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We are the trade association for retail leaders.

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) is the US trade association for retailers that have earned leadership status by virtue of their sales volume, innovation or aspiration.  We convene decision-makers to collaborate and gain from each other’s experience. We advance the industry through public-policy advocacy and promote operational excellence and innovation. And through research and thought leadership, we propel developments that foster both economic growth and sustainability.

Our aim is bold but simple: to elevate a dynamic industry by transforming the environment in which retailers operate.


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When you get involved with the RILA, you become connected with the country's leading retailers, consumer product manufactures and solution providers. RILA is the premier advocate for America's most sophisticated retailers, a network for executives to solve common problems and share best practices and a leading education provider, offering world-class events for sharing leading ideas and expertise. Learn how you can get involved today!

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Opportunities to network, share ideas and learn together with industry peers.

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RILA committees, councils and networks gather retail leaders to network and share information on leading practices, operational challenges, and industry trends.

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About RILA

RILA is the US trade association for leading retailers. We convene decision-makers, advocate for the industry, and promote operational excellence.

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Focus Areas

RILA works with leading retailers to meet the challenges of a dynamic economy. Through collaboration and thought leadership, we advance the industry.

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Retail Compliance Center

Retail Compliance Center provides retailers with the information they need to remain compliant and improve environmental performance.

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Retail Litigation Center

Directed by chief legal officers of leading retailers, the RLC is the only organization advocating for retail's top priorities in the judiciary.

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Retail Innovation Center

To address the new retail landscape, RILA formed the Retail Innovation Center and “RTech” brand in the retail, innovation, and policymaking arenas.

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Collaboration makes retailers better. In bringing them together to share, learn, and advocate, we advance our members - and strengthen our industry.

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Upcoming Events

Finance Leaders Council Meeting

  • Jun 17 - Jun 18, 2024
  • Washington, DC

ESG Executive Committee Meeting

  • Jun 17 - Jun 18, 2024
  • Washington, DC

Retail Talent Committee Meeting

  • Jun 25 - Jun 26, 2024
  • Chicago, IL

We represent the leading brands in retail.

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

Join the trade association for retail leaders by becoming a member today!


RILA is for those that lead not just in sales but in aspiration. Our aim: To envision the future of retail & equip leading retailers to succeed in it.

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Vendors and Solution Providers

RILA Associate Members provide services that support retailers and product manufacturers.

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Consumer Product Manufacturers

A product manufacturer members must manufacture products intended for the end consumer that are sold through retail outlets.

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Strategic Initiatives that support performance, compliance and transform the industry

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