Here at TRA, we pride ourselves on being staunch advocates for retailers. Working directly with government officials to lobby for the best interests of Texas businesses. One such way we fund these efforts is through our political action committee. TRAPAC is organized to take a bipartisan, non-ideological approach to contributing to candidates for political office whose voting records or stated positions on key issues of importance to the general membership of the Texas Retailers Association meet with the approval of a majority of the TRAPAC Steering Committee. If you're interested in making a contribution or want to learn more learn more, click here.
The Texas Retailers Education Foundation (TREF) is the educational arm of the Texas Retailers Association. TREF is also a community of retailers joining together to better the workforce in Texas through support of educational programs at the high school and college levels. For more information on their efforts and how to get involved click here.
Organized Retail Crime (ORC) refers to professional shoplifting, cargo theft, retail crime rings and other organized crime occurring in retail environments. ORC crimes cost retailers close to $37 billion a year.
To learn what we're doing to prevent ORC and ways you can avoid becoming a victim, click here.
In 2013, a small group of Texas Retailers Association members came together with a common problem: Their businesses were targets of a widespread crime spree (theft of plastic containers/pallets) that spanned the entire city of Houston, Texas. The increasing frequency and the amount of containers/pallets of these crimes was a cause for alarm...
To read more on this problem and what we're doing to stop it, click here