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Retailers, consumers and prices

When love just isn’t enough…


Whether it’s mergers or marriages, sometimes love just isn’t enough.  rila

That may be what people at the National Retail Federation and the Retail Industry Leaders Association are feeling today after the two groups said they ended merger talks.

“RILA and NRF have ended discussions aimed at merging the two organizations. NRF and RILA will devote all resources to continuing the work they are each doing to address the serious issues that America’s consumers and retailers are facing in today’s economic environment,” the two boards of directors said in a joint statement.

nrf-300x73At first it seemed so good — like a merger made in (retail trade group) heaven.  And they spoke so fondly of one another, too.