeals court to overturn a federal judge’s approval of a controversial lawsuit settlement over Visa and MasterCard’s credit card swipe fees, saying it was negotiated by only a handful of merchants and …

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Retail, Financial Trade Groups to Partner on Cyber Security

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Washington—Following recent calls that retailers, banks and security institutions partner in effort to avoid another cyberfraud debacle like Target, Neiman Marcus and other retailers recently reported, a group of leading trade associations representing the retail and financial services industries announced a new cybersecurity partnership. The partnership will focus on exploring …

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

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Arlington, VA—The two items that top retailers’ agenda for strengthening laws both have cost multi-millions to retailers in the last year: cyber security and online taxes. In its 2014 Public Policy Agenda: Retailers Strengthening Communities released today by the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), the trade association laid out the …

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Trade Associations Urge End of Cambodian Unrest

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Arlington, VA—The six leading North American trade associations representing apparel and footwear brands and retailers, including the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), the Canadian Apparel Federation (CAF), the National Retail Federation (NRF), the Retail Council of Canada (RCC), the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), and the U.S. Fashion Industry …