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CalRetailers Applauds Governor’s Latest ORC and Property Crimes Legislative Proposals

(Sacramento, CA)– The following statement can be attributed to the California Retailers Association President and CEO Rachel Michelin following Governor Gavin Newsom’s legislative proposals for cracking down on property crimes. “Cal Retailers applauds the Governor for continuing to lead on the issue of Organized Retail Crime and working collaboratively with retailers on legislative proposals that …

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CalRetailers Issues Statement on Closures Impacting CA Goods Movement

December 18, 2023 The following statement can be attributed to Rachel Michelin, President and CEO of the California Retailers Association. “The California Retailers Association joins Union Pacific Railroad in urging the Eagle Pass and El Paso border crossings be reopened immediately. These locations represent 45% of cross border Union Pacific Railroad business and include goods critical …

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Loss Prevention Magazine: Can Retail Survive in America’s Cities?

Can Retail Survive in America’s Cities? CalRetailers President and CEO Rachel Michelin spoke with Loss Prevention Magazine: “In California, we’re hitting that tipping point where people are getting frustrated; retail crime is affecting every community, not just big cities, and people want to see some accountability.” Read more.

CALRETAILERS PRESIDENT AND CEO SPEAKS WITH NBC NIGHTLY NEWS ON CONTINUED RISE OF ORC

The California Retailers Association President and CEO Rachel Michelin speaks with NBC Nightly News on the continued rise of Organized Retail Crime: “It feels like we are under assault. Nothing will truly change until we are willing to have difficult conversations about changing policies that are on the books.” CalRetailers was instrumental in securing funding for …

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CA Retail Law Summit

MONDAY, OCTOBER 28:00AM – 5:00PM PST The California Retailers Association has partnered with the National Retail Federation for the Inaugural annual CA Retail Law Summit, which will be held on Monday, Oct. 2, 8:00am – 5:00pm PST. CRA and NRF members as well as nonmembers will gather with legal experts to discuss and deep dive on a variety of issues impacting …

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CalRetailers Annual Meeting

MONDAY, OCTOBER 2 & TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3 The California Retailers Association’s Annual Membership Meeting will be held on Monday, Oct. 2 and Tuesday, Oct. 3. CRA members will hear from industry leaders and policymakers on a variety of issues impacting the retail industry including EPR, Supply Chain, Organized Retail Crime and Retail Theft, Labor & …

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CRA Responds to Disruption of West Coast Port Operations

Sacramento, CA– The following statement can be attributed to California Retailers Association President and CEO Rachel Michelin in response to the decision of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union to withhold labor at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. These actions have resulted in the overnight closure of all terminals, which have extended …

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Cal Retailers Announces 2023 Board of Directors

The California Retailers Association (CRA) announces their 2023 Board of Directors. Officers: Chelsea Minor, Raley’s (Chair)Danielle Hohos, Williams Sonoma (Vice-Chair)Blair Reinarman, Gap Inc.Dan Lopez, Best Buy  Executive Committee:Jonathan Choi, DART Container Corp.Stephanie Sheridan, Steptoe & Johnson LLPSteve Thomas, Kohl’sOpio Dupree, Macy’sJoel Baise, WalgreensFran Inman, Majestic Realty GroupKevin Loscotoff, Walmart Directors:Brenda Palomino, Amazon David McKinney, AutoZoneCarla Saporta Cheng, CVSDavid Sherwood, Daniel’s JewelersJohn Kirkham, DisneyJohn Dillon, The Home …

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California bill aims to protect retail businesses and the public amid spike in smash-and-grab thefts

CRA President and CEO Rachel Michelin responds to new California bill that aims to protect retail businesses and the public amid spike in smash-and-grab thefts “This is about our employees and our stores. It’s about our customers who are shopping and it’s about the neighborhoods in which retailers invest in. And we’re seeing more and …

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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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