World Alliance for Retail Excellence & Standards is a nonprofit trade association representing retailers, manufacturers and servicing companies involved in the in-store experience.  Together, this alliance of companies is dedicated to driving retail excellence through enhanced customer experiences, workforce development and voluntary industry certification. We facilitate collaboration, deliver online education resources and author research that continuously improves the execution, experience and core competencies of all at-retail activities. While online shopping tests the brick and mortars, companies that create an unparalleled in-store shopping experience with supreme customer service, personal attention and innovation will prevail.    
Serving as a thought-leader in the industry, the World Alliance for Retail  brings companies together to:
Hire the Best Team
Educate and Improve Results
  •   Retail Merchandising and Marketing Conference
  •   Company Certification
Find partners

Networking, Events & Education

Retail World Alliance members conduct business across the United States and throughout the world. By attending events, serving on committees, participating in webinars and connecting with your peers, you can keep current in the industry and invest in your career advancement. Subscribe to our Member Newsletter to ensure you know about our future networking events and programs.


RetailJobsNorthAmerica.com is the most prolific job and recruiting site for the retail industry. Members and non-members may post retail positions for seasonal/flex/P/T and F/T employment throughout North America. Members can also have access to our searchable database of thousands of JobSeekers for targeted recruiting efforts.


Tap into Retail World Alliance member companies to find opportunities and resources for your next project or retail program. Membership is not required to post an RFP on our site, though only members can respond.

Gold Certification Program

Having Retail World Alliance industry standards ensures your clients that you are a company of excellence with a pledge to quality, safety for your associates and customers, and store-level efficiency. Retail World Alliance created the voluntary Gold Certification program for companies who want to be recognized as having a commitment to industry excellence and standards.

Committees & Members

Our members represent all segments of the retail industry who are committed to industry excellence, including:
  • Merchandising Service Organizations
  • Event/Demo Sales & Marketing, Mystery Shopping, Assisted Selling
  • Professional Installation Companies
  • Brokers and Sales Agents
  • Consumer Goods Manufacturers
  • Retailers
  • Distributors
  • Wholesalers
  • Support Services
To get more involved in our association, check out our Committees.

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