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Minnesota Organized Retail Crime Association Recognized with Advocate Partner of the Year Award

2023-2024 Minnesota's Retail Champion Awards

MNORCA Advocate Partner Of The YearSt. Paul (October 2, 2023) – The Minnesota Retailers Association is pleased to recognize the Minnesota Organized Retail Crime Association (MNORCA) with its Advocate Partner of the Year award as part of the 2023-2024 Minnesota’s Retail Champions program.

Bruce Nustad, president of the Minnesota Retailers Association, commended MNORCA for its outstanding work. "MNORCA's dedication to bringing all of the stakeholders to the table in the effort to combat Organized Retail Crime has been invaluable. Their commitment to creating a safe retail environment has been crucial to our efforts to support and protect retailers, workers, and customers across the state."

Cody Johnson, president of MNORCA, emphasized the organization's commitment to making a real impact in the battle against Organized Retail Crime. "MNORCA is making a difference in bringing the private and public sectors together in our battle against Organized Retail Crime," stated Johnson, highlighting the importance of collaboration in combating this growing threat to retailers.

MNORCA has played a pivotal role in uniting various stakeholders, including law enforcement agencies, retailers, financial investigators, prosecutors, and legislators, to address the complex issue of ORC effectively. Their partnership was instrumental in the successful passage of the Organized Retail Crime definition bill during the 2023 legislative session.

MNORCA is the sole recipient of the Minnesota’s Retail Champions Advocate Partner of the Year award. Eleven other organizations and individuals will be recognized in other categories such as Retail Entrepreneur of the Year, Retail Mentor of the Year, Family Business of the Year, Advocate of the Year, Advocacy Leadership, Community Partner of the Year, Retail Collaboration, Vendor Partner of the Year, Customer Experience, Social Responsibility, and Retail Community of the Year.

Johnson will accept the award during the Retail Rally event on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, beginning at 2:00 p.m. in Bloomington. The event features practical, game-changing, cutting-edge retail innovations, strategies, and ideas. Retail Rally event information can be found at

Click here to see all the 2023-2024 Minnesota's Retail Champions award winners.

About the Minnesota Retailers Association: The Minnesota Retailers Association promotes, preserves, and enhances the retail industry in Minnesota by taking a leadership position in development of public policy and regulatory measures that impact members. MnRA also works to enhance the public image of the retail industry by providing information, services and support that adds value to its members.

Contact: Bruce Nustad, Minnesota Retailers Association, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (651) 227-6631

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