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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 […]

Walsh joins Retail Council government relations team

The Retail Council of New York State announced today that Alison Walsh has joined the association as government relations associate. Ms. Walsh will help manage the Council’s diverse government relations program, tracking and analyzing legislation and working with lawmakers and staff on the wide variety of issues affecting Retail Council members. Prior to joining the […]

Christmas 2013: Hard work, tough sledding

A letter grade of “B-minus” for the holiday shopping season ALBANY – New York’s retailers used deep discounts, extended hours, and heavy promotions to attract shoppers during the 2013 holiday shopping season, mustering an increase in sales volume of some 3-to-4 percent over a similar time period in 2012. Merchants surveyed by the Retail Council […]

Snow: Good news or bad news?

Winter weather (in moderation) good for sales ALBANY – New York’s retailers report modest gains to date during this truncated “official” holiday shopping season – up 1 to 3 percent over the same period in 2012 – but all this winter weather could be a double-edged sword as the calendar lurches closer to Christmas Day. […]

Summers joins Retail Council as director of membership

The Retail Council of New York State announced today that Christian Summers has joined the association as director of membership. In this role, Mr. Summers will be the primary liaison to existing members and work to grow the association’s membership base by promoting its many money-saving services and programs available to retailers. Prior to joining […]

Retail Council statement

Retailers have had many constructive, forward-focused conversations over the past few weeks with the National Action Network, the National Urban League, and their partner organizations. Today’s announcement is just the start of a renewed good-faith partnership, and we look forward to the dialogue to come.