Singapore Retailers Association (SRA) was founded in 1977, originally as the Singapore Retail Merchants Association by 10 leading retailers. It is a non-profit, independent/non-governmental retail trade body in Singapore, funded entirely by the private sector. Led by 18 Council Members from leading companies and SMEs, SRA’s vision is to be the respected and collective voice of the retail industry and advance the interests of the retail industry via insights, education and strategic collaborations.
SRA organise a wide range of year-round programmes ranging from industry events and conferences, market insights sharing sessions, training and masterclasses, local learning journeys and overseas study missions as well as professional guidance and mentorship for retailers brand growth and business development. Our membership of over 530 members reflects the diversity and vibrance of Singapore’s retail industry – Fashion Apparel/& Accessories, Furniture and Furnishings, Electrical & Electronics, Watch & Accessories, Beauty & Wellness, Telecommunications, Specialty and Food Retail, Department Stores and Supermarket/Convenience Stores. Collectively, they employ more than 80,000 workers, own or resell more than 4,500 brands, own more than 14,000 local stores, and account for more than $30 billion in operating receipts annually.
SRA work in close partnership with government bodies such as Enterprise Singapore, Infocomm Media Development Authority, Singapore Tourism Board, Workforce Singapore, SkillsFuture Singapore, National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), industry related ministries like Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ministry of Manpower, Ministry of Communication and Information as well as with foreign embassies and other trade associations and organisations to better represent the interests of its members and to facilitate communication and strengthen understanding between the government, business partners and the retail community. SRA is also a member of the 18-country strong Federation of Asia-Pacific Retailers Association, most noted for the bi-annual APRCE event.
SRA is committed to further its cause and advance the initiatives under the Retail ITM 2025 and the SRA Roadmap 2025 for the Retail Industry working in close partnership with retail stakeholders, government agencies and trade associations to foster innovation, promote globalisation and drive business growth.