As a board-driven organization, RILA focuses on those areas laid out in our strategic plan where retailers can collaborate to move the industry forward. These core areas include:
- Asset Protection
- Human Resources
- Legal/Regulatory Affairs
- Supply Chain
With this direction from our board, we then turn to our Public Policy Steering Committee and Leaders Councils for direction within each area.
The Public Policy Steering Committee is comprised of the senior-most government affairs executives from our Retail Premier Members. These companies have chosen to play an enhanced role in setting the strategic direction and priority of the association, particularly with regard to public policy and retail operations.
Leaders Councils consists of the senior-most executive within the particular discipline from our retail member companies and Premier Product Supplier members, where appropriate. Premier Service Supplier members may be asked to provide input at a portion of some council meetings. The group discusses annual goals and objectives for RILA within the specific discipline. They will also help staff committees within the discipline from their departments. The group suggests benchmarking studies and research topics.