Exclusive: Trump to meet with retail CEOs on taxes, infrastructure

Last Updated: Wed, Feb 15, 2017 01:43 hrs
Hubert Joly, Chairman and CEO of Best Buy, participates in a panel at the 2015 Fortune Global Forum in San Francisco

By Ginger Gibson

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will meet on Wednesday with the chief executive officers of eight large retailers, including Target Corp , Best Buy Co Inc and J.C. Penney Company Inc , to discuss tax reform and infrastructure improvements, according to people with knowledge of the meeting.

A White House official confirmed the meeting between retail CEOs and Trump will take place on Wednesday morning.

The meeting will include Target CEO Brian Cornell, Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly, Gap Inc CEO Art Peck, Autozone Inc CEO William Rhodes, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc CEO Stefano Pessina, J.C. Penney CEO Marvin Ellison, Jo-Ann Stores LLC CEO Jill Soltau and Tractor Supply Co CEO Gregory Sandfort, according to those familiar with attendees.

The retailers oppose the border adjustment tax, a Republican proposal that would cut corporate income tax to 20 percent from 35 percent, exclude export revenue from taxable income and impose a 20 percent tax on imports.

(Reporting by Ginger Gibson; Additional reporting by Steve Holland; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)



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