MnRA recognizes Senator Dziedzic for partnership with industry on mobile device acquisition bill
During last week's Minnesota Retailers Association Board meeting, Board Chair Mike Hiltner (Best Buy) recognized and thanked Sen. Kari Dziedzic for her work with retailers on a mobile device acquisition bill passed during the 2014 legislative session.
In recognizing Sen. Dziedzic, Hiltner shared these comments:
"During the 2014 legislative session, Senator Kari Dziedzic worked closely with retailers and MnRA as she crafted a bill designed to reign in mobile device theft and related violence in Minnesota.
MnRA recognizes Sen. Dziedzic for engaging retailers on her mobile device acquisition bill and working with the industry to protect responsible retailers.
Today we thank Sen. Dziedzic for successful collaboration with the retail industry."
Thank you Sen. Dziedzic for your partnership!
Hubert Joly spoke to the National Governors Association this past weekend
This past weekend, Best Buy President and CEO Hubert Joly had a unique opportunity to address the nation's governors at the National Governors Associations summer meeting. Joly's talk focused on how today's retailers are integrating the in-store and online customer experience, and the need for marketplace fairness.
Joly said that today's trends do not forecast the death of mainstreet retailers, rather retailers with a multi-channel approach to sales are poised for success. In addition, Joly shared his retail recipe for retail success: focus on advice, service, and convenience. For Best Buy, this has meant refocusing on providing an amazing customer experience, leveraging unique assets, building capability while innovating, and experimenting with strategies.
Joly thanked the National Governors Association for its leadership on online sales tax fairness, and asked each state to continue that push, saying if we want help create 1.5 million new U.S. jobs and combat the closure of 5,000 stores last year, marketplace fairness is needed now. Government shouldn't pick winners and losers, he told the governors, adding "I think it's an issue that can be solved and must be solved this year."
Click here to watch Hubert Joly's speech.
Eden Prairie legislator advocates for retail jobs
At last week's Legislative Wrap-Up Golf Tournament, Board Chair Mike Hiltner (Best Buy) and Legislative Committee Chair Jeff Lindoo (Thrifty White Pharmacy) recognized Minnesota House of Representatives member Jenifer Loon for her leadership on key retail issues during the 2014 legislative session.
In recognizing Rep. Loon, Jeff Lindoo shared these comments:
"Representative Jenifer Loon has an open door to retailers and recognizes the importance Minnesota jobs impacted by our retail industry.
MnRA thanks Rep. Loon for being an advocate for retailers in her district and across the state. Today we applaud Rep. Loon for being a champion of retail and recognizing the importance of Minnesota's 788,000 retail-related jobs."
Thank you Rep. Loon for your leadership!