09
Jan

TRA Introduces the Texas Organized Retail Crime Association

We’re excited to introduce the new www.TexasORCA.org website, which allows AP/LP/Law Enforcement to post information on subjects conducting Organized Retail Crime activity. This site aims to benefit benefit all retailers and law enforcement across Texas.  The Texas Retailer Association has sponsored this site in an effort to help combat ORC activity. A couple of features of this site […]

03
Jan

TRA Announces Legislative Priorities

For Immediate Release January 3, 2017 AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Retailers Association (TRA) has prepared legislative priorities for the 85th Texas Legislature.  Collectively, TRA represents more than 320,000 retail establishments and over 3.5 million jobs across the state. The association supports all levels of Texas retail including grocery stores, chains and single location small […]

29
Dec

Texas retailers, service sector optimistic for 2017 but uncertainty abounds

TEXAS SERVICE SECTOR AND RETAIL EXECUTIVES POSTED RECORD LEVELS OF CONFIDENCE IN THEIR COMPANIES’ OUTLOOK, CITING THE END OF THE U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION AND THE STATE’S IMPROVING OIL AND GAS SECTOR. The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ future general business activity index for the state’s service sector hit an all-time high of 39.8, indicating optimism […]

15
Dec

NRF “Hero of Main Street” 2016 Award Winners

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14
Dec

‘Tis the Season for Holiday Scams: How to Protect Yourself

With the holidays ramping up and seasonal shopping in full swing, criminals are also gearing up for a busy season.  Cyber criminals don’t take the holidays off. In fact, they’re especially busy trying to steal your money and personal information.  Shoppers should be more vigilant than ever for scams designed to steal their money and […]

14
Dec

Visa Changes Debit Routing Rules for EMV Deployments

The National Grocers Association (NGA), along with other merchant organizations and payment systems stakeholders, raised concerns this year to both the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over Visa’s actions that were deployed as part of EMV migration upgrades. As you may recall, retailers began seeing new screens shown on […]

14
Dec

Obama Administration Announces Major Investments in Preventing Child Hunger

Ensuring all low-income children have year-round access to the food they need to learn and grow. The President’s FY2017 Budget will invest $12 billion over ten years to reduce child hunger during the summer through a permanent Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer for Children (Summer EBT) program to provide supplemental food benefits during the summer months for all […]

09
Dec

Holiday Shipping Deadlines for USPS, FedEx and UPS

It’s that time of the year again, when we all get to spread holiday cheer. Sometimes that means you’ve got to ship that cheer across the country and hope that it arrives in time to make it under the tree. Here at TRA, we’d like to take at least a little worry out of the […]