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 Holds Statewide Holiday Window Display Contest


Winner to receive $1,000 top prize The Retail Council of New York State invites store owners across New York to spread holiday cheer and...

Retail Council Issues Statement on Veto of Organized Retail Crime Task Force Bill


Empire Report November 20, 2023 “Retailers throughout the state are extremely disappointed to learn that Governor Hochul vetoed a...

NYC Mayor Eric Adams Launches Task Force to Combat Retail Theft


Retail Council joins mayor's task force NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams today launched a task force to support implementation of...

Members of Retail Council of New York State’s Safety Group 493 to Receive 43.6% Dividend


Eligible members will get substantial portion of workers’ compensation insurance premium returned ALBANY, NY — The Retail Council of New...

Retail Council Launches Web Design, Point-of-sale Package


New partnership with Wix provides small businesses with one-stop services to build an online presence and grow their business Albany, New...

Fashion Industry’s Labor, Climate Impact Piques State Scrutiny


Bloomberg Law, October 25, 2023 State lawmakers across the country are increasing scrutiny of apparel companies, with proposals aimed at...

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...


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