Results for New York’s
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.

Joining the Retail Council saved me 50% on my workers’ compensation insurance. Working with their staff made the transition quick and easy. I’d encourage all retailers in New York to learn more about their products and services. I wish I had known about them years ago.

David Hannoush, Owner, Hannoush Jewelers

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...

Holiday Shopping Forecast: Retail Sales on the Rise Despite Inflation, Retail Council Says


By Melissa Manno Business reporter, Times Union November 24, 2022 — Despite concerns about mounting inflation, consumers are expected to...

Retail Council Joins Hundreds of Associations to Support Railroad Agreement in Letter Delivered to White House


October 27, 2022 President Joseph R. Biden The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20500 RE: Administration Must Continue...

Governor Hochul Announces Application Period Open for $250 Million COVID-19 Capital Costs Tax Credit Program


Small Businesses with 100 or Fewer Employees May Receive Tax Credits for Costs Incurred to Increase COVID-19 Safety Albany, New York,...

Mayor Adams Launches COVID-19 Booster Campaign, Announces Additional Flexibility For NYC Businesses, Parents


New York, September 20, 2022 — As New York City Mayor Eric Adams received his own COVID-19 bivalent booster shot today, he and New York...


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