Retail CEOs Head to Washington to Meet Trump

Retail CEOs will descend on Washington on Wednesday to meet with lawmakers and the president to talk taxes, including the increasingly-contentious matter of border adjustability.
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Retail CEOs will descend on Washington on Wednesday to meet with lawmakers and President Trump to talk taxes, including the increasingly-contentious matter of border adjustability.

Chief executives of AutoZone (AZO) - Get Report, Tractor Supply  (TSCO) - Get Report, Jo-Ann Fabric, Target (TST) - Get Report, Best Buy (BBY) - Get Report, Gap (GPS) - Get Report and J.C. Penney (JCP) - Get Report will be in attendance, according to people familiar with the matter. Walgreens Boots Alliance (WAG)  will join the group for a meeting at the White House but will not take part in meetings with Congress.

While tax reform is the broad agenda, conversations will hone in on the border adjustment tax, a measure that essentially taxes imports and exempts exports. Retailers have voiced strong opposition to the tax, arguing it would put retail jobs at risk and raise consumer prices.