Retail Industry Professional Trade Associations
Free Retail Benchmarking Association
This free association provides information about "best in class" retail business practices that you can adapt and adopt for your own operation.
Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)
The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) is a professional organization for retail executives dedicated to education, public policy advocacy, and the advancement of the retail industry. Membership includes retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers from the largest companies in the retail industry.
National Retail Federation (NRF)
The National Retail Federation (NRF) is the world's largest retail trade association, with four association divisions - The Association for Retail Technology Standards, the National Council of Chain Restaurants, the Retail Advertising and Marketing Association, and Shop.org. NRF Members gain access to retailing peer experts, specialty newsletters, conferences, publications and research.
NACS - The Association for Convenience and Petroleum Retailing
NACS represents has more than 2,200 retail and 1,800 supplier company members connected with convenience stores and petroleum retailing in nearly 50 countries. Members gain access to NACS sponsored events such as the annual NACS Show, NACStech, Marketing Conferences, Category Management Training, and the SOI Summit.