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

Congressman Scott Peters, D-CA, joins Dunkin’ Brands franchisee, Talisin Burton, owner of Burton Foods for a virtual store tour.

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.

Rep. Susan Collins,R-Maine, joins pet store Loyal Biscuit Co. for a virtual tour.

Senator Deb Fischer, R-Ne, joins Nebraska retailers for a virtual roundtable.

Rep. Nydia Velázquez, D-N.Y. toured Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store in Brooklyn, N.Y. and also discussed the Paycheck Protection Program.

 

Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Oh, took a virtual tour of Flynn's Tire Auto Service, which serves various locations in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va, joined Virginia Beach store Garden Gazebo for a store tour.

Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt, took a virtual tour of Stowe Mercantile of Stowe:

 

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.: