Industry-specific associations can help you research hard-to-find details about the industry you're in. They can also offer valuable networking opportunities with business owners and industry experts. Check out this growing list of associations.
National Retail Federation (NRF) The world's largest retail trade association, NRF conducts programs and services in research, education, training, information technology, and government affairs to protect and advance the interests of the retail industry.
International Mass Retail Association (IMRA) IMRA is an international alliance of retailers and suppliers committed to giving consumers price-competitive value. It provides industry research, education, and government advocacy to its members.