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.More About RILA
RILA is committed to supporting the AP industry’s efforts to adapt to today’s consumer needs without compromising safety, security, and profit.
RILA engages policymakers at the federal and state level to advocate for policies to allow retailers and the communities they serve in to thrive.
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 is committed to providing retail leaders with knowledge and innovative solutions as ubiquitous and evolving consumer shopping disrupts retail.
RILA advocates for sound policies that support diversity, flexibility, upward mobility, and the power to choose one’s own path.
Technology and Innovation
The retail innovation ecosystem, which includes RILA’s RTech community, works strategically together to address critical retail industry needs.
Sustainability / Environment
RILA uses benchmarking studies, partnerships, and research to help leading retailers collaborate and tailor their programs and initiatives.
RILA is focused on serving as a resource for our members as they navigate finance-related challenges and opportunities by offering several networks.
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.”
- Chair, RILA – Chief Executive Officer
- Best Buy Co., Inc.
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.Read More
Retail Works for All of Us
Retail is more than a store. Public policies that support retail, support communities, jobs, and families.Read More
Earth Day Spotlight on New Retail Sustainability Efforts
Retailers announce deepened sustainability work in celebration of Earth Day 2023.Read More
Lack of Progress on IPEF Trade Pillar Concerns Retailers
- By [Ellen Jackson, Blake Harden]
Retailers talk leading practices, trends for DEI
- By [Erin Hiatt, Moni Adeyi]
Tariffs Loom Large Over Biden, Xi Meeting
- By [Blake Harden]
Retailers to Fed: Remain on Course for Debit Implementation
- By [Austen Jensen]
Retailers Detail Concerns w/ OSHA Unlimited Walkaround Rule
- By [Evan Armstrong]
Combatting Retail Crime & Keeping Communities Safe
Joint-Employer Rule Increases Risks for Retail Supply Chains
- By [Evan Armstrong]