The Voice of Texas Retail

Throughout our 90 year history, department stores, specialty shops, drugstores, grocery stores, discount stores, hardware stores, jewelry shops and many other retailers doing business in Texas have all counted on TRA to be their voice in Austin as well as a valued industry resource. In short, we are the voice of Texas retail.

Today, the Texas Retailers Association represents the companies and retail professionals who make up one of the world’s largest economies and provides them a voice in Austin and Washington, DC, as well valuable membership benefits. Through TRA’s various initiatives we aim to improve the lives of not just retailers, but customers as well. By providing government advocacy, industry information and education resources and events, as well as supporting educational programs  and scholarship funds, we ensure our members concerns are met and protected.



The Texas Retailers Education Foundation (TREF) is a charitable educational foundation of TRA. It is funded by TRA members to make available educational opportunities through programs, seminars, partnerships and scholarships for the next generation of retail professionals in Texas.


The Texas Federation of Drug Stores (TFDS) is a 501(c)(6) non-profit trade association representing companies that operate more than 2,300 community retail pharmacy outlets in the State of Texas.


Texas Food Council is a freestanding affiliate of the Texas Retailers Association. The premier group representing the supermarket and grocery store industry in Texas,


The Texas Retailers Association advocates on behalf of our members and industry, in front of lawmakers and government agencies, to defend their business interests and needs. Additionally, TRA serves as a trusted industry resource for retailers doing business in Texas, through any number of opportunities to engage with TRA and fellow retailers.  Through our Texas Retailers Education Foundation, T.R.E.F., we support educational programs and scholarships at the college and high school levels to promote paths to professional careers in retail. And, we are leading the way with innovative efforts, such as our Organized Retail Crime/Loss Prevention initiatives. TRA is a national leader in addressing theft of retail plastic products, which cost retailers and their customers millions every year. For information how you can join TRA and get involved with all we do, email us at tra@txretailers.org.


TRA prides itself on being a staunch advocate in the halls of the Capitol for all Texas retailers. We work every day to keep to the retail industry at the…


Register today! The 3rd annual Texas Retailers Forum will be July 22-23, 2018 at the Omni Corpus Christi Hotel.

Organized Retail Crime

Organized Retail Crime (ORC) refers to professional shoplifting, cargo theft, retail crime rings and other organized crime occurring in retail.

Stop Theft of Plastic Products Initiative (S.T.O.P.P)

In 2013, a small group of Texas Retailers Association members came together with a common problem they were facing.


Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol | March 20, 2019

The Texas Retailers Lobby Day allows you to network with decision makers of major and small businesses in Texas. Retail industry professionals will travel to Austin to meet with Members of the Texas Legislature and their staff.

Transportation to/from Dallas and Houston will be provided.


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We represent retailers across Texas, ranging from Texas based companies of all sizes, to those with a significant presence in our state, to independent shops and stores, to the household names you know. Collectively, TRA represents more than 320,000 retail establishments and more than 2.5 million jobs across the state. Listed are specifically our President’s Circle Members.


Texas Retailers Association:
1250 Capital of Texas Hwy. Bldg. 3, Suite 385
Austin, TX 78746
Tel. 512-472-8261 | Fax. 512-474-5011

Direct Media Inquiries To:
Justin Williamson
Email. jwilliamson@txretailers.org
Tel. 512-472-8261

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