The need to innovate and to stay competitive is bringing retailers and suppliers together -- to learn from one another and to spark ideas and advancements that would not be discovered by individuals and companies acting alone. By bringing industry leaders together, RILA is facilitating this sharing of information that benefits not only the industry, but also the individuals and companies that participate.
Committees usually consist of other executives (vice president or director) who work in functional areas within the key disciplines, e.g. tax, human resources, supply chain security, operational audit. We also have committees that assist with the planning of our two major conferences - Logistics and Loss Prevention. Committees, in nature, cover topics that are long-term or permanent within the retail industry. Committees will consist predominantly of retail members, but product manufacturer members and associate members may participate where appropriate.