RILA Statement on the Coronavirus“The health and safety of employees, customers, and communities is the top priority for leading retailers. Retailers are following recommendations provided by the CDC and share the immediate goal of slowing the spread of the virus. Retailers prepare in advance for crisis circumstances like this so they can serve the critical needs of their customers by quickly and thoughtfully adjusting a wide variety of practices, including those related to their supply chains, stores, and employees. Families are counting on retailers right now and retailers are determined to be there for them.” - Brian Dodge, Retail Industry Leaders Association president.
We EmpowerToday's And Tomorrow's
The Retail Industry Leaders Association is the US trade association for leading retailers. We convene decision-makers, advocate for the industry, and promote operational excellence and innovation. Our aim is to elevate a dynamic industry by transforming the environment in which retailers operate.More About Rila
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.More About Our Focus Areas
RILA is committed to supporting the AP industry’s efforts to adapt to today’s consumer needs without compromising safety, security, and profit.
RILA is focused on serving as a resource for our members as they navigate finance-related challenges and opportunities by offering several networks.
RILA advocates for sound policies that support diversity, flexibility, upward mobility, and the power to choose one’s own path.
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.
RILA engages policymakers at the federal and state level to advocate for policies to allow retailers and the communities they serve in to thrive.
RILA is committed to providing retail leaders with knowledge and innovative solutions as ubiquitous and evolving consumer shopping disrupts retail.
Sustainability / Environment
RILA uses benchmarking studies, partnerships, and research to help leading retailers collaborate and tailor their programs and initiatives.
Technology and Innovation
The retail innovation ecosystem, which includes RILA’s RTech community, works strategically together to address critical retail industry needs.
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.”
- Chairperson, RILA – Chief Executive Officer
- Ulta Beauty, Inc.
- Bolingbrook, IL
Retail Resources for Coronavirus
Revisiting Retail Sustainability Goals during COVID-19
- By [Erin Hiatt]
Safety v. Sustainability: Must We Choose Between the Two?
- By [Erin Hiatt, Susan Kirsch]
The Impact of Short-Term Disruption on Long-Term Goals
- By [Erin Hiatt]
Safety, Confidence, Creativity Key to Restoring Paychecks
- By [Michael Hanson]
Maximizing Value of Unsold Inventory
- By [Kathleen McGuigan]
Manufacturers and Retailers Expedite Product Sourcing
- By [Mette Pedersen]