The Retail Industry Leaders
Association (RILA) released the following statement in response to news of an
agreement at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach that will reopen the
“Retailers welcome the news that
America’s two largest ports will resume operations and begin offloading the
hundreds of millions of dollars in cargo that has been stranded offshore for a
week. Retailers will now turn their attention to the Gulf and East Coast
ports where the December 29 deadline to reach an agreement is rapidly
approaching,” said RILA President Sandy Kennedy.
RILA is the
trade association of the world’s largest and most innovative retail companies.
RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and
service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual
sales, millions of American jobs and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing
facilities and distribution centers domestically and abroad