National Retail Association emphasises innovation in retail with Imfree partnership

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today announced a partnership with Imfree, the first ‘PhyGital’ platform that connects local...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today announced a partnership with Imfree, the first ‘PhyGital’ platform that connects local customers to bricks and mortar stores through a simple mobile app. Imfree transforms local area marketing and promotions by giving retailers the ability to easily create and publish specials and promotions...

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May retail sales bolstered by lockdown easing, long road to recovery remains

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) retail trade report for May has revealed that turnover was bolstered with the...

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) retail trade report for May has revealed that turnover was bolstered with the easing of lockdown measures across the country. The May report recorded a significant 16.9 per cent increase following the disastrous 17.7 per cent nosedive for April 2020. National Retail Association (NRA) CEO...

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NRA welcomes ACCC announcement regarding rent relief measures

The National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed the ACCC announcement proposing to grant authorisation for NRA members to engage...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed the ACCC announcement proposing to grant authorisation for NRA members to engage in information sharing and, in the case of tenants, collective bargaining with respect to their leases. NRA CEO Dominique Lamb said the draft determination meant that NRA members are one...

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NRA successfully defends penalty rates decision

The National Retail Association (NRA) has successfully defended the 2017 Penalty Rates Case following an attempt by the unions...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has successfully defended the 2017 Penalty Rates Case following an attempt by the unions to delay the final stage of Sunday penalty rate reductions. Addressing a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission on Monday, counsel for the NRA successfully asserted that a sudden change...

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Retail rebounds in May as restrictions lifted, long road to recovery still ahead

Retail turnover rebounded in May by 16.3 per cent following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, according to the preliminary...

Retail turnover rebounded in May by 16.3 per cent following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, according to the preliminary retail trade report released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). However, NRA CEO Dominique Lamb said that a sizeable rise in sales was guaranteed to happen as shops began to...

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Groundhog Day comes early for struggling retailers

Struggling retailers will be hit with the Australian version of Groundhog Day on February 1 next year, when they...

Struggling retailers will be hit with the Australian version of Groundhog Day on February 1 next year, when they wake up to find all their concerns have again been ignored by the Fair Work Commission and they are once again confronted with the spectre of widespread business closures. Following today’s...

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More red tape for VIC retailers not needed as country enters recession

The National Retail Association (NRA) has attacked the Victorian Government for imposing unnecessary red tape on struggling small retailers...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has attacked the Victorian Government for imposing unnecessary red tape on struggling small retailers as Australia enters its first recession in 30 years. Earlier the Victorian Parliament passed the Wage Theft Bill 2020, despite staunch opposition from the small business community who argued that federal...

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Retail industry expertise will be crucial for Morrison Government’s Award Simplification Working Group

The National Retail Association will bring crucial inside knowledge of the workings of the retail sector with its appointment...

The National Retail Association will bring crucial inside knowledge of the workings of the retail sector with its appointment as a primary member of the Morrison Government’s Award Simplification Working Group. NRA Chief Executive Officer Dominique Lamb said the high number of prominent payroll failures in the sector in recent...

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Instant asset write off extension announced by Morrison Government

Small business welcome the Treasurer's announcement that the $150,000 instant asset write-off will be extended for six months to...

Small business welcome the Treasurer's announcement that the $150,000 instant asset write-off will be extended for six months to 31 December 2020. Australian businesses with annual turnover of less than $500 million will be able to take advantage of this extended time frame to invest in assets to support their...

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Training to help retailers get back on their feet post COVID-19

The National Retail Association (NRA) has partnered with ASX-listed Registered Training Organisation (RTO) iCollege and Australian company Soul Safe™...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has partnered with ASX-listed Registered Training Organisation (RTO) iCollege and Australian company Soul Safe™ to be its exclusive Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) training and certification provider. This is to help retailers safely fast-track their return to work. “Our partnership with a number of industry associations...

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COVID-19 tsunami sees retail sales dive by record figure in April 2020

The economic tsunami caused by COVID-19 has seen retail sales dive by a record figure for a single month,...

The economic tsunami caused by COVID-19 has seen retail sales dive by a record figure for a single month, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The ABS has revealed that retail turnover for April 2020 plummeted by a staggering 17.7 per cent, a slightly revised figure from the...

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$400 million raided from QLD retail by COVID-19 in March

The National Retail Association (NRA) has revealed that a whopping $400 million was raided from Queensland retailers by the...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has revealed that a whopping $400 million was raided from Queensland retailers by the impact of COVID-19 restrictions in March 2020. A staggering 96 per cent of retailers who responded to the COVID-19 Impact Survey conducted by the NRA also claimed they had been negatively...

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Retailers welcome a national campaign to promote inclusivity in the workplace

The National Retail Association (NRA) has joined forces with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to launch the Ready...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has joined forces with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to launch the Ready and Able project. This project was devised to assist employers develop inclusive hiring practices, with resources and information to encourage employing a person with a disability. Dominique Lamb, CEO of the...

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Google launches Small Business Support Package to aid Australian retailers

Google Australia has launched a small business support package including a new online digital skills training program, Google Ads...

Google Australia has launched a small business support package including a new online digital skills training program, Google Ads grants, a new website and resource pack, and new product features. With these resources, Google Australia is partnering with businesses in Australia to support them as they rebuild and recover from...

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Retailers welcome Ekka Holiday move

The National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed today’s announcement from the State Government to shift the annual Ekka Wednesday...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed today’s announcement from the State Government to shift the annual Ekka Wednesday Holiday to Friday August 14 to create a long weekend. The move comes after Brisbane City Council and the NRA yesterday proposed a one-off long weekend in August to encourage Brisbane...

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Casual paid leave decision bad news for jobs

The National Retail Association (NRA) has stated that yesterday’s Federal Court ruling regarding back-pay of leave entitlements to certain...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has stated that yesterday’s Federal Court ruling regarding back-pay of leave entitlements to certain casual workers could cost billions of dollars across the economy and jeopardise jobs during a time of economic turmoil. Yesterday the court upheld a ruling that casuals who had worked regular...

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