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Target’s Brian Cornell becomes RILA chairman

Target’s Brian Cornell becomes RILA chairman

ARLINGTON, Va. — Target Corp. chairman and chief executive officer Brian Cornell has been elected as chairman of the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA). The association said Cornell was named RILA chairman yesterday at its board of directors’ semiannual meeting in Tucson, Ariz. Serving a two-year term, he takes the chairman’s reins from Bill Rhodes, chairman

Retail industry hails GOP’s decision to shelve BAT

Retail industry hails GOP’s decision to shelve BAT

WASHINGTON — Retailers applauded Republicans’ move to give up their pursuit of the border adjustment tax (BAT). Prior to GOP leaders’ announcement of the decision on Thursday, retailers that receive many of the goods they sell from overseas had expressed concerns about the BAT, claiming it would pass hefty costs on to ­consumers. The week

Retail CEOs talk with Trump

Retail CEOs talk with Trump

WASHINGTON — A group of retail executives, including Walgreens Boots Alliance executive chairman and chief executive officer Stefano Pessina, met with President Donald Trump earlier this month to discuss issues related to imports and changes to the tax code. The meeting was a scheduled event with the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA). “The retail industry

President Donald Trump meets with retail CEOs

President Donald Trump meets with retail CEOs

WASHINGTON — Promoting his economic platform with business leaders, President Donald Trump today met with top retail executives at the White House. Focusing on Trump’s plank of job creation, simplification of the tax code and reduced regulatory red tape, the Wednesday morning meeting was a scheduled event with the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA). The

Retailers hail decision blocking overtime rule changes

Retailers hail decision blocking overtime rule changes

WASHINGTON — Retailers applauded a judge’s ruling preventing the Department of Labor’s changes to a federal overtime rule from taking effect on Dec. 1. U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant issued a preliminary injunction blocking implementation of a Labor Department rule that would have required businesses to pay overtime to employees making less than $47,476 a

Trade groups weigh in on waste management regs

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has joined other retail trade associations in commenting on proposed updates to the Environmental Protection Agency’s waste management regulations. Those rules could affect the way retailers handle their unsold consumer products and pharmaceuticals. NACDS — together with the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), the Food

Retail groups comment on EPA waste management rules

Retail groups comment on EPA waste management rules

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), Food Marketing Institute, National Association of Chain Drug Stores, National Grocers Association and National Retail Federation have submitted comments on proposals by the Environmental Protection Agency to update waste management regulations that may impact retailers’ handling of unsold consumer products and pharmaceuticals.​ RILA said Tuesday that