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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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Retail Law Conference 2022


  • Oct 12 - Oct 14, 2022
  • Washington, DC.

Retail Supply Chain Conference 2023


  • Feb 19 - Feb 22, 2023
  • Orlando, FL

Retail CEO Washington Summit 2022


  • Jun 29 - Jun 30, 2022
  • Washington, DC

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

"Learning from each other has been one of our greatest strengths as an industry. We’re all competitors in one form or another, but it’s the moments of common purpose and collaboration that truly allow us to do great things as an industry."

Richard Johnson
  • Chair, RILA – Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
  • Foot Locker, Inc
  • New York, NY

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 2022.

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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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