NRF Store Tours

Sharing the real story of retail

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 the best way connect with lawmakers and make your voice heard on issues critical to retail’s survival.

Hosting lawmakers on store tours is the best way to 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

Rep. Steve Stivers, R-Oh, took a virtual tour through Smoke Stack Hobby Shop in Lancaster, Ohio:

Rep. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., visited an Pride Ag Ace Hardware in Lyons, Kan.:

Rep Chris Coons, D-Del, spoke with a group of retailers about the current state of retail:

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.:

Past store tours

Senator cites ‘real and significant’ impact of tariffs
Store owner Trey Kraus speaking with Sen. Coons of Delaware during NRF Store Tour
Senator Chris Coons from Delaware visited Carltons Men’s and Women’s Apparel in Rehoboth Beach.
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Oklahoma retailer outlines harm of tariffs
Rep. Kendra Horn and The Green Bambino staff
Postal subsidies leave U.S. ‘flooded’ with Chinese knockoffs even as tariffs drive up price of legitimate products.
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Congresswoman encourages buying local
Representative Jackie Walorski  at Stephenson's
Representative Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) visited fashion store Stephenson’s of Elkhart.
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Tariffs could be ‘really tough’ for retailers
Jimmy Edwards of Marshall Music, right
Tariffs on imports from China have begun to affect small retailers.
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Tire shop owner says skilled trades offer ‘great opportunities’
Grismer Tire Store Tour Aug 2018 Chabot
The shortage of skilled blue-collar workers is a top concern for Ohio small business.
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Texas jeweler worried by growing trade war
Higher taxes will increase costs and eventually raise customer prices in the long run.
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