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Retailers Since 1931

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

Retail Council weighs in on outdoor sports chains moving to Capital Region


Clifton Park reviews Bass Pro, Cabela's project Times Union, August 17, 2023 — Town officials expect the planning board to vote next month...

Retail Council Joins 130 Organizations Urging Use of Digital Labels


On July 11, 2023, the Retail Council of New York State joined 130 organizations in a letter urging supranational, national, and local...

New York Lawmakers Want Task Force to Address ‘National Problem’ of Organized Retail Theft


Spectrum News, June 23, 2023 — New York lawmakers want to tackle what retailers have called a $100 billion problem that is national in...

Retail Council Quoted in Women’s Wear Daily Regarding Organized Retail Crime


New York, May 18, 2023 — Organized retail crime continues to be a major focus for the Retail Council, and our message is resonating. The...

Retail Council Expands Insurance Program


New partnership with Mohawk Insurance offers full suite of business insurance products ALBANY, NY — The Retail Council of New York State...

Consumer Sentiment in New York Outpacing Nation, But Far Lower than Pre-pandemic Levels


Retail Council Weighs in on Siena College Poll Listen to the radio story here. WAMC, January 5, 2023 — The Siena College Research...

Retail Council Joins Mayor Adams, Attorney General and NYPD for Retail Theft Summit


New York, December 16, 2022 – New York City Mayor Eric Adams today hosted a summit to create a citywide strategic prevention plan to...

Retail Council Joins 400 Organizations Urging Congress to Intervene in Potential Railroad Strike


On November 28, the Retail Council of New York State joined more than 400 organizations in a letter urging Congress to intervene in a...

Retail Council President & CEO Melissa O’Connor Named to ‘Power 100’ List


Albany, NY, November 22, 2022 — City & State, the premier media organization dedicated to covering New York’s local and state politics...


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