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Thank you, Governor Hochul, District Attorney Katz and Superintendent James for convening this event to discuss an issue that has presented significant, if not unprecedented, challenges to retailers in New York State for far too long. Our organization represents...
As Larceny Offenses Spike, Governor Hochul Proposes Major Expansion of Resources to Fight Retail Theft and Keep New Yorkers Safe
Governor Hochul’s FY25 Executive Budget proposes $45 million to fight retail theft and property crime
That fine print at the bottom of a restaurant menu, disclosing you will pay a surcharge if you use a credit card instead of cash?
A new consumer protection law takes effect Sunday, Feb. 11, which requires more transparency on the part of retailers when they are passing along credit card surcharges.
Retail Council Submits Testimony for Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2024-25 FY Executive Budget Proposal
The Retail Council of New York State submitted testimony related to public protection provisions included in the 2024-25 FY Executive Budget proposal.
Gov. Kathy Hochul and the State Legislature are trying to crack down on a spike in “organized retail theft,” which hits business operators’ bottom lines, drives up costs to customers and brings a new wave of crime to communities.
NY Gov. Kathy Hochul Declares War Against Shoplifters in 2024 State of the State Address: ‘The Chaos Must Stop!’
Retail Council Weighs In New York Post January 9, 2024 Gov. Kathy Hochul declared war against shoplifting on Tuesday, saying retail thievery in New York has spiraled out of control — with many products in stores under lock and key. Hochul unveiled a multi-pronged plan...
Retail Council Issues Statement on Retail Theft Prevention Plan Outlined in State of the State Address
Retail Council of New York State President & CEO Melissa O’Connor responds to Governor Hochul’s retail theft prevention plan.
Amanda Powers from the Retail Council of New York State joins Spectrum News 1 to chat about last-minute Christmas advice.
It’s a harsh reality this time of year as crooks look to capitalize on the holiday season.