NRF’s Store Tour program connects members of Congress with retailers to learn how retail powers the economy and creates jobs in the states and districts they represent.
We’ve gone virtual!
To help our members engage with policymakers in a time of social distancing, the NRF Store Tour program is now virtual. Virtual store tours are the best way to connect with lawmakers and make your voice heard on issues critical to retail’s survival.
Share the real story of the retail industry and build relationships with leaders who make decisions that directly impact retailers. These dynamic visits give lawmakers the opportunity to roll up their sleeves and see firsthand what goes into running a business and meet face-to-face with the constituents they serve.
Interested in hosting a store tour? Contact Meghan Cruz for more information.
Connect with Congress
Congressman Scott Peters, D-CA, joins Dunkin’ Brands franchisee, Talisin Burton, owner of Burton Foods for a virtual store tour.
We hosted another virtual store tour with @RepScottPeters and Dunkin’ Brands franchisee, Talisin Burton, owner of Burton Foods. Learn how you can connect with your Congressperson through an #NRFStoreTour: https://t.co/OieRP3Rarb @Dunkin @AshleyConeff @dunkin_sd pic.twitter.com/YSvw1tCwtM— National Retail Federation (@NRFnews) June 24, 2020
Rep. Susan Collins,R-Maine, joins pet store Loyal Biscuit Co. for a virtual tour.
.@SenatorCollins joins @LoyalBiscuit and @QurateRetailGrp for a #virtual store tour! Learn more about hosting your Congressperson on an #NRFStoreTour on our website: https://t.co/OieRP3Rarb pic.twitter.com/LVCVxig7qe— National Retail Federation (@NRFnews) June 24, 2020
Senator Deb Fischer, R-Ne, joins Nebraska retailers for a virtual roundtable.
Thank you @SenatorFischer for participating in a virtual roundtable with small retailers from #Nebraska! Learn how you can connect with your Congressperson through an #NRFStoreTour: https://t.co/OieRP3Rarb pic.twitter.com/2jccbwL1G4— National Retail Federation (@NRFnews) June 22, 2020
Rep. Nydia Velázquez, D-N.Y. toured Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store in Brooklyn, N.Y. and also discussed the Paycheck Protection Program.
Lots of fun today with @AnniesInBklyn and Congresswoman @NydiaVelazquez during another #NRFStoreTour! Thank you to all who attended! Learn more about virtual store tours and how you can participate on our website: https://t.co/OieRP3Rarb pic.twitter.com/oo6uY39z19— National Retail Federation (@NRFnews) June 17, 2020
Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Oh, took a virtual tour of Flynn's Tire Auto Service, which serves various locations in Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Another successful #NRFStoreTour! Thank you to @FlynnsTireAuto for hosting and @RepTimRyan for attending! Learn more about virtual store tours and how you can participate on our website: https://t.co/OieRP3Rarb pic.twitter.com/OCgLUJb8Po— National Retail Federation (@NRFnews) June 10, 2020
Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va, joined Virginia Beach store Garden Gazebo for a store tour.
It was a pleasure speaking with @NRFnews representatives and @GardenGazebo owner Pamela Katrancha and virtually touring her shop. As a former small business owner, I know small businesses are vital to our economy. We must support and help them to adapt during this crisis. pic.twitter.com/rZcX18f2Yh— Rep. Elaine Luria (@RepElaineLuria) June 9, 2020
Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt, took a virtual tour of Stowe Mercantile of Stowe:
Thank you to Stowe Mercantile of Stowe, #Vermont for hosting a virtual store tour this week and thank you Congressman @PeterWelch for attending! Learn more about virtual store tours and how you can participate on our website: https://t.co/S1VGBoUJ3W pic.twitter.com/JTQLTBSQPH— National Retail Federation (@NRFnews) June 4, 2020
Rep. Steve Stivers, R-Oh, took a virtual tour through Smoke Stack Hobby Shop in Lancaster, Ohio:
Thank you @RepSteveStivers for participating in a virtual tour of Smoke Stack Hobby Shop in Lancaster! We are proud to represent small businesses like them who have done a great job of serving their loyal customers while keeping people safe. Thanks, @NRFnews for organizing! pic.twitter.com/WLBjoFvR2t— Ohio's Retail Voice (@OhioMerchants) May 27, 2020
Rep. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., visited an Pride Ag Ace Hardware in Lyons, Kan.:
.@RogerMarshallMD stopped by for a store tour at @Prideagace in Lyons, #Kansas to learn how the retailer is modifying operations to increase #safety. Share how you and your company are helping to create a safer environment for employees and consumers: https://t.co/ecnZM5O9e7 pic.twitter.com/VVyB02CwkO— National Retail Federation (@NRFnews) May 21, 2020
Rep Chris Coons, D-Del, spoke with a group of retailers about the current state of retail:
I’m at Carltons in Rehoboth Beach, DE talking with small business owners and retailers about the impact of tariffs on American businesses and American consumers. pic.twitter.com/kxeO2eyPNk— Senator Chris Coons (@ChrisCoons) August 21, 2019
Rep. Kendra Horn, D-Okla, visited Oklahoma City retailer Green Bambino in April to tour the store and discuss owner Morgan Harris’s concerns about tariffs:
Rep. Jared Golden (ME-02) visited L.L.Bean in March to learn how retail powers Maine’s economy.:
We’re excited to be in Maine today at @LLBean in Lewiston with @RetailMaine & @RepGolden for a behind-the-scenes look at how Bean Boots are made and to see the variety of retail jobs in action! pic.twitter.com/btdXPzUHJq— National Retail Federation (@NRFnews) March 22, 2019