Maryland Retailers Association

Apr 26, 2018

Mayor’s criticism of mini-markets gets pushback

The mayor of Baltimore's criticism that mini-markets attract crime is getting pushback.

Jan 26, 2016

Md. paid sick leave proponents call poll ‘fear-mongering’

ANNAPOLIS —  A poll released Tuesday showing conditional support for the effort to mandate paid sick days in Maryland is being decried as a scare tactic by supporters of the proposed law. The poll by Annapolis-based Gonzales Research and Marketing Strategies found strong support for the issue but also appears to show that the support […]

Jan 26, 2016

Poll finds conditional support for mandatory paid sick leave

Support for a proposal to require businesses in Maryland to provide paid sick leave to employees drops precipitously when coupled with questions about possible impacts to jobs and benefits, according to a poll conducted by opponents of the effort.

Jul 15, 2015

Drop predicted in back-to-school spending

The National Retail Federation predicted a drop in the next month’s back-to-school spending, which could be a harbinger of things to come for retailers this holiday season. Families expect to spend about 6 percent less on back-to-school shopping this year than they did in 2014, according to the NRF’s annual report released Wednesday — a […]

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Oct 3, 2014

With sales tax on Amazon, will shoppers change?

Thanks to the addition of an Amazon distribution center in Baltimore, residents of Maryland now have to pay 6 percent sales tax on products they purchase on Amazon.

Aug 11, 2013

Tax Foundation blasts tax holiday

Shoppers might save 6 cents on every dollar if they purchase certain clothing and shoes during this week’s sales tax holiday in Maryland.

Sep 4, 2012

Despite signed release, appeals court orders trial in suit against BJ’s

Parents cannot sign away their children’s right to recover for injuries they might sustain in a store’s play area, Maryland’s intermediate appellate court has held.

Mar 7, 2012

Small retailers don’t want tobacco tax hike

ANNAPOLIS – Raising tobacco taxes in Maryland may only force smokers across state lines, where neighboring states and Washington, D.C., impose lower levies, a lobbyist for small retailers told a Senate panel Wednesday. Senate Bill 526 would raise taxes on a pack of cigarettes by $1 — from $2 to $3 — and also raise […]

Feb 27, 2012

Legislature tackling social media privacy issues

ANNAPOLIS — When former correctional officer Robert Collins was asked to turn over his Facebook login information to a superior, he was concerned that his rights were being violated. Last year, Collins allowed the superior to look at his account in order to get a promotion, but he went to the American Civil Liberties Union […]

Dec 18, 2011

Maryland lottery ‘believes it is time’ to offer its games online

Multi-million dollar jackpots could be just clicks and keystrokes away if the Maryland State Lottery Agency gets its way. The agency wrote in a report to the General Assembly that it “believes it is time” to offer its games online to capture a larger slice betting-age Marylanders. “Sales channels change over time…,” lottery Director Stephen […]

Nov 14, 2011

On the Move, 11/14: Utz named Jemicy School’s director of admission and financial aid

Patricia Utz has been named director of admission and financial aid by the Jemicy School, in Owings Mills. Utz will oversee all admission and financial aid processes for Jemicy’s Lower, Middle and Upper Schools. She had been the director of admission for Jemicy’s Upper School and the former Valley Academy since 1998. Utz is the […]

Oct 12, 2011

Purple pros: Ravens, Jos. A. Bank team up

Power ties are red. Dress shirts are white. Suits are black or blue or grey. So what’s a corporate executive to do on Purple Fridays? The Baltimore Ravens and Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. have teamed up to help, signing a deal that will have the Hampstead-based firm feature purple business wear marketed as a […]

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