The Retail Alliance, formerly known as the Retail Merchants Association of Tidewater, is a non-profit trade association serving the interests of local retailers in greater Hampton Roads. We promote and support the healthy growth of retail businesses and trade through education, advocacy and member benefits.

Since our founding in 1903, we have been committed to promoting the healthy growth of businesses and trade. Today we are a full-service business resource extending throughout Greater Hampton Roads. Our members have unprecedented access to the tools they need to make their businesses more effective and more profitable. Members have access to powerful benefits that keep them on the leading edge of current practices, technologies and sales trends, including: legislative lobbying and industry advocacy, customer service and employee training, professional development workshops, forums and seminars, and a resource library.

In addition, we provide business support services in Business and Credit Information, Pre-Employment Screening and Employee Benefit Programs.

We promise to provide our retail and business partners with dependable, responsive, and uncompromising products and service. We will build alliances within the retail community, with vendors, industry and community leaders, and allied businesses for the success of our retail members.

Interested in becoming a member? Click here to download the Retail Alliance Membership Form.