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Retail Industry Leaders Association

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. Reach RILA at rila.org.

Collaboration Juggernaut: An NDAA Update

A groundbreaking Retail Theft Roundtable aids in the establishment of collaboration on how to identify criminals targeting retailers.

New RILA Hire Reflects Expanded Focus on Addressing Retail Crime, Workplace Safety

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) has announced Khris Hamlin as vice president of asset protection.

Now That the INFORM Act Has Passed, What’s Next?

The INFORM Consumers Act, a law that will insert transparency and accountability into online marketplace transactions, takes effect in June 2023. What's next for the fight against ORC?

RILA Brings Retailers Together to Solve Industry Challenges

It takes a village to address the complex challenges facing retailers today. RILA’s cross-functional team and the members they serve comprise that village.

Leading Retailers Welcome Bill to Combat Organized Retail Crime

On Thursday, September 20, 2022 Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) introduced the Combating Organized Retail Crime Act, legislation that would create a federal organized retail...

Leading Retailers Welcome Bill to Combat Organized Retail Crime

The Combating Organized Retail Crime Act is new legislation that would create a federal organized retail crime task force.

Prosecutors and Retailers Partner to Combat Retail Crime

The National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) and Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) have announced a first-of-its-kind national partnership to combat retail crime.
new RILA board members

Kroger, CVS, and Nordstrom Executives Join RILA Board

Rodney McMullen of The Kroger Co., Neela Montgomery with CVS Pharmacy, and Erik Nordstrom of Nordstrom added to RILA's Board of Directors.
Erin Hiatt

RILA Elevates Corporate Social Responsibility Focus with New Promotion

Erin Hiatt has been promoted to VP of corporate social responsibility reflecting retail’s commitment to corporate governance and sustainability.
Michelle Gass

Kohl’s CEO Among Five Retail Leaders Added to RILA Board

RILA welcomed five new leaders to its Board of Directors as elected during the group’s semi-annual meeting held virtually January 19th.
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