Leading Retailers: Bold Solutions Required

The Retail Industry Leaders Association this evening sent a letter to the White House, Treasury Department, and Congressional Leadership outlining several economic measures that should be a part of a larger stimulus package to aid the broader U.S. economy in response to COVID-19. RILA president, Brian Dodge, issued the following statement along with the letter:
 
“As the sector of the economy most closely connected to the everyday lives of American families, retailers are acutely aware of the anxiety which is rippling across markets and into our homes,” said RILA President Brian Dodge.  “This is a time for bold, decisive, impactful, and bipartisan solutions to this crisis. That means keeping households afloat with immediate cash—particularly for those who have lost jobs; and it means immediate short-term cash flow assistance for businesses that have ceased operations at a speed which was unprecedented in American history.”
 
The full letter can be found here.
 
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RILA is the US trade association for leading retailers. We convene decision-makers, advocate for the industry, and promote operational excellence and innovation. Our aim is to elevate a dynamic industry by transforming the environment in which retailers operate.

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.
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