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At CRMA, our job is to advocate for you.  We are your voice in the halls of the State Capitol, with service providers, and with the news media. Your membership in CRMA makes you part of an exclusive group that includes some of the world’s largest retailers and best Main Street merchants. Membership instantly makes your voice, and retailing’s collective voice, more powerful at the State Capitol where the laws that impact your business are devised and approved. ... Read More

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As a Connecticut retailer, you are a member of the Connecticut Retail Merchants Association. Our job is to represent you, to make sure your voice is heard at the State Capitol as legislators consider laws that would impact your business, and to provide attractive benefits that can help your business on the bottom line.


We take these responsibilities seriously, and recognize that there is strength in numbers. Fortunately, there is much good news to share, and we’re stepping up efforts to communicate with you, our members, and seek your feedback and input.

We have upgraded our website, featuring the latest retail news – local and national – more prominently.  And we have launched an electronic newsletter, Retail Update, which you will receive regularly, with the latest news and information to keep you informed on matters than can make a difference in your business. Please keep an eye out for Retail Update, in your email every month. It’s free. More about CRMA.  

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The median age of a Walgreens mobile shopper is 45, and some 100-year-old customers use the drug store's refill-by-scan application feature to renew their prescriptions, according to Walgreens President and CEO Greg Wasson. In his keynote at Shop.org's Annual Summit, Wasson shared a glimpse into the company's omnichannel journey and reminded retailers that digital initiatives can help customers of all ages enjoy a better in-store and online shopping experience. Watch the video.
Retail imports growing as holidays approach
Import volume at major U.S. retail container ports is expected to increase 9.1% in October over the same month last year, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by NRF and Hackett Associates. The numbers reflect orders placed months before the U.S. government shutdown. "Cargo is continuing to move through the ports but the government shutdown has left some agencies short-handed," NRF Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy Jonathan Gold said. Read more.