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Together We're Stronger

At CRMA, our job is to advocate for you.  We are your voice in the halls of the State Capitol, with service providers, and with the news media. Your membership in CRMA makes you part of an exclusive group that includes some of the world’s largest retailers and best Main Street merchants. Membership instantly makes your voice, and retailing’s collective voice, more powerful at the State Capitol where the laws that impact your business are devised and approved. ... Read More

Latest from the CRMA

As a Connecticut retailer, you are a member of the Connecticut Retail Merchants Association. Our job is to represent you, to make sure your voice is heard at the State Capitol as legislators consider laws that would impact your business, and to provide attractive benefits that can help your business on the bottom line.

We take these responsibilities seriously, and recognize that there is strength in numbers. Fortunately, there is much good news to share, and we’re stepping up efforts to communicate with you, our members, and seek your feedback and input.

We have upgraded our website, featuring the latest retail news – local and national – more prominently.  And we have launched an electronic newsletter, Retail Update, which you will receive regularly, with the latest news and information to keep you informed on matters than can make a difference in your business. Please keep an eye out for Retail Update, in your email every month. It’s free. More about CRMA.  

Retail Across America: Connecticut

Smart Brief

It is projected that mobile-enabled sales will reach $2.05 billion by 2020. That’s up from $1.44 billion last year. The stats are part of a report called “The Future of E-commerce: The Road to 2026” that spoke of the smartphone becoming the platform that can support the whole shopping journey, from product search and discovery to comparisons, recommendations and payments. Read more from NRF
The overwhelming majority of retailers are small businesses, with more than 98 percent of all retail companies employing fewer than 50 people. Small businesses play a big role in the U.S. economy. Good news for small retailers — there’s never been a better time to grow your company, and a survey says growth is the No. 1 focus for small businesses. Read more from NRF