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April 2016

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Save the Date! 2016 Wyoming Retail Summit

The Wyoming Retail Association will host several of the top candidates vying for our state’s lone congressional seat at this year’s annual retail summit in June. Wyoming State Senator Leland Christensen, Wyoming House of Representatives Speaker Pro Tempore Tim Stubson and Fox News Analyst Liz Cheney are all running among a crowded Republican field to replace retiring Congressman Cynthia Lummis.  Read More »

WRA Offers Members A New Credit Card Processing Option

The Wyoming Retail Association now offers a new, expert merchant processing program that will provide members with greater savings on their credit and debit card transactions. The new program offers low rates and, unlike other processors, doesn’t advertise misleading teaser rates or tack on hidden costs or fees. WRA’s processing also provides many free services, including free supplies, free customer service and voice authorization calls, free set-up and programming, and no chargeback fees.   Read More »

WRA Passes Critical Pharmacy Legislation

The Wyoming Retail Association played a leading role in the passage of HB-35 Pharmacy Benefit Manager Regulation. The bill is the result of more than a year of collaborative work between the WRA, Rx Plus Pharmacies, the Wyoming Pharmacists Association, various pharmacy benefit managers, Wyoming health insurance plans and the Wyoming Dept. of Insurance.  Read More »

Call to Action: Tell the Administration and Congress the Proposed Overtime Rule would do much more Harm than Good

The Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed new overtime rules that would increase the salary threshold for exemption from federal overtime requirements by more than 113%, from $455/week to $970/week in 2016. The new rule also proposes an automatic annual increase to the salary threshold every year thereafter. Unfortunately, an increase in overtime eligibility does not mean an increase in overtime pay. Employers in every sector of the economy, especially small businesses, will be forced to demote salaried employees to hourly positions and offer fewer hours, less flexibility, and fewer benefits for their employees.

DOL has sent the rule to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review – the last step taken before a rule is final. But you still have an opportunity to weigh in on the rule and let OMB and Congress know you have concerns with it.  Read More »

Retail is Changing: Emerging Business Models

​In the last couple years, RILA's sustainability program has focused on change in the retail industry. If you work in retail, you can't miss it: stores are changing, products are changing, markets, supply chains, operations, consumer preferences, and more are changing. Sustainability should be used as a tool for strategy development and innovation to adapt to industry change.   Read More »

21 Startups that could Change the Way Retailers do Business

Competition is fierce and the stakes are high. To stay ahead, Iterate Studio co-founder Jon Nordmark says retailers must capitalize on existing strengths, stay open to new ideas and be nimble enough to act quickly. Here’s a look at the startups that pitched retail executives at NRFtech’s inaugural “Tour of the Possible” in San Francisco.  Read More »

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