The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) congratulates Representative Nancy Pelosi in her re-election as Speaker of the House and we look forward to working with every Democratic and Republican leader and all the incoming members of the 117th Congress to tackle the many issues confronting the country. Today is a day to soberly celebrate a new chapter in our democracy, while acknowledging the herculean task that lies ahead this year.
As we have throughout this pandemic, leading retailers are ready to play whatever role we can to keep our customers and employees safe and restore economic prosperity to the communities we serve. We are ready to work with any Member of Congress, of either party, that is equally committed to that cause.
RILA is the US trade association for leading retailers. We convene decision-makers, advocate for the industry, and promote operational excellence and innovation. Our aim is to elevate a dynamic industry by transforming the environment in which retailers operate.
RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs, and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities, and distribution centers domestically and abroad.