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Retail Council statement on Governor Cuomo’s minimum wage announcement

Retail Council of New York State President and CEO Ted Potrikus today issued the following statement on today’s announcement from Governor Cuomo calling for a legislated statewide minimum wage that would reach $15/hour: Governor Cuomo could not have been more clear in January that a minimum wage increase stood among his highest priorities.  He put on the table what we […]

Retailers ready to welcome Canada for coupon promotion

Governor boosts retail tourism and New York’s merchant community With some 200 retailers signed on so far to Governor Cuomo’s initiative to promote New York as a shopping destination for Canadians looking for great deals and unique shopping experiences, the Retail Council of New York State today urged every merchant to get involved. Governor Cuomo’s […]

Retail Council partners with I Love NY to boost NYS retail

Governor Cuomo today announced the “I Shop NY” initiative, a partnership with the Retail Council of New York to promote New York-based stores and businesses to Canada and boost the state’s economy. This year, “I Shop NY” will take place March 22-April 6. The Canadian tourism market is the number one source of tourism in […]

Retail Council welcomes new President and CEO

Ted Potrikus begins new role September 1 ALBANY, NY – Retail Council of New York State Chairman Tom Zapf of Macy’s today announced that Ted Potrikus becomes the statewide trade association’s new President and Chief Executive Officer beginning September 1, 2014. Mr. Potrikus succeeds James R. Sherin, who retires after serving the Council’s President and […]