About Us

The Retail Council of New York State was incorporated in 1931 by a group of retailers who came together to support their industry. Today, the Council is New York’s largest statewide retail association.

Headquartered in Albany, just one block from New York’s Capitol and legislative offices, the Retail Council is a full-service trade association with extensive experience in New York State political, legislative, agency and media relations to help retailers of all size with questions, concerns and ideas. Decision-makers look to the Retail Council because they know we’re the state’s exclusive voice of retailing. We also help our member stores and businesses of all size and sort save money on Credit Card Processing, Insurance Services and many other member benefits.

Our versatile staff is ready to answer your questions and meet your needs. Call us at (800) 442-3589 to put your membership to work for you.

Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:30 am-5:30 pm.

Read answers to frequently asked questions about the Retail Council of New York State.