Retail Associations:

American Booksellers Association - A not-for-profit organization devoted to meeting the needs of its core
members of independently owned bookstores with retail storefront locations through advocacy, education,
research, and information dissemination.
American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) - Provides an opportunity for specialty toy retailers,
manufacturers, and sales representatives to come together to strengthen and expand the specialty toy
CBA - International trade association of Christian product suppliers and retailers. Features member services
and training resources.
Craft & Hobby Association - Represents manufacturers and retailers involved in the production and sale of
products and supplies found in art, craft, hobby, sewing and other leisure industry outlets.
Electronic Retailing Association - Membership organization of direct response firms and their suppliers
features industry events, news, regulatory and consumer information, and searchable industry database.
Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) - Not-for-profit trade association representing DVD and video
game retailers, distributors, and suppliers. Includes membership information and industry resources.
Shopper Marketing - Information and education on in-store marketing, including articles, images, research, - Trade
organization for the international shopping center industry.
International Council of Shopping Centers - Trade organization for the international shopping center industry.
Museum Store Association - Provides education and resources for museum store retailers. Features
membership information, events, job board, and industry reports.
National Art Materials Trade Association (NAMTA) - International organization covering art and creative
materials retailing and manufacture. Features membership and fine art materials conference information.
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) - International trade group representing retailers and
suppliers. Includes news, buyer's guide, events, membership information, and industry
National Association of Store Fixture Manufacturers - An association dedicated to raising the professional,
educational, and ethical standards of the store fixture manufacturing industry.
National Retail Federation - Industry's largest advocacy organization which advances the industry through
professional seminars, trade conferences, publications and educational activities.
National Retail Hardware Association - Industry resource center.
Party Club of America (PCA) - Association of store owners who collaborate to compete with national chains.
Member benefits, details about the group, and how to join.
National Shoe Retailers Association (NSRA) - Trade organization representing independent shoe retailers,
founded in 1912. Features industry links, services and suppliers index, membership information, and an
event calendar.
National Association of College Stores - Membership includes 2900 institutional, private, leased, and
cooperative college stores.
Fashion Group International - A global, non-profit, professional organization with 5000 members in the
fashion industry including apparel, accessories, beauty and home.
National Home Furnishings Association - Publishes Furniture Retailer. Retailer association in USA with
industry calendar, programs, publications, and membership information. Membership includes 13,5000
retailers of furniture, carpeting, and related home furnishings.
National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - NLBMDA represents 8,000 of America's
building material dealers and the largest regional chains across the United States. Members sell the
majority of building products used in the nearly two million housing starts annually. Dealers' primary
customers are professional contractors, home builders, and re-modelers across the United States.