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Our Mission



The goal of WVRA is to represent the legislative, regulatory and political interests of the retail industry.  Working at the local, state and national level to develop, exchange, and disseminate information for the purpose of promoting and safeguarding the retail business industry.

Why Membership?



When you join WVRA you have a full-time lobbyist that develops legislation, provides expert testimony at legislative hearings, and works with government agencies to ensure fair treatment of the retail industry.

Who We Represent



Many types and sizes of retailers constitute the membership of the WVRA, they are individual merchants owning large and small businesses. The make-up includes grocery, shoe, furniture, jewelry, drug, liquor, dry goods, specialty, etc… We also have large department stores, chain operations of all types, banks, and many businesses directly related with the operation of the retail industry.

WV Pseudoephedrine Prescription Legislation

Please contact your representative today to let them know your opinion of the prescription mandate

on your cold and allergy medicine.  Legislators appreciate the opinion of citizens in their local communities.

You don’t have to know them personally to call and speak with them.

 

WV Senate Clerk 304-357-7800

To contact your Senator call the Senate Clerk’s office, identify the city or county you live in and be transferred directly to their office.

 

WV House Clerk 304-342-3200

To contact your local Delegate call the House Clerk’s office, identify the city or county you live in and be transferred directly to their office.

 

 

Effective Solutions to War Against Meth

WITH another legislative session underway in Charleston, lawmakers are considering legislation aimed at tackling our state's methamphetamine problem.

Some are pushing for a new law that would require a doctor's prescription for certain cold and allergy medicines that contain the decongestant pseudoephedrine (PSE).

There's no question that meth production and use are a problem in the state, but we must remember that most of those purchasing these PSEbased products (Advil Cold & Sinus, Allegra-D, Claritin-D, Sudafed, etc.) are law-abiding citizens who are simply trying to ease the symptoms associated with the common cold or allergies.

Read more: Effective Solutions to War Against Meth

 

WV STATE OF EMERGENCY

WVRA Members,
West Virginia is experiencing a water contamination crisis in 9 counties including the state capitol.A federal disaster as also been declared in those counties and FEMA assistance will be available.
I want to thank your local managers many of whom I was in contact with until well after midnight last nightregarding this situation.  We did receive reports of looting in some locations around the Charleston area.
Some retail stores opened at 6:00 a.m. this morning after having water trucked into local communities overnight.Once again the retail industry is out in front of a disaster situation and I say thank you for your dedication to your customers.
I will keep you updated throughout this crisis and provide updates as they become available.
Our sincere thanks!
Bridget Lambert, President

WV Retailers Association
   
 

WV Spirits Council

WV Spirits Council a division of WV Retailers Association dedicated to address liquor industry issues on behalf of spirits retailers, brokers and distillers.

WVRA Pharmacy Council

WVRA represents a diverse group of both chain drug stores and independent drug stores operating community retail pharmacy outlets in small towns throughout the State of West Virginia.

Join the WVRA

Many types and sizes of retailers constitute the membership of the WVRA, they are individual merchants owning large and small businesses. The make-up includes grocery, shoe, furniture, jewelry, drug, liquor, dry goods, specialty, etc… We also have large department stores, chain operations of all types, banks, and many businesses directly related with the operation of the retail industry.

Member Services

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