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California INFORM Consumers Act Signed Into Law

The following statement can be attributed to California Retailers Association President and CEO Rachel Michelin:  SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 301 (Skinner), California’s version of the federal INFORM Consumers Act now pending in Congress, a measure strongly supported by the California Retailers Association and passed by the State Legislature with zero opposition. SB 301 …

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The Mercury News op-ed: To protect supply chain, independent truckers need clarity

By ROB LAPSLEY, RACHEL MICHELIN and ERIC SAUER | PUBLISHED: July 30, 2022 at 5:05 a.m. | UPDATED: August 1, 2022 at 4:34 a.m. The imminent imposition of AB 5 on the trucking industry triggered the recent shutdowns at California ports, including Oakland. AB5 codified the employee classification test under the landmark 2018 Dynamex decision. This change significantly narrows the circumstances for someone to …

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CRA President Addresses Retail Theft with Loss Prevention Magazine

The California Retailers Association continues to push for much-needed reforms to protect retailers’ employees, customers and neighborhoods from rampant and dangerous retail crime and the hits keep coming!  Recently, Rachel Michelin, president and CEO of the California Retailers Association joined a podcast with the nationally acclaimed Loss Prevention Magazine to discuss what is happening in California with regards to retail theft …

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CRA/Cal-ORCA Conference 2022

Tuesday, October 4 – Wednesday, October 5Ontario Convention Center2000 E Convention Center WayOntario, CA 91764 Join Cal-ORCA and the California Retailers Association for a Conference focused on Organized Retail Crime and Retail Theft. The Conference will bring together policymakers, law enforcement and the business community for “Collaborating on a Safer California”. Click here to download the …

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CALIFORNIA RETAILERS ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT AND CEO RACHEL MICHELIN ISSUES STATEMENT ON SAN FRANCISCO DISTRICT ATTORNEY RECALL ELECTION

Following the Recall Election of San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, President of State’s Largest Retail Advocacy Organization Issues Official Statement SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Rachel Michelin, president and CEO of the California Retailers Association and a leading voice nationally in identifying solutions to rising crime and rampant retail theft, issued the following statement in response to …

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CRA President and CEO Speaks with USA Today: Violence rises as some employees fight back against shoplifters, thieves

The California Retailer’s Association reminds its members that lives count more than merchandise. As for a recommendation on what actions merchants should take against shoplifters or thieves, it’s up to them. “It’s a company-by-company decision,”  Michelin said. She said she has been trying to persuade reluctant state lawmakers to pass tougher laws to dissuade thieves and …

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CRA President and CEO Speaks with KNX News Radio Los Angeles on State Retailer Efforts to Combat Organized Crime

Rachel Michelin: “ORC is a growing problem and we are seeing the level of violence increase in California. CRA is collaborating with the California Organized Retail Crime Association (CalORCA) to educate policymakers, law enforcement, district attorneys and other stakeholders so we can all get on the same page. There’s a lot of finger pointing on …

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CRA President and CEO Rachel Michelin to Speak at NRF Protect 2022

Bigger Challenges Demand Better Solutions The world has changed, and the face of retail security looks different than it did a year ago. Protecting customers, employees and organization has always been essential. When faced with new challenges, loss prevention and cyber risk leaders must rise to the occasion. NRF PROTECT will address changing threats with …

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