As the retail industry’s advocate in Washington, RILA is a trusted source dedicated to telling the retail industry’s story and informing lawmakers of the impact and consequences of the decisions they make. On the retail operations side, RILA provides a forum where members can conduct discussions aimed at understanding common operational practices, areas of concern, and pragmatic solutions to problems. And our educational events are second to none.
RILA is structured to focus on five core areas where retailers can collaborate to make a difference.
Unlike other trade associations, RILA has continued to grow in recent years despite a troubled economy. We attribute this success to our three core principles:
- We are Member Driven: Our board drives the organization, and senior executives on our councils and committees help set our priorities;
- Service is our Culture: Serving our members is our primary focus; and
- Educate. Innovate. Advocate. : We give equal emphasis to public policy, retail operations and education.