RILA recognizes that ubiquitous internet access, changing consumer values, preferences, and lifestyles, coupled with the desire for increased on-demand shopping, have led to unprecedented disruption in virtually every industry; retail perhaps more than any other. America’s retailers are transforming and so is the field of asset protection. RILA is committed to supporting the AP industry’s efforts to adapt to today’s consumer needs without compromising safety, security, and profit. Those AP teams who embrace change and grow, find new ways to be relevant in their organization, and influence decision-makers will come out on top.
Public Policy Agenda
RILA works with policymakers of both parties to help shape a dynamic and growing economy that allows retailers and communities they serve to thrive.
Startup Innovation Awards for Asset Protection
RILA's Startup Innovation Award for Asset Protection recognizes retailers innovate in the areas addressed in the Total Retail Loss Report.
Organized Retail Crime, Counterfeits and Marketplaces
RILA formed the Buy Safe America Coalition to enjoin associations and companies in the fight against criminals selling to unsuspecting consumers.
Weathering the Storm
As the largest private sector employer, retailers are often first on the ground making sure communities are safe and have supplies needed to survive.
Total Retail Loss Report
New RILA report analyzes the global retail industry’s adoption of the Total Retail Loss (TRL) concept to manage loss.
Ensuring Safe and Affordable Products
RILA is working with lawmakers to help shape policies that protect our customers and meet expectations on demands to act on environmental concerns.
Retail Operations COVID-19 Resource Library
A compilation of retailers’ corporate headquarters’ reopening plans. (Members-only content. Please log-in to access.)
Open for Business - A Blueprint for Shopping Safe
Retailers are ready to assist states with the important task of safely re-opening, with an underlying commitment to helping all families Shop Safe.
Asset Protection Committees
Retailers are transforming, and so is the field of asset protection. RILA is committed to supporting the AP industry’s efforts to adapt to today’s consumer needs without compromising safety, security, and profit.View All Committees
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.Download Report
- Oct 28, 2021
RILA has once again partnered with the University of Texas McComb's School of Business Master of Science in Business Analytics Program to address a pressing industry challenge: measuring the ROI of store AP-related tasks. The UT MSBA team evaluated process efficiency, asset protection task effectiveness, and task ROI by combining historical case management data and data collected from observing in-store asset protection managers. The team will explain their approach on how best to optimize ROI in tasks relating specifically to theft, process changes to improve efficiency and discuss asset protection efficacy moving forward.Go to Event
Ensuring a Safe, Sustainable Future
RILA is working with lawmakers to help shape policies that protect our customers and meet expectations regarding environmental concerns.Read More
Investing in People
Retail is for everyone; the place for a first job, 2nd chance, third act, or a side hustle – the retail workforce represents the American workforce.Read More
Supporting Free Markets and Fostering Innovation
When policies are fair and allow retailers to compete, customers, communities, and workers all benefit.Read More
Retailers Battle a $45 Billion Crime Spree
- By [Michael Hanson]
Kroger, CVS, & Nordstrom Leaders Join RILA Board
- By [Brian Dodge]
Meet the Startup Innovation Awards Finalists
- By [Katie Nicholos]
Six Startups Catch Retailers’ Attention
- By [Nicholas Ahrens]
Making D&I Intentions Actionable
- By [Erin Hiatt]
Retailers Endorse INFORM Consumers Act
- By [Michael Hanson]