Message from President

As the trade association for America’s most recognized and innovative brands, we are proud to be the voice for leading retailers in Washington. Our aim is to advance the industry, our employees, and our customers through education and public policy.  

Through collaboration and thought leadership, we advance ideas that foster free markets, competition, economic growth, diversity, and sustainability. 

Brian Dodge
  • President
  • RILA
  • Washington, DC

As retailers rise to meet the challenges of a dynamic and changing economy, RILA will advocate for:

  • Trade policies that allow for efficient and reliable supply chains;
  • Privacy and data protection laws that protect consumers; 
  • Payment reforms that enhance competition and transparency; 
  • Criminal justice reforms that address the growing challenge of organized retail crime; and 
  • Workplace policies that promote diversity and flexibility. 

On these and other priorities, we look forward to working with policymakers of both parties to help shape a growing economy that allows retailers and the communities they serve to thrive.  

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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.

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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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