Our Focus

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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Asset Protection

RILA is committed to supporting the AP industry’s efforts to adapt to today’s consumer needs without compromising safety, security, and profit.

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Public Policy

RILA engages policymakers at the federal and state level to advocate for policies to allow retailers and the communities they serve in to thrive.

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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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Supply Chain

RILA is committed to providing retail leaders with knowledge and innovative solutions as ubiquitous and evolving consumer shopping disrupts retail.

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Workforce

RILA advocates for sound policies that support diversity, flexibility, upward mobility, and the power to choose one’s own path.

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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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Sustainability / Environment

RILA uses benchmarking studies, partnerships, and research to help leading retailers collaborate and tailor their programs and initiatives.

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Finance

RILA is focused on serving as a resource for our members as they navigate finance-related challenges and opportunities by offering several networks.

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Connect with leaders. Advance your career.

Retail CEO Forum 2024


  • Jan 27 - Mar 1, 2024
  • Tucson, AZ

Retail Supply Chain Conference 2024


  • Feb 25 - Feb 28, 2024
  • Dallas, TX

Retail Asset Protection Conference 2024


  • Apr 14 - Apr 17, 2024
  • Dallas, TX

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

"The RILA Board, made up of a skilled and committed group of retail leaders, has worked tirelessly to do what is right for our employees, customers and the industry. I look forward to partnering with my peers to continue to shape the future of our industry.”

Corie Barry
  • Chair, RILA – Chief Executive Officer
  • Best Buy Co., Inc.

Explore how our members are making an impact

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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Retail Works for All of Us

Retail is more than a store. Public policies that support retail, support communities, jobs, and families.

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Earth Day Spotlight on New Retail Sustainability Efforts

Retailers announce deepened sustainability work in celebration of Earth Day 2023.

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Strategic Initiatives that support performance, compliance and transform the industry

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