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UK Retail Associations and Organisations

Accessible Retail

A trade association for the retail warehouse and superstore sector; with details of membership and services, lobbying and networking opportunities, news, and contacts.

The Association of Art and Antique Dealers

Trade association for professional dealers, provides directory of members and an art and antiques finder database.

Association of Convenience Stores

Representing a diverse range of convenience store retailers, from stand-alone family run independent stores to symbol groups to multiple convenience stores.

Association of Cycle Traders

Promote specialist cycle retailers; includes advice on buying a bike and shop finder.

BIRA - British Independent Retailers' Association

A trade association providing support, business services, and specialist representation for independent retailers; with details of membership, services, and campaigns.

Booksellers Association

Trade association representing booksellers in the UK and Ireland, from large chains to independent retailers.

British Association for Fair Trade Shops

Network of independent fair trade shops across the UK. Includes a search for BAFTS fair trade shops.

British Retail Consortium

The lead trade association for the UK retail industry, representing the whole range of retailers from large multiples through to independents. Includes details of membership and services, policies, market information, and contacts.

Centre for Retail Research

Provides research and analysis of the retail and service sectors in Britain, Europe and globally. Includes briefings, reports, news, and contacts.

Charity Retail Association

Represents the charity retail sector, with over 300 members with about 7000 shops; includes details of membership and benefits, with a sector directory, FAQ, news, and resources.

Craft Bakers Association

Representing independent retailers in the baking and food-to-go sectors in the UK.

Entertainment Retailers Association

Acts as the voice of the physical and digital retail and wholesale sectors of the music, video and videogames industries in the UK.

Farm Retail Association

Champions the interests of farm shops and farmers' markets in the UK.


Online retail association which aims to assist British retailers in the online space.

National Craft Butchers

Supporting independent butchers, farm shops, small abattoirs, processing and wholesale butchery operations.

National Federation of Retail Newsagents

Provides practical help, assistance and commercial support to over 16,000 independent news and convenience retailers across the UK.

Petrol Retailers Association

Represents independent fuel retailers and lobbies for their interests.

Retail Bridalwear Association

The RBA was formed in 1995 and is the only trade association for wedding retailers in the UK that has stringent entry requirements.


Trade association for independent electrical retailers and servicing organisations in the UK.


A non-profit professional body and membership organisation in the United Kingdom serving the retail property and placemaking industry.

UK Travel Retail Forum

Aims to protect and promote the interests of UK retail travel operators.

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