About Retail Employees' Day

Every year, 12th December is celebrated as Retail Employees’ Day (RED), to bring the retail employees into focus and thank them for their untiring efforts. This initiative is conceptualized by TRRAIN (Trust for Retailers & Retail Associates of India) & supported by RAI (Retail Association of India) in India.

It is an attempt to encourage employers as well as customers to recognize the efforts of retail associates across the country. The day aims at creating awareness and empathy for their jobs and lives and the significant role they play in the lives of the customer.

Since its inception in 2011, more than 300 retailers across India have come together to thank their employees on this day. With over two million people celebrating it, this initiative by TRRAIN has seen tremendous success.   

In 2013, Retail Employees’ Day inspired Boyner Group in Turkey to celebrate the day with its 12000 employees leading the entire country to take up the celebrations in 2014. About 2 million people from the Turkey retail industry celebrated Retail Employees Day, making this simple idea a truly global phenomenon.

About TRRAIN: (Trust for Retailers and Retail Associates of India)

TRRAIN is a public charitable trust formed by Mr. B.S. Nagesh, with the vision of empowering people in retail. The trust works towards achieving immediate and lasting change in the lives of both retailers and retail associates across India.


About RAI: (Retailers Association of India)

RAI is the unified voice of Indian retailers. RAI works with all the stakeholders for creating the right environment for the growth of the modern retail industry in India.