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

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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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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!


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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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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Vendors and Solution Providers

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

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Impactful initiatives that support performance, compliance and transform the industry

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