Retail, tourism and entertainment provide jobs and business opportunities that often drive rural economies. The Kentucky Retail Institute is part of Create Bridges, a pilot program to strengthen retail, accommodations, tourism and entertainment industries in rural Kentucky.
Retailers can rest easier tonight knowing that a level playing field for brick-and-mortar stores with their out-of-state competitors is now within reach.
While many shoppers will hit the stores over Thanksgiving weekend, independent retailers across the commonwealth are holding out for a later date as their busiest holiday shopping day this year.
Retail is an important part of the local economy in Bowling Green, Kentucky. There are more than 10,000 people employed by the retail industry and an annual retail payroll in excess of $200 million in Warren County.
Shop Our Town recently toured the city of Georgetown visiting five local retailers. Known as the “Gateway to the Kentucky Horse Park,” Georgetown is a gem in the Bluegrass region of the state.
Retailers and their customers score a major win against the big banks and the Visa/MasterCard duopoly.
A survey conducted by the Kentucky Retail Federation (KRF) asked independent retailers across the commonwealth which day is anticipated to be the busiest this holiday shopping season. While media attention surrounds “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday,” 29 percent of respondents pointed to December 23 as the anticipated busiest day.
The Kentucky Retail Institute (KRI) celebrated its official launch with a ribbon cutting at the Kentucky Retail Federation (KRF) Annual Meeting on Wednesday, October 26 in Louisville, Ky. KRI's mission is to tell the story of retailing through industry awareness, education, research, and career opportunities.
Before you go to the polls, ask your state legislative candidates where they stand on the local option sales tax (LOST).
KRF and KRA applaud the Kentucky Supreme Court’s recent ruling invalidating Louisville’s local minimum wage ordinance.