As issues demand and evolve, Washington Retail goes beyond its core mission with targeted initiatives to help the membership. Our involvement in Seattle politics gives retailers large and small a stronger voice with the City Council while our annual Careers in Retail promotion links job seekers with new and emerging career opportunities.

We Card

Washington Retail is proud to be co-promoting the We Card education and training program on the 25th anniversary of the education and training program.

Convenience stores, grocers and other retailers follow the program to train sales associates in the skills they need to legally deny alcohol, tobacco and vaping products to underage youth and minors. Governor Inslee has proclaimed September as We Card Awareness Month.  We are joined by the Washington Food Industry Association and the Northwest Grocery Association in raising awareness about this important program.

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COVID-19 Coronavirus

Washington Retail would like to acknowledge the rapid response and resiliency demonstrated by the business community and employees during this unprecedented COVID-19 situation.

As stewards of Washington’s retail experience, this COVID-19 resource page is developed to support retailers as we continue to understand your unique needs in the situation.

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Retail Coalition of Seattle

The Washington Retail Association has expanded its outreach with a new emphasis on Seattle politics and the debates and decisions of the City Council. The laws and regulations approved at City Hall not only affect hundreds of retailers across the city.

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