State Retail Associations: The Complete List

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State retail associations offer a valuable resource for retailers across the nation and can prove to be an important advocate. With rosters that include all types of retailers and other retail partners, state retail associations are organized to improve and advance the retail industry through cooperation and mutual assistance, accomplished through the exchange of information on issues of importance and the members they represent.

Providing a forum for retail public policy and government relations activity, these associations offer a shared voice to help retailers  with questions, concerns, and ideas on the major concerns that affect the retail industry.

State associations are recognized by merchants, legislators, state officials and other trade groups as a powerful beacon for the retail industry. These groups have been known to work directly with state and federal representatives to create and promote key legislation on important industry issues such as cargo theft, civil recovery, organized retail crime, and other initiatives. By providing government advocacy, regulatory and policy briefings. industry information regarding political, legislative, and regulatory issues, and education resources and events, they are designed to ensure retail concerns are met and protected.

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A wide array of professional associations are at our disposal, each of which offer various programs and events that provide opportunities to develop and expand our skill sets, to include:

  • training seminars
  • product/vendor demonstrations
  • networking opportunities
  • social gatherings
  • charity events

These associations provide a wealth of information and tremendous opportunities for the loss prevention professional.

To learn more about these state retail associations and the role they play in support of the retail industry, contact those found in your area from the list below:

Council of State Retail Associations
1300 Baxter Street, Suite 360
Charlotte, North Carolina 28204

Alabama Retail Association
PO Box 240669
Montgomery, Alabama 36124-0669

Alaska Restaurant & Retail Association
2601 Blueberry Rd
Anchorage, Alaska

Arizona Retailers Association
224 West 2nd Street
Mesa, Arizona 85201

Arkansas Grocers and Retail Merchants Association
1123 South University Avenue, Suite 718
Little Rock, Arkansas 72204

California Retailers Association
980 Ninth Street, Suite 2100
Sacramento, California 95814

Colorado Retail Council
1580 Lincoln Street, Suite 1125
Denver, Colorado 80203

Connecticut Retail Merchants Association
60 Forest Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06105
LP Program: Hold Quarterly Meetings

Delaware Retail Council, Inc.
PO Box 671
Wilmington, Delaware 19899-0671

Florida Retail Federation
227 S. Adams Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32301

Florida Loss Prevention Council

Georgia Retail Association
245 N. Highland Ave NE, Suite 230-290
Atlanta, Georgia 30307-1909
LP Program: G-ROC, formerly GRAORCA

Retail Merchants of Hawaii
3610 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816
LP Program: Security Committee meeting every month

Idaho Retailers Association
816 W. Bannock Street, Suite 105
Boise, Idaho 83702

Illinois Retail Merchants Association
216 Broadway
Springfield, Illinois 62701

Indiana Retail Council
One North Capitol, Suite 430
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

Iowa Retail Federation
10555 New York Avenue, Suite 102
Urbandale, Iowa 50322-3748

Kansas Chamber of Commerce
835 Southwest Topeka Boulevard
Topeka, Kansas 66612

Kentucky Retail Federation
512 Capitol Avenue
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Louisiana Retailers Association
PO Box 44034
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Retail Association of Maine
45 Melville Street, Suite 1
Augusta, Maine 04330

Maryland Retailers Association
171 Conduit Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
LP Program: Sept 1, Annapolis

Retailers Association of Massachusetts
18 Tremont Street, Suite 810
Boston, Massachusetts 02108

Michigan Retailers Association
603 South Washington Avenue
Lansing, Michigan 48033

Minnesota Retailers Association
400 Robert Street North, Suite 1540
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101

Mississippi Retail and Grocers Association
4785 I-55 North, Suite 103
Jackson, Mississippi 39206

Missouri Retailers Association
PO Box 1336
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102

Montana Retail Association
1645 Parkhill Drive, Suite 6
Billings, Montana 59102

Nebraska Retail Federation
1610 South 70th Street, Suite 101
Lincoln, Nebraska 68506

Retail Association of Nevada
410 South Minnesota Street
Carson City, Nevada 89703

New England ORC Symposium & Trade Show
LP Program: Sept 17 DCU Center Worcester

New Hampshire Retail Association
48 Grandview Road, Suite 2
Bow, New Hampshire 03304

New Jersey Retail Merchants Association
304 West State Street
Trenton, New Jersey 08618

New Mexico Retail Association
223 N. Guadalupe #195
Santa Re, New Mexico 87501

Retail Council of New York State
258 State Street
Retail Council Building
Albany, New York 12210

North Carolina Retail Merchants Association
PO Box 1030
Raleigh, North Carolina 27602

North Dakota Retail Association
1014 E. Central Avenue
Bismarck, North Dakota 58502

Ohio Council of Retail Merchants
50 West Broad Street, Suite 111
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Oklahoma Retail Merchants Association
1110 Classen Drive, Suite 202
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73103

Associated Oregon Industries Retail Council
1149 Court Street NE
Salem, Oregon 97301

Pennsylvania Retailers’ Association
224 Pine Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101

Puerto Rico Retales Association – ACDET
PO Box 367367
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00936

Rhode Island Retail Federation
30 Exchange Terrace, 4th Floor
Providence, Rhode Island 02903

South Carolina Retail Association
PO Box 5813
Columbia, South Carolina 29250
(800) 662-7211

South Dakota Retailers Association
PO Box 638
Pierre, South Dakota 57501

Tennessee Retail Association
611 Commerce Street, Suite 2727
Nashville, Tennessee 37203

Texas Retailers Association
1250 S. Capital of Texas Hwy 3-385
West Lake Hills, Texas 78746

Utah Retail Merchants Association
4286 South Main Street
Murray, Utah 84107

Vermont Retail and Grocers Association
148 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

Virginia Retail Merchants Association
1025 Boulders Parkway, Suite 110
North Chesterfield, Virginia 23225

Washington Retail Association
PO Box 2227
618 South Quince
Olympia, Washington 98507

West Virginia Retailers Association
2110 Kanawha Boulevard East, Suite 220
Charleston, West Virginia 25311

Wisconsin Retail Merchants Association
44 East Mifflin Street, Suite 605A
Madison, Wisconsin 53703

Wyoming Retail Association
1825 Carey Avenue
PO Box 1003
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001

LP Magazine has taken every care to ensure that this list is accurate and comprehensive, but of course omissions and/or errors are always possible. If your organization or association is not listed, or if it includes outdated contact information, please reach out to us via the Contact Us form on the site. This post is updated regularly.

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