Retailers welcome change to isolation rules across Victoria and New South Wales

Retailers welcome the announcement to change close contact isolation rules in Victoria and New South Wales this weekend, anticipating...

Retailers welcome the announcement to change close contact isolation rules in Victoria and New South Wales this weekend, anticipating it will lessen the burden of labour shortages throughout the industry. National Retail Association CEO Dominique Lamb says the impact of isolation rules has been devastating for the retail and hospitality...

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Venues welcome scrapping of vaccine mandates across Queensland and Northern Territory

The National Retail Association welcomes the state government announcements scrapping vaccine mandates across Queensland and the Northern Territory, saying...

The National Retail Association welcomes the state government announcements scrapping vaccine mandates across Queensland and the Northern Territory, saying retailers are excited to get back to doing what they do best – driving economic growth. In the Northern Territory, the Territory Vaccine Pass has been removed. This means proof of...

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Cost-of-living measures will flow to business bottom line, retailers say

Struggling retailers will benefit from the cost-of-living measures announced in tonight’s budget, with spending to flow strongly to business...

Struggling retailers will benefit from the cost-of-living measures announced in tonight’s budget, with spending to flow strongly to business bottom lines, the National Retail Association has predicted. NRA CEO Dominique Lamb said measures aimed at boosting consumer spending and training and skills development had long been advocated by the NRA. “Consumer...

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December nosedive calls for greater support for small retailers

Peak industry body the National Retail Association (NRA) has declared the nosedive in December sales as further need for...

Peak industry body the National Retail Association (NRA) has declared the nosedive in December sales as further need for more government support for small businesses. Today the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released its December 2021 report which revealed an alarming 4.4 per cent drop in nationwide retail turnover compared...

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Retailers reveal spend for 10-day Christmas countdown

The National Retail Association (NRA) has revealed that Australians are set to splurge over $20.5 billion in the final...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has revealed that Australians are set to splurge over $20.5 billion in the final 10 days before Christmas. With just days until Santa rides his sleigh into town consumers are set to descend on shopping centres across the country in the mad final rush before...

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Retailers welcome ReMade, call for national consistency

The National Retail Association welcomes the Federal Government’s “ReMade In Australia” campaign which encourages Australians to recycle more to...

The National Retail Association welcomes the Federal Government’s “ReMade In Australia” campaign which encourages Australians to recycle more to meet industry demand for recycled content and to generate jobs and opportunities. Policy Director David Stout says the announcement sent a strong signal that the Australian Government supports the significant investments...

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VIC retailers have had enough of the abuse, call to follow NSW on COVID rules

Business groups the National Retail Association (NRA) and the Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) have declared that Victorian retailers have...

Business groups the National Retail Association (NRA) and the Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) have declared that Victorian retailers have had enough of customer abuse. Last week a Dymocks employee was knocked unconscious and pushed down a moving escalator, the latest example of the violent behaviour endured by retailers across the...

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Bright news for retail on Black Friday, according to ABS

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has revealed some bright news for Australian retail to coincide with today’s Black...

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has revealed some bright news for Australian retail to coincide with today’s Black Friday sales. According to the October retail trade report compiled by the ABS, sales soared by 4.9 per cent on September’s results. NRA CEO Dominique Lamb said the end of lockdowns in...

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Black Friday to Cyber Monday bonanza for Australian retail

Australian retail is poised for a Black Friday to Cyber Monday bonanza, with shoppers set to splurge $5.6 billion...

Australian retail is poised for a Black Friday to Cyber Monday bonanza, with shoppers set to splurge $5.6 billion nationwide over the following four days. The Black Friday to Cyber Monday shopping period is fast growing into the busiest few days on the Australian retail calendar, with consumers swooping in...

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Migrant announcement an early Christmas present for retail

The National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed today’s announcement that 200,000 visa holders will be allowed into Australia, declaring...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed today’s announcement that 200,000 visa holders will be allowed into Australia, declaring it an early Christmas present as the retail industry confronts a horrendous labour shortage. The Prime Minister said the Federal Government would focus on skilled labour in order to accelerate the...

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Retailers call for greater support as Victorian restrictions ease

Peak industry body the National Retail Association (NRA) has called for greater support for businesses that from tomorrow will...

Peak industry body the National Retail Association (NRA) has called for greater support for businesses that from tomorrow will only be permitted to allow vaccinated Victorians into their shops. The State Government has announced that from 11:59pm tonight only shoppers who are fully vaccinated can enter non-essential retail businesses. NRA CEO...

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Retailers support NSW single-use plastics ban

The National Retail Association (NRA) has commended the New South Wales Government for passing legislation today to ban certain...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has commended the New South Wales Government for passing legislation today to ban certain single-use plastic items, starting with lightweight plastic shopping bags in June 2022. A second stage will follow with single-use plastic straws, stirrers, cutlery, bowls and plates, as well as expanded...

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‘Shop early, shop often’, retailers reveal festive forecasts

The National Retail Association has today urged Australians to ‘shop early, shop often’ as the peak industry body announced...

The National Retail Association has today urged Australians to ‘shop early, shop often’ as the peak industry body announced it anticipates consumers to splash $60 billion nationwide throughout the festive season. In particular, Australians thinking of getting online presents delivered are encouraged to get in now to ensure they don’t...

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Double dose of good news – Retail sales up and Victoria opens up

Peak industry body the National Retail Association (NRA) has today welcome a double dose of good news, with a...

Peak industry body the National Retail Association (NRA) has today welcome a double dose of good news, with a strong rise in retail sales figures for September, and Victoria further easing restrictions. NRA CEO Dominique Lamb said the retail trade had increased by 1.3 per cent compared with the August...

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Greater support needed to protect NSW retail workers from customer abuse

New South Wales retailers are expecting high rates of aggressive and abusive behaviour towards staff to worsen as the...

New South Wales retailers are expecting high rates of aggressive and abusive behaviour towards staff to worsen as the states new freedoms rely on Covid mandates to be enforced in retail stores. National Retail Association (NRA) CEO Dominique Lamb said the safety and wellbeing of staff is under threat as...

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Retailers welcome news on faster international border opening

Australian retailers are getting ready to hang out the open-for-business sign to welcome international travellers after news the Federal...

Australian retailers are getting ready to hang out the open-for-business sign to welcome international travellers after news the Federal Government is likely to lift the ban on overseas flights sooner rather than later. National Retail Association (NRA) CEO Dominique Lamb said NSW retailers were likely to benefit first from the...

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