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The Retail Council offers all your coverage needs in one place. We partner with the best in the business to deliver the insurance products retailers need, including workers’ compensation, health, cyber liability and security breach, business owners’ policies, general liability, commercial property, auto insurance and more.

We offer a variety of payment processing solutions and excellent customer service for all industries. Our program can be tailored to fit the needs of retailers, restaurants and hospitality businesses, doctor’s offices, agritourism businesses, service businesses and more.

point-of-sale software

You need point-of-sale (POS) software that is tailored to your business. We are here to help. Our POS solutions provide everything you need, including inventory management, customer analytics and tax reporting.

The Retail Council, in partnership with the Alliance of State Retail Associations (ASRA), offers a Multiple Employer 401(k) Retirement Plan for our members. Our plan is a robust and cost-effective option.

The Retail Council of New York State’s experienced and respected government relations team delivers effective advocacy at the state and local level for merchants large and small. We work with our members to create and advance a comprehensive agenda, communicating the retail industry’s message to lawmakers, state and local agencies and the media.

I think it’s really important to have advocacy these days because there are a lot of challenges facing retail and brick-and-mortar stores. It can be a tough environment. I use online shopping as much as the next person, but retail is more than that. What the Retail Council is doing to support retail and small business is critical to a healthy marketplace.

Sandy Grunzweig, Owner, Marilla Country Store

Melissa O’Connor’s Remarks at Governor Kathy Hochul’s Press Conference, Feb. 14, 2024

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Thank you, Governor Hochul, District Attorney Katz and Superintendent James for convening this event to discuss an issue that has...

As Larceny Offenses Spike, Governor Hochul Proposes Major Expansion of Resources to Fight Retail Theft and Keep New Yorkers Safe

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Governor Hochul's FY25 Executive Budget Proposes $45 Million to Fight Retail Theft and Property Crime; Would Create New Joint Operation to...

Here’s Why Prices Are Changing on Many Restaurant Menus

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Buffalo News February 10, 2024 That fine print at the bottom of a restaurant menu, disclosing you will pay a surcharge if you use a credit...

NY Looks for Greater Transparency in Credit Card Surcharges

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WXXI News, Rochester February 8, 2024 A new consumer protection law takes effect Sunday, Feb. 11, which requires more transparency on the...

Retail Council Submits Testimony for Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2024-25 FY Executive Budget Proposal

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The January 25, 2024 hearing in Albany focused on public protection The Retail Council of New York State submitted testimony related to...

New York State Lawmakers Looking to Crack Down on ‘Organized Retail Theft’

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Newsday January 23, 2024 ALBANY — Gov. Kathy Hochul and the State Legislature are trying to crack down on a spike in “organized retail...

NY Gov. Kathy Hochul Declares War Against Shoplifters in 2024 State of the State Address: ‘The Chaos Must Stop!’

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Retail Council Weighs In New York Post January 9, 2024 Gov. Kathy Hochul declared war against shoplifting on Tuesday, saying retail...

Retail Council Issues Statement on Retail Theft Prevention Plan Outlined in State of the State Address

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January 9, 2024 “The retail industry is encouraged by Governor Hochul’s comprehensive plan to address organized retail crime and repeat...

Professional Tips, Advice on Last-minute Holiday Shopping

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Spectrum News 1 December 23, 2023 There are only four days left until Christmas. Have you crossed everything off your shopping list? If...

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