The retail industry is the second largest revenue generator for the state and units of local government and account for 20% of the workforce. As such, the retail industry is the single most significant economic engine in Illinois. As goes retail, so goes Illinois. The pandemic has highlighted the vital importance of the retail sector to the state and units of local government. As the voice for retail in Illinois, IRMA keeps abreast of the vast number of issues facing Illinois and how it impacts the retail landscape.

In this piece, 2021 Retail Perspective, we provide the policy that guides us in broad topic areas and highlight a few sample issues under each as to how they impact retail and the consumers we serve.

The 2021 Retail Perspective delivers vital information surrounding;
Data Privacy
Credit & Finance
Environment
Labor
Loss Prevention
Pharmacy & Healthcare
Regulations & Licensing
Taxes
Alcohol
Tobacco

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