an alliance of independent retailers dedicated to the interests and progress of the retail industry in washington d.c. bringing the full weight of the merchant community to support members in multiple segments.
local merchant advocates the unique interest of independent retail businesses on local and federal legislative and regulatory issues and provides business services to member companies through collective bargaining, distribution, micro-lending and coordination to build enduring brands.
POLICY / advocacy
local merchant. is the only organization that looks at every legislative bill and city agency regulation proposed, year round, from an exclusively retail perspective to make sure that they do not negatively impact the retail industry.