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National Association for Retail Merchandising Services (NARMS)
Offices: Plover, Wisconsin
The National Association for Retail Marketing Services represents the merchandising & marketing sales and service industry on an international basis. grossing over $2 Billion in merchandising services, sales marketing, and event marketing services each year, NARMS has 4 major divisions: Merchandising Service Organizations, Event Marketing/Mystery Shop & Demonstration Companies, Professional Installation Companies, and Independent Food Brokers of America.
National Association of College Stores (NACS)
Offices: Oberlin, Ohio
The National Association of College Stores is a large national trade association serving the collegiate retailing industry. NACS offers services to its members such as a certificate program, educational resources, customer satisfaction survey service, and a faculty satisfaction survey service. NACS members include more than 3,100 college stores throughout the United States, Canada, and more than 34 other countries.
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)
Offices: Alexandria, Virginia
The National Association of Convenience Stores is an international trade association representing 2,352 retail and 1,991 supplier company members. NACS member companies do business in nearly 40 countries around the world, with the majority of members based in the United States. The US convenience store industry, with 138,205 stores across the US, posted $395 billion in total sales for 2004, with $263 billion in motor fuel sales.
National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM)
Offices: Marlton, New Jersey
The National Association of Recording Merchandisers is a trade association that serves the music retailing community in networking, advocacy, information, education and promotion. The Association's membership includes music and other entertainment retailers, wholesalers, distributors, record labels, multimedia suppliers, and suppliers of related products and services, as well as individual professionals and educators in the music business field.

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National Catalog Managers Association (NCMA)
Offices: Bethesda, Maryland
The National Catalog Managers Association is an professional organization dedicated exclusively to the interests of automotive aftermarket catalog managers. Comprised of catalog, product management and marketing professionals from manufacturers, distributors and retailers—their mission for more than 30 years is to help members sell products, reduce costs and increase efficiency through accurate catalogs, efficient production processes and new technology.
National Grocers Association (NGA)
Offices: Arlington, Virginia
The National Grocers Association (NGA) is the national trade associations representing the retail and wholesale grocers that comprise the independent sector of the food distribution industry. Their mission is to o ensure independent, community-focused retailers and wholesalers the opportunity to succeed and better serve the consumer through its policies, advocacy, programs and services.
National Retail Federation (NRF)
Offices: Dayton, Ohio
The National Retail Federation is the world's largest retail trade association with membership that comprises all retail formats and channels of distribution including department, specialty, discount, catalog, Internet, independent stores as well as the industry's key trading partners of retail goods and services. In its role as the retail industry's umbrella group, NRF also represents 32 national and 50 state associations in the US as well as 36 international associations representing retailers abroad.
National Retail Hardware Association (NRHA)
Offices: Indianapolis, Indiana
The National Retail Hardware Association's mission is to: provide the services and information retailers need to be better and more profitable merchants, provide services and programs that retailers cannot provide for themselves, represent retailers' interests at all levels of government, and to provide an unbiased and reliable source of industry information. Their purpose is to help independent home improvement retailers become better and more profitable merchants.


Nebraska Retail Federation (NRF)
Offices: Lincoln, Nebraska
The Nebraska Retail Federation's primary mission is to represent member interests to state and federal government officials. The Nebraska Retail Federation ensures a retail voice for Nebraska that is united and strong. The NRF protects retailers' interests at the state level. Member participation in the Nebraska Retail Federation assures that member's interests are being represented. The Nebraska Retail Federation does not favor one type or size of merchant over another.
New Jersey Retail Merchants Association (NJRMA)
Offices: Trenton, New Jersey
The New Jersey Retail Merchants Association was founded in 1967 by a group of retailers who were extremely concerned with the thousands of bills and regulations developed by the Legislature and state agencies every year that directly impacted their business operations. Members include the largest national chains as well as medium and small retail establishments. No retail store is too big or too small to join NJRMA.
North American Retail Dealers Association (NARDA)
Offices: Lombard, Illinois
NARDA's mission is to provide the power of knowledge to independent retailers and servicers through progressive education, information and services, with friendly and prompt service. NARDA members are independent retailers, selling and servicing kitchen and laundry appliances, consumer home and mobile electronics, computers and other home and small office products, furniture, sewing machines, vacuum cleaners, room air conditioners, and other consumer home products.
North Carolina Retail Merchants Association (NCRMA)
Offices: Raleigh, North Carolina
The North Carolina Retail Merchants Association was organized in 1902 to improve the business climate for retail merchants in North Carolina. The NCRMA is a voice of the retail industry in North Carolina. NCRMA represents the interests of individual merchants before the members of the General Assembly and serves as a vital link to state government. The Association's membership includes more than 25,000 stores from across the state whose businesses represent 75 percent of North Carolina's retail sales volume.
North Dakota Retail Association (NDRA)
Offices: Bismarck, North Dakota
The North Dakota Retail Association is comprised of large and small retail businesses across the state. The association’s mission is to promote and enhance retail business, improve the business climate in the state, provide training and education to members, and monitor legislative and regulatory activity on the state and national level. The association serves large and small retailers, multi-state chains and "Mom and Pops," all types of merchants.


Ohio Council of Retail Merchants
Offices: Columbus, Ohio
The Ohio Council of Retail Merchants is constantly expanding its horizons and looking for new ways to help Ohio's retailers. The Council's purpose is to make certain that the voice of retailing is heard clearly and accurately by state legislators, government officials other trade groups, the news media and the public. The Ohio Council of Retail Merchants also serves as an advocate for retail interests. The Council is also dedicated to services for its members. Council offers membership programs and benefits that would be beyond the reach of any individual merchant.