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The Retail Industry Leaders Association is the US trade association for leading retailers. RILA partners with leading retailers to meet the challenges of a dynamic economy. Through collaboration and thought leadership, we advance ideas that foster free markets, competition, economic growth, and sustainability.

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Legal Affairs and Compliance

RILA provides a network for leading retailers to share best practices and act on the most pressing legal issues of the day.

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Technology and Innovation

The retail innovation ecosystem, which includes RILA’s RTech community, works strategically together to address critical retail industry needs.

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Connect with leaders. Advance your career.

Retail Law Conference 2021


  • Oct 26 - Oct 28, 2021
  • Virtual

RLAW Leadership Summit 2021


  • Dec 2 - Dec 3, 2021
  • Naples, Florida

Retail CEO Forum 2022


  • Jan 30 - Feb 1, 2022
  • Naples, FL

We represent the leading brands in retail.

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) is the trade association for retail leaders.

Take it from our members

“My experience serving on RILA’s board to date has shown me what incredible things our industry can accomplish when we work together on a shared vision for retail. As chair, I’m thrilled to be able to continue working so closely with fellow leaders to build upon our successes and help shape the future of our industry.”

Mary Dillon
  • Chairperson, RILA – Executive Chair
  • Ulta Beauty, Inc.
  • Bolingbrook, IL

Explore how our members are making an impact

Retailers Take Pride in LGBTQIA+ Community

Leading retailers honor lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer, plus customers and employees for Pride Month.

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Retailers Celebrate Black History and Black Excellence

The retail industry recognizes the importance of lifting Black voices and stories and welcome the opportunity that Black History Month brings to shine a light on some of those efforts.

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Earth Day Spotlight on New Retail Sustainability Efforts

Retailers announce deepened sustainability work in celebration of Earth Day 2021.

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Retail Speaks: 7 Imperatives for the Industry

After a year like no other, the US retail industry faces a still-uncertain future. Our latest research highlights seven imperatives that will position retailers for success regardless of what is next.

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Strategic Initiatives that support performance, compliance and transform the industry

COVID-19 Resources for Retailers

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