The Philippine Retailers Association (PRA) first came into being as the Chamber of Philippine Department Stores and Retailers, Inc. (CPDSRI) in 1976. In 1991, after winning the bid to host the 6th
Asian Retailers Conference and Expo, the bi-annual event of the Federation of Asian Retail Associa
tions (FARA), the Chamber changed its name into Philippine Retailers Association and adopted the now
famous shopping bag logo. Today, PRA has matured into a dynamic association with over 400 member
companies, covering the gamut of the distribution chain, in its fold — from retailers, mall and shopping
center operators to traders/suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and wholesalers, among others.
Recognized as a paragon of a genuine partner in nation building, the PRA enjoys the distinction as the
“Pulse and Voice of the Philippine Retail Industry.”