October figures show retail continues to face challenges

The National Retail Association (NRA) has said that today’s Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) retail trade figures for October...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has said that today’s Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) retail trade figures for October prove that retail continues to face challenges even as we enter the busy Christmas period. According to the ABS figures, retail remained unchanged in October at 0.0 per cent seasonally adjusted. There...

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Retailers ready themselves for biggest shopping spree of the year

Retailers throughout Australia are preparing for what is set to be the biggest shopping spree of the year, with...

Retailers throughout Australia are preparing for what is set to be the biggest shopping spree of the year, with consumers set to fork out a whopping $1.3 Billion online over the four days from Black Friday to Cyber Monday. National Retail Association (NRA) CEO Dominique Lamb said the four-day spendathon...

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Retailers back review of Modern Awards system

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today backed the Federal Government’s announcement that it will review the nation’s Modern...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today backed the Federal Government’s announcement that it will review the nation’s Modern Awards in 2020. NRA CEO Dominique Lamb said that current workplace arrangements are complex, confusing and outdated. “Retailers across the country welcome today’s announcement from Industrial Relations Minister Christian Porter to review...

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Retailers welcome SA Boxing Day trade

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today lauded the decision by the South Australian Government to again approve Boxing...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today lauded the decision by the South Australian Government to again approve Boxing Day trade in Adelaide suburbs claiming it will lead to a sales bonanza. NRA Manager of Industry Policy David Stout said that the announcement was a boon for retailers across suburban...

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Retailers ready themselves for another blockbuster Christmas bonanza

Christmas is the biggest period on the Australian retail calendar. Throughout November and December, Aussies flock to the shops...

Christmas is the biggest period on the Australian retail calendar. Throughout November and December, Aussies flock to the shops to purchase presents, fresh food and other goods for the festive season. It is also a vital time of year for retailers across the nation. A bumper Christmas harvest not only...

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Retailers ready to consult with government on plastic policy

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today declared that it is ready to consult with the Queensland Government on...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today declared that it is ready to consult with the Queensland Government on proposed reforms to single-use plastic laws. Earlier today Queensland Environment Minister Leanne Enoch announced that the Government would look to introduce legislation to scrap items such as plastic straws, cutlery and...

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Small and medium businesses benefitting from greater connectivity

 THE HON PAUL FLETCHER MP Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts MEDIA RELEASE 1 November 2019 Small and medium businesses benefitting...

 THE HON PAUL FLETCHER MP Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts MEDIA RELEASE 1 November 2019 Small and medium businesses benefitting from greater connectivity Greater access to fast broadband delivered by the National Broadband Network (NBN) is delivering a boost to Australian small to medium businesses, according to new research released...

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September sales show retail still in a slumber

The National Retail Association (NRA) has said that today’s Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) retail trade figures for September...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has said that today’s Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) retail trade figures for September demonstrate that more still needs to be done to lift the sector out of its sales slumber. Despite cuts to income taxes and the RBA dropping interest rates to record levels,...

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Victorian retailers ready to bin old-fashioned plastic bags

Thousands of retailers across Victoria have already made the switch to more sustainable carry bags ahead of the ban...

Thousands of retailers across Victoria have already made the switch to more sustainable carry bags ahead of the ban on lightweight plastic shopping bags coming into force from this Friday. The National Retail Association, which has partnered with the Victorian Government to educate business owners about the ban, praised the...

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Positive signs for retail

Positive signs as retail trade figures improve in August The National Retail Association (NRA) has said that there are positive...

Positive signs as retail trade figures improve in August The National Retail Association (NRA) has said that there are positive signs that the state of retail is improving following the August trade figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Following a poor showing in July, the ABS report...

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Innovation, creativity and leadership

Innovation, creativity and leadership helping retail survive and thrive AUSTRALIA’S best retailers are using technical innovation, creativity and leadership to...

Innovation, creativity and leadership helping retail survive and thrive AUSTRALIA’S best retailers are using technical innovation, creativity and leadership to survive tough times in the stores, the National Retail Association’s annual awards event in Sydney tonight has highlighted. NRA CEO Dominique Lamb said the array of finalists in tonight’s 2019 National...

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NRA visits Victoria for plastic bag ban

Free support for Gippsland | Latrobe businesses preparing for Victoria plastic bag ban Local businesses are being urged to get...

Free support for Gippsland | Latrobe businesses preparing for Victoria plastic bag ban Local businesses are being urged to get prepared ahead of the state-wide ban on lightweight plastic shopping bags which is due to commence from November this year. This new law will apply to all retailers and suppliers regardless...

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Christmas Retail Ready

NRA teams up with HELP Enterprises to boost retail Christmas jobs The National Retail Association (NRA) has today announced a...

NRA teams up with HELP Enterprises to boost retail Christmas jobs The National Retail Association (NRA) has today announced a partnership with HELP Enterprises in a bid to put jobseekers from across South-East Queensland into work this Christmas. Under the partnership, the NRA will act as a matchmaker between retailers offering...

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NRA concludes merger discussions with the Australian Retailers Association

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today advised the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) it cannot proceed with a proposed...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today advised the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) it cannot proceed with a proposed merger due to concerns that the voices of small and medium-sized retailers would be lost in the new organisation. After negotiating in good faith with the ARA for nine months, the...

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Retailers back changes to Small Business Fair Dismissal Code

The National Retail Association (NRA) has voiced its support for proposed changes to the Small Business Fair Dismissal Code...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has voiced its support for proposed changes to the Small Business Fair Dismissal Code unveiled today by the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell. NRA CEO Dominique Lamb said the current Code is complex, difficult to understand and highly ambiguous in parts. “Small...

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Retailers concerned over QLD Christmas Eve public holiday announcement

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today voiced concern over moves to make Christmas Eve a part-day Public Holiday...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today voiced concern over moves to make Christmas Eve a part-day Public Holiday in Queensland. NRA CEO Dominique Lamb said the announcement is in contrast to a recommendation in the Mickel Report into trading hours and would come with a raft of unintended consequences. “This...

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