Retailers, consumers and prices
“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.
At first it seemed so good — like a merger made in (retail trade group) heaven. And they spoke so fondly of one another, too.