HOUSTON-- Joy Partain, Consumer Affairs Manager, The Kroger Company,  and Texas Retailers Association, Joe Williams, personally delivered the Heroes of Main Street Award to Congressman Ted Poe (R-2nd) this morning (October 26, 2015). We discussed the impact the retail industry has on Texas, for example approximately 1 in 4 jobs are in the retail sector with 2 ½ million retail jobs in Texas at over 317,000 retail locations- a very significant number.   We are thankful that NRF posts information like this that helps us convey the message not only to state elected officials, but also to our local Congressman. Keeping Texas Retail Friendly!