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.

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. 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

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 calls buying local ‘so important in this economy’
 
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 supplying school music programs
 
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
 
lady looking at jewelry at her jewelry store
Higher taxes will increase costs and eventually raise customer prices in the long run.
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