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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Retailers back buy now, pay later services

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today come out and backed buy now, pay later service providers such as...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today come out and backed buy now, pay later service providers such as Afterpay, OpenPay and ZipPay. This follows moves by regulator ASIC to impose additional oversight powers and Federal Labor flagging its support for further regulation. NRA Deputy CEO Lindsay Carroll said it is...

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Members overwhelmingly endorse the NRA’s direction and performance

The National Retail Association’s Chairman and Directors have been re-elected unchallenged, in a strong show of faith by members...

The National Retail Association’s Chairman and Directors have been re-elected unchallenged, in a strong show of faith by members in the performance and direction of their association. Chair Mark Brodie, Deputy Chair Ian Winterburn and Directors Kristine Skippington, Geoff Hogg and Tim Schaafsma resumed their positions at today’s annual general...

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NRA welcomes Minister’s intervention in casual employment case

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today welcomed the announcement by Federal Jobs and Industrial Relations Minister Kelly O’Dwyer...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today welcomed the announcement by Federal Jobs and Industrial Relations Minister Kelly O’Dwyer that she will intervene in a Federal Court case that could decimate thousands of small businesses. The Federal Court is currently considering an application by WorkPac as to whether a casual...

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WorkPac decision could cripple industries and businesses beyond mining

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today voiced its concern that the recent WorkPac judgement regarding casual employees and...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today voiced its concern that the recent WorkPac judgement regarding casual employees and their entitlements could financially cripple industries beyond the mining sector. The Federal Court recently ruled that a casual truck driver employed by WorkPac was entitled to backpay for entitlements such as...

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Retail continues its slow year following soft sales figures for August

The retail sector has continued its slow year following the release today of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)...

The retail sector has continued its slow year following the release today of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) report which showed soft sales figures for the month of August. The ABS report shows a small rise in turnover of 0.3 per cent, making it the weakest back-to-back results for...

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National Retail Association welcomes newest recruit – baby Wilhelmina

National Retail Association (NRA) CEO Dominique Lamb and husband Tony Kuhlmann have today welcomed the safe arrival of a...

National Retail Association (NRA) CEO Dominique Lamb and husband Tony Kuhlmann have today welcomed the safe arrival of a baby girl, Wilhelmina. Ms Lamb said ‘Minnie’ was the newest addition to a long line of savvy female retailers, citing her mother and her immigrant grandmother as inspirational, innovative business owners...

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Retailers slam Saturday penalty rate slug ahead of Christmas

The National Retail Association (NRA) has slammed the decision to slug Australia’s embattled retailers with a penalty rate rise...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has slammed the decision to slug Australia’s embattled retailers with a penalty rate rise on the eve of the Christmas trade period. The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has ruled to increase penalty rates by 25% for 350,000 casual retail employees who work on Saturday and...

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