RILA opens applications for its first annual (R)Tech Retail CEO Innovation Awards

Arlington , VA, 2017-Aug-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — ​The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), the trade association for America’s most recognized and innovative retail brands, announced its call for applications for its first annual (R)Tech Retail CEO Innovation Awards. “As today’s top retail leaders gather at RILA’s CEO Forum, this will be the perfect […]

RILA joins trade associations and businesses to launch Americans for Affordable Products campaign to stop border adjustable tax

National Campaign To Educate Lawmakers On Harmful Impact Of Proposed New Tax​ Arlington , VA, 2017-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (2/1/2017), the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) joined more than 120 other trade associations and businesses to launch Americans for Affordable Products, a national campaign to stop the border adjustable tax or BAT. […]

RILA congratulates President-elect Trump; ready to work with new Administration and new Congress

RILA issued the following statement in reaction to the outcome of yesterday’s election Arlington , VA, 2016-Nov-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — “We congratulate President-elect Trump on his victory and we look forward to working with him, his Administration and the new Congress to address the challenges facing retailers, their employees and their customers,” said RILA […]

RILA to merge its sustainability-focused conference with Sustainable Brands

Arlington , VA, 2016-Sep-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — In her opening remarks at the Retail Sustainability and Environmental Compliance Conference, Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) President Sandy Kennedy announced that RILA will merge its sustainability-focused conference with Sustainable Brands. Beginning in 2017, the two will produce a single conference together than includes a retail-specific […]

RILA urged action in response to bankruptcy of shipping company Hanjin to prevent cargo disruptions

Arlington , VA, 2016-Sep-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — In a letter sent today (9/1/2016), the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) urged action in response to the bankruptcy of Hanjin, a major South Korea based shipping company, to ensure the flow of cargo to and from the United States. Specifically, RILA asked U.S. Secretary of Commerce […]

RILA elects nine top retail executives to its Board of Directors

AutoZone CEO Elected Board Chairman Arlington, VA, 2016-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced today that nine top retail executives have been elected to the association’s Board of Directors. In addition, Bill Rhodes, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of AutoZone, Inc., was elected Board Chairman. The election took place […]

The Retail Industry Leaders Association responds to the conclusion of Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations

Arlington , VA, 2015-10-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issued the following statement in response to news that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations have concluded and an agreement has been reached among the 12 participating Asia-Pacific nations, including the United States. “Retailers welcome today’s news and applaud U.S. Trade Representative Michael […]

Jennifer Safavian joins The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) as Executive Vice President for Government Affairs

Ways And Means Veteran Brings Nearly 20 Years Of Public Policy Experience To RILA Arlington , VA, 2015-1-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced today that Jennifer Safavian has joined the association as Executive Vice President for Government Affairs. As RILA’s top lobbyist, Safavian will oversee RILA’s federal and state […]

RILA: Merchant Financial Cyber Partnership announces the next steps to strengthen the security of the payments system

Partnership Sends Letter To Congress Outlining Cybersecurity Information Sharing Legislation Principles Arlington, VA, 2014-12-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, the Merchant Financial Cyber Partnership announced the next steps for the two industries to continue working together to strengthen the security of the payments system. Launched in February, the Partnership has succeeded in its goal to work […]

RILA to join federal officials and leading cybersecurity C-suite executives at the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square to close the market in celebration of National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Arlington, VA, 2014-10-21— /EPR Retail News/ — Tuesday, The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) will join a group of federal officials and leading cybersecurity C-suite executives and experts across retail, financial services and corporate America at the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square to close the market in celebration of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). Convened by the National […]

The Retail Industry Leaders Association welcomes Nicholas Ahrens as VP of Privacy and Cybersecurity

Arlington, VA, 2014-9-15— /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) today announced Nicholas Ahrens will join the association as Vice President of Privacy and Cybersecurity. Joining the association from the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Ahrens will lead RILA’s privacy and data security agenda and serve as […]