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Retailers Association of India (RAI) is an Indian retail trade association. A not-for-profit organization, it represents the rights of Indian retailers.[1] Its members include chain store retailers, independent retailers, e-commerce retailers and retail service providers across India. RAI is involved with retail advocacy[2][3], organizing conferences, knowledge-sharing initiatives and training programs.

Retailers Association of India
Retailers Association of India (RAI) Logo.png
TypeNon-profit organization, trade association
HeadquartersMumbai, India
  • India
Chief Executive Officer
Kumar Rajagopalan
B. S. Nagesh
B A Kodandarama Setty; B. S. Nagesh; Kishore Biyani; Noel Tata; Shashwat Goenka; Vinay Nadkarni
WebsiteRAI Website


RAI is a member of the Federation of International Retail Associations (FIRA), National Retail Federation, US, which enables knowledge sharing and transfer of international standards and best practice into the Indian retail sector.[4][5]

RAI works with Trust for Retailers and Retail Associates of India (TRRAIN) to engage the industry and to celebrate Retail Employees Day on 12 December.[6]


  1. ^ "Retailers Association demands national policy for internal trade from DPIIT". Moneycontrol. Retrieved 2019-05-06.
  2. ^ "RAI launches GST help desk for retailers - ET Retail". Retrieved 2019-05-06.
  3. ^ "Retailers Association of India seeks level field across formats". The Hindu.
  4. ^ "Alliances & Affillations".
  5. ^ "Federation of International Retail Associations (FIRA)". NRF. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  6. ^ "A simple Idea goes Global- Retail Employees Day.12.12.14". Economic Times.

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