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 BRC is at the forefront – enhancing, assisting, informing, and shaping. Our broad range of stakeholders demonstrates how retailing touches almost every aspect of our culture.

The BRC leads the industry and works with our members to tell the story of retail, shape debates and influence issues and opportunities which will help make that positive difference. We care about the careers of people who work in our industry, the communities retail touches and competitiveness as a fundamental principle of the industry’s success – our 3 Cs. 

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At any one time we have two or three priority campaigns and are working on over 40 topics across the 3 Cs aiming to influence the issues that matter to our members.

Our priority campaigns

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    Building momentum on the journey to better jobs
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    Ensuring fundamental reform of business rates
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    Campaigning for a fair Brexit for consumers

Our 3 Cs

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    Find out more about how we help the industry to remain competitive.
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    We work to support the industry's contribution to local communities, ensuring product integrity and building consumer trust.
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    From training and skills to employment law, we work with our members on all aspects of retail career development.

The BRC gives us an opportunity to benchmark and keep abreast with our retail colleagues, provides easy access to government policy makers, and collates an ‘industry’ view, which can then have influence and impact.

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Public policy is impacting on the retail industry on many fronts – without BRC membership it would not be possible for us to maintain awareness and influence the outcome.


Even when we only have limited influence on legal/regulatory changes, the early warning of change and ongoing updates from the BRC mean that we are able to plan our response with the maximum possible window.

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The BRC is an important, collective shield and advocate in uncertain times.


Interested in joining the BRC?

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


  • News

    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.


    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.