RILA issued the following statement in reaction to the outcome of yesterday's election.
"We congratulate President-elect Trump on his victory and we look forward to working with him, his Administration and the new Congress to address the challenges facing retailers, their employees and their customers," said RILA President Sandy Kennedy. "Given that the retail industry is the nation's second largest private employer, we look forward to working together with the new President and Congress to ensure that retailers can grow, create new jobs and provide retail employees with work, opportunity and the skills for career success."
Among the issues that RILA will focus are comprehensive tax reform, competition and innovation in the payments market, investment in transportation and infrastructure, free trade, and sound labor and workforce policies.
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.