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RILA president Brian Dodge

Retailers unveil blueprint for shopping safe

Retailers unveil blueprint for shopping safe

WASHINGTON —  The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and the National Retail Federation (NRF) released on Monday a Blueprint for Shopping Safe  outlining a phased-in approach to reopening retail. The plan urges governors to issue uniform, statewide protocols for retailers to adopt as they reopen stores and work to keep employees and customers safe. “As

Retailers urge state and local leaders to coordinate COVID-19 response

Retailers urge state and local leaders to coordinate COVID-19 response

WASHINGTON — Retailers are asking state governors and mayors to reach out to retail leaders before issuing decisions to close or curtail retail business operations as they work to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. In a letter sent to Governor Larry Hogan, chairman of the National Governors Association and Mayor Bryan Barnett, president of