Supporting Free Markets and Fostering Innovation


Retailers rely on complex global supply chains to ensure customers have access to the products they need and want at the best possible prices. This past year supply chains and retailers have been tested as countries around the world dealt with the devastating impacts of the coronavirus.

Innovation was imperative, and retailers responded by launching new contactless ways to shop in record speed. These challenges and opportunities highlight why it is critical for public policy to support retail. When policies are fair and allow retailers to compete, customers, communities, and workers all benefit.

A Deeper Look into Supporting Free Markets and Fostering Innovation

Competition

Competition

RILA believes that strong competition in industries connected to retail will benefit consumers and allow retailers to thrive.

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International Trade

International Trade

As the largest U.S. importers, retailers remain concerned about the impact tariffs will have on consumer prices and American family budgets.

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Payments

Payments

RILA is working with regulators to enable retailers’ right to route online debit transactions over networks other than Visa and MasterCard networks.

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Innovation

Innovation

RILA educates policymakers on the challenges and opportunities that technologies and innovations bring to the retail ecosystem.

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Secure Supply Chains

Secure Supply Chains

For 20+ years, our members have implemented some of the most rigorous measures to ferret out unethical manufacturing practices around the world.

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Retail Privacy

Retail Privacy

RILA believes a federal privacy framework should be designed to protect consumers and provide clear rules for individuals, businesses, and government.

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Connect with Industry Experts

Austen Jensen
Senior Vice President, Government Affairs
RILA
Nicholas Ahrens
Senior Vice President, Strategy, Innovation & Content
RILA
Jess Dankert
Vice President, Supply Chain
RILA
Blake Harden
Vice President, International Trade
RILA
Jason Brewer
Senior Executive Vice President, Communications and Marketing
RILA
Joe Williamson
Director, Government Affairs
RILA
Ellen Jackson
Manager, Government Affairs
RILA

RILA is engaging with regulators and policymakers to identify the anticompetitive practices that harm consumers and is also contributing constructively to the development of potential solutions. RILA believes that strong competition in industries connected to retail will benefit consumers and allow retailers to thrive.


Nicholas Ahrens, Vice President, Innovation

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