Friday, March 20, 2020

National Retail Federation: Expand ‘essential retail’ to include pet stores, truck rest stops and more

A major retail trade group is asking the White House to clarify guidance from federal health officials and help keep key businesses like pet stores, truck rest stops and distribution centers open.

In a letter to President Donald Trump on Thursday, the National Retail Federation’s CEO Matthew Shay said some state and local officials are ordering retailers to shut down to prevent the spread of the coronavirus – but also closing businesses that should stay open.. . . more