Strength comes from unity.
Protection comes from VRMA.

Retailers must realize that the battle against threatening legislation and taxes will become more difficult in years to come. The retail industry must maintain its unity and strength at the grassroots level to wage those battles successfully. Our strength lies in our members being a unified front with a well heard voice.

About Us

VRMA... Your partner in retailing. Virginia Retail Merchants Association, the professional association of the Virginia retail industry was founded for the purpose of improving the business climate for the retail industry in Virginia. Our members are as diverse as the products they sell. We represent all size retailers across the commonwealth.

Benefits + Services

Membership doesn't cost... it pays! Save on shipping and credit card processing. Offer you employees group rate benefits at no cost to you. Invest in your employees with high quality, low cost training hundreds of retailers are already using. We have a program for every retailer - so start saving today!

Legislative Representation

Protecting your future - VRMA is your voice. The VRMA has been serving the retail community in the legislative arena since 1905. Our strong presence before the General Assembly and throughout the year before its various committees and the states' administrative bodies has made the VRMA the most influential association that works solely on behalf of the retail industry. We have 7 registered lobbyists and each year we influence hundreds of important issues.


The Retail Industry is the largest private employer in the state. The sales tax applied to our industry is the largest single contributor to Virginia's budget. With over 100,000 retailers in Virginia we are the life blood of the Commonwealth.

Event Calendar

Making connections and keeping you informed. Mark your calendar and register for VRMA's upcoming events or check for important dates such as sales tax holidays.

  • Combined Sales Tax Holidays - August 4-7, 2017

Contact Us

Our Address
Virginia Retail Merchants Association
1025 Boulders Parkway, Suite 110
N. Chesterfield, VA 23225

Phone: (804) 649-0789
Fax: (804) 644-8762

Members Only

Be a part of it! As a member of VRMA we keep you up to date. As a member you receive access to this section. Review recent legislative action, VRMA's legislative positions, important archives, and other resources, like the It’s the Law section.


It’s never too early to start donating to the VRMA  online & silent auction to raise funds for the Virginia Retailers Political Action Committee. Retailers donate all sorts of items. In past years, we had an array of items from gift cards, trips, jewelry, electronics, furniture, tools, cosmetics, gift baskets, lawn & garden items and more.

There are many reasons to belong to VRMA, but the primary reason most of our members join is that strength comes from unity. Every year, the Virginia General Assembly and the United States Congress are busy writing, introducing and enacting into law thousands of pieces of legislation that affect retailers in one of two ways – either by eroding the bottom line or by enhancing it. You cannot afford to take time away from your business to stay abreast of all of these measures, nor work to ensure that those that harm your bottom line are defeated while those that may enrich are ratified. The VRMA can!

It is for this reason that the Virginia Retailers formed a Political Action Committee a number of years ago. Contributions from individuals and corporations to this PAC are distributed to legislators that have business-friendly ratings. Election and re-election of these legislators makes it easier for the VRMA to ensure the success of your bottom line.

Here are some of the items from previous years’ auctions. Please complete this form to donate cash, gift cards, or an item!