A recognised representative of the retail industry by Ministries & other Authorities.
We represent some of the largest retail companies in Malaysia.

To represent a unified voice and lobby on issues that affect all retailers.

To exchange and share information on common issues.

To raise the status and professionalism of retailing through education and training.


  • Opportunities for networking, both locally and internationally.
  • Participation in international trade fairs and conventions for new business ideas and ventures.
  • Involvement in joint consultation with government bodies and Ministries to resolve and accelerate economic and business interests.
  • Enhance knowledge and skills through training workshops, seminars and development programmes.
  • Improve business decisions via access to local and international studies, talks and presentations.
  • Network and collaborate with other industrial and economic organisations and associations.
  • Benefit from members’ retail chats and info-sharing sessions.
  • Shared resources – quarterly retail statistics and related surveys.
  • Raise the standard of service excellence by partaking in the Mystery Shoppers Programme & “Race to the Top” Awards as well as in the FAPRA Awards.

News & Events

Celebrating Success: MRA’s 41st Anniversary Neon Night Dinner Shines Bright

18 November 2023 The Malaysia Retailers Association (MRA) celebrated its 41st anniversary with a spectacular dinner held at the prestigious One World Hotel on November 10, 2023. With the theme “Neon Night”, the event was a grand success, bringing together 1800 enthusiastic attendees. A Night of Electrifying Neon: The evening unfolded as a testament to […]

MRA Conference 2023 | Retail Insights

Thursday, 15 June 2023 | KLCC Plenary Theatre The retail industry is an ever-changing field, always adapting to the latest technology & trends. This Conference will explore trends, challenges, and opportunities through in-depth panel discussion from leading retail players who will offer fresh perspectives and unique insights on industry hot topics in the following areas […]

Wholesale & Retail Trade March 2023

Malaysia’s Wholesale & Retail Trade recorded double digit growth of 11.9 per cent in March 2023 to stand at RM138.5 billion • Malaysia’s Wholesale & Retail recorded monthly sales value of RM138.5 billion, grew 11.9 per cent year-on-year in March 2023. The increase of 11.9 per cent for Wholesale & Retail Trade in March 2023 […]

Volume Index of Wholesale & Retail Trade – Q1 2023

Indeks volum perdagangan borong & runcit meninglat 9.5 peratus pada suku tahun pertama 2023

The state of grocery in Southeast Asia

A series of emerging trends will put pressure on modern grocery retailers to adapt. Five “resets” hold the key to continued growth. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) presents potential growth opportunities for modern grocery players (Exhibit 1). The region’s more than 600 million people spend $200 billion on groceries each year, but traditional […]

Project Nexus: BIS Links Eurosystem & ASEAN Payment Systems, Expanding Regional Connectivity

BIS’s Project Nexus prototype successfully links Eurosystem, Malaysia and Singapore payment systems; partners in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand to work towards wider payment connectivity. Source: To enhance cross-border payments, the BIS Innovation Hub Singapore Centre developed the Nexus concept of a first-of-its-kind multilateral network connecting multiple domestic instant payment systems (IPS). […]



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