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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New grants available for Queensland Small Business Week 2019

Media Release Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development The Honourable Shannon Fentiman   Small businesses will...

Media Release Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development The Honourable Shannon Fentiman   Small businesses will be encouraged to host events during this year’s Queensland Small Business Week (QSBW) held from May 27-31. Minister for Employment and Small Business Shannon Fentiman announced the opening of the new...

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Strong retail sales for November according to ABS

The National Retail Association (NRA) is pleased to announce that Australian retail recorded strong sales in November 2018, according...

The National Retail Association (NRA) is pleased to announce that Australian retail recorded strong sales in November 2018, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Retail Trade report released today. The increase in turnover of 0.4 per cent (seasonally adjusted) means that the sales for the Christmas trade period...

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January 1 marks WA’s New Year’s resolution to bin the plastic bag

January 1 marks WA’s New Year’s resolution to bin the plastic bag The National Retail Association (NRA) has today issued...

January 1 marks WA’s New Year’s resolution to bin the plastic bag The National Retail Association (NRA) has today issued an urgent reminder to shoppers and retailers across Western Australia that January 1 marks the beginning to the state’s New Year’s resolution to bin the plastic bag. From January 1, 2019...

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Retailers urge Labor pollies to abandon shopping trolley policy

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today urged the NSW Labor Opposition to re-think its policy announcement on abandoned...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today urged the NSW Labor Opposition to re-think its policy announcement on abandoned shopping trolleys. Over the weekend Opposition Leader Michael Daley announced that a Labor Government would empower councils to impound abandoned trolleys within three hours while massively increasing financial penalties. NRA Manager of...

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Retailers urged to be vigilant against shoplifting raids by the Christmas Grinch

The National Retail Association (NRA) is urging retailers to be vigilant when it comes to shoplifting raids from thieving...

The National Retail Association (NRA) is urging retailers to be vigilant when it comes to shoplifting raids from thieving customers acting as a Christmas Grinch during the festive season. NRA Manager of Industry Policy David Stout said the busy Christmas period leaves retailers vulnerable to shoplifters and that it was...

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Aussies set to splash the cash during 10-day Christmas countdown

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today forecast Aussie shoppers to splash over $17 billion dollars in the final...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today forecast Aussie shoppers to splash over $17 billion dollars in the final ten days before Christmas. Retailers across the country are busily preparing themselves as Australians finalise last minute Christmas shopping and stock up on festive food for Christmas Day celebrations. NRA CEO Dominique...

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Retailers welcome Morrison Government action to end business-destroying double-dipping claims by casual workers

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today welcomed the announcement by the federal government that it is acting rapidly...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today welcomed the announcement by the federal government that it is acting rapidly to prevent business-destroying double-dipping claims that are unfair and put economic growth and jobs at risk. It follows a recent Federal Court ruling that a casual truck driver, Paul Skene, employed by WorkPac was...

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Retail shows positive signs ahead of all-important Christmas trading period

MEDIA RELEASE December 6, 2018   The retail sector has recorded a steady increase in sales during October, as business owners look...

MEDIA RELEASE December 6, 2018   The retail sector has recorded a steady increase in sales during October, as business owners look for signs of strengthening consumer confidence ahead of the vital Christmas trading period. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today reported an increase of 0.3 per cent in total sales nationwide...

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eBay predicts 2018’s Busiest Online Shopping Day

Australia’s number one shopping destination ebay.com.au is forecasting Monday 3 December will see the most Aussies shopping online in...

Australia’s number one shopping destination ebay.com.au is forecasting Monday 3 December will see the most Aussies shopping online in 2018. eBay estimates that more than 2.6-million people will visit ebay.com.au, with 1.8-million of those shopping on mobile devices. Throughout the day there will be 4 gifts purchased every second, with...

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1.5 billion single use plastic bags eliminated since July

A total of 1.5 billion single-use plastic carry bags have been eliminated since major supermarkets implemented their self-imposed bans...

A total of 1.5 billion single-use plastic carry bags have been eliminated since major supermarkets implemented their self-imposed bans in July, according to the National Retail Association (NRA). The decision by Australia’s two biggest supermarkets to no longer offer single-use free plastic carry bags also coincided with a state-wide ban...

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