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Join GRA and Reap the Benefits of Association

The Georgia Retail Association is dedicated to making Georgia one of the best places in the United States to do business. As long as there are threats to your business, the Georgia Retail Association will make sure the voice of the retail industry in Georgia is heard loud and clear.  Click HERE for the GRA Member Application.

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Summer Board Meeting

This event will be the first combined meeting for the GRA and GhFA and will be a great networking opportunity for both groups. Members and VIP Legislators will be in attendance for three days of networking and legislative dialogue. Other invited guests include related business association executives and lobbying firms.

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2013 GRAORCA Retail Crime Conference

We are now taking registrations for the 2014 GRAORCA Retail Crime Conference. The date has been set for May 7, 2014 at the Americas Mart in downtown Atlanta.

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An Open Letter from SeaWorld’s Animal Advocates

Inaccurate reports recently have generated questions about SeaWorld and the animals in our care. The truth is in our parks and people, and it’s time to set the record straight.

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A True Crime-Fighting Partnership

GRAORCA is a statewide crime-fighting partnership. This alliance allows retailers and law enforcement to communicate about criminal activity impacting businesses on a real-time basis while preventing other partners from being victimized.

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Health Care Reform Act

The health care reform law— the Affordable Care Act (ACA)— has many complex requirements for employers and health plans. Many employers are starting to focus more attention on the ACA’s rules and, as a result, have more questions than ever.

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Small Business Quarterly

Delivers practical info to help you increase the bottom line.
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Member Profile

The Big Store
Susan and Philip Perlis
Tifton, GA

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Service Spotlight

GRA's bankcard program is your gateway to a better bottom line.
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Retail sales rose 1.1% last month, signaling consumers’ eagerness to spend as a harsh winter faded to spring.

The gain was the largest since September 2012 and exceeded economists’ consensus forecast of 0.8%, according to Action Economics’survey. Excluding the volatile category of motor vehicles and parts, February’s retail sales were revised up to a gain of 0.7% from January, the Commerce Department saidMonday, more than twice the original estimate. Sales fell in December and January.

Read more: Credit cards on way out?

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Retail sales rose 1.1% last month, signaling consumers’ eagerness to spend as a harsh winter faded to spring.

The gain was the largest since September 2012 and exceeded economists’ consensus forecast of 0.8%, according to Action Economics’survey. Excluding the volatile category of motor vehicles and parts, February’s retail sales were revised up to a gain of 0.7% from January, the Commerce Department saidMonday, more than twice the original estimate. Sales fell in December and January.

Read more: Retail sales biggest gain in 18 months

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Target may have lost our data, but the retail giant gave us some new vocabulary words: “EMV card,” or perhaps “smart-chip card.”

In urgent conversations around dinner tables and in the halls of Congress, two points have gained almost universal acceptance:
No. 1: Collectively, merchants, banks and the payment networks must do more to safeguard our identities.
No. 2: Chip-embedded cards, widely used outside the U.S., are the quickest way to do that.

Read more: Smart-chip cards safer, not foolproof

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Mark Your Calendar

SE Retail Crime Conference

May 7, 2014
Atlanta, GA
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Summer Meeting

June 1 - 3, 2014
St. Simons Island, GA
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Why You Should Join Your State Retail Association

AmericasMart

GRAORCA

Statewide
crime-fighting
partnership

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AmericasMart

AmericasMart®

Atlanta Spring
Immediate
Delivery Show

April 29 - May 1
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AmericasMart®

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at the GRA office.

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