Promoting Competition & Innovation
Intense competition is the hallmark of America’s retail industry, it drives innovation and brings consumers lower prices and great products and services. Unfortunately, the absence of competition elsewhere in the retail ecosystem stifles the benefits that naturally result from competition. RILA is committed to engendering competition throughout the retail ecosystem by pursuing policies that curtail anticompetitive business practices, remove roadblocks to innovation, and ensure retailers’ ability to improve the customer experience.
Growing the 21st Century Retail Workforce
As the nation’s largest private sector employer, retail supports more than 42 million American jobs throughout our diverse ecosystem. From first starts, second chances, and third acts, retail provides flexibility, upward mobility, and the power to choose one’s path more than any other industry. RILA advocates for forward-thinking workplace policies at both the state and federal level that reflect the preferences and policies on which we know retail employees place a premium. It is imperative that as the workforce changes, so must public policy.