Our mission is to make a positive difference to the retail industry and the customers it serves

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Retail is an exciting, diverse and dynamic industry undergoing transformational change. The WRC’s mission is to make a positive difference to the industry and its customers. The WRC leads the industry and works to shape and influence debates that will make that positive difference. We care about the careers of people in our industry, the communities retail touches and competitiveness – our 3Cs.

The WRC publishes leading indicators on footfall and shop vacancies and our policy positions are informed by our membership and determined by the WRC Committee.

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Our priority campaigns

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    Retail 2020

    The Welsh retail industry is undergoing seismic shift. We are building momentum on the journey to better jobs.
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    Ensuring fundamental reform of business rates is recognised and acted on.
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    Retailers and Wales as a whole benefit from an open, outward-looking and liberal approach to trade.

Our 3 Cs

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Our members are critical in enabling us to make a positive difference to the retail industry. We’re here to support you.

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    RETAIL MEMBERSHIP: For UK retailers and trade associations

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    Associate membership: for suppliers of services to the retail industry

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    Retail Insight subscription: for financial institutions

  • free access to the latest retail insights and analytics reports

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    Get the latest news from the BRC on the changing face of retail and the work we do to make a positive difference to the industry and the customers it serves.

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    We have three types of membership: Retailer and Trade Association; Associate; and Retail Insight Subscriber. Find out which type of membership is right for you.


    Read about how we've influenced the issues and opportunities that matter to the industry.