December retail drops by 3.9 per cent

December retail trade figures released today show a 3.9 percent drop in spending, suggesting Aussie consumers strained by the...

December retail trade figures released today show a 3.9 percent drop in spending, suggesting Aussie consumers strained by the cost of living spent big in the sales events in the month prior. National Retail Association CEO Greg Griffith said overall the statistics are a positive indicator for the sector. “Retailers and...

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Greg Griffiths commences with the NRA as CEO

The National Retail Association is excited to have our new CEO, Greg Griffith, join the team in full effect...

The National Retail Association is excited to have our new CEO, Greg Griffith, join the team in full effect from this week. Following an announcement late last year that Greg had been appointed to lead our Association, Greg officially stepped into the role on Monday 30 January. Greg joins the NRA...

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Cost of living bites into school lunches

Parents challenged by the soaring cost of groceries can be reassured that pre-prepared foods still have their place in...

Parents challenged by the soaring cost of groceries can be reassured that pre-prepared foods still have their place in childrens lunchboxes, experts say. National Retail Association’s Health and Nutrition Advisor Dr Alan Barclay said with school resuming this week families can rely on affordable, nutritious pre-packaged food items for school...

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Black Friday sales carry retail through record growth

Data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today has revealed November’s retail trade rose by 1.4 per cent,...

Data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today has revealed November’s retail trade rose by 1.4 per cent, with the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales period spurring a spending frenzy on discretionary items. Peak industry body the National Retail Association interim CEO Lindsay Carroll said the monthly result...

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Boxing Day cash splash to wrap up festive season

Retailers across the country are bracing themselves for the biggest event of the year as shoppers are predicted to...

Retailers across the country are bracing themselves for the biggest event of the year as shoppers are predicted to splurge $3 billion nationwide on the Boxing Day sales. The National Retail Association has forecast the record spend as consumers continue to help drive the economy in the face of cost-of-living...

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Retailers urge shoppers to respect workers ahead of Christmas stampede

Peak body the National Retail Association supports the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association’s (SDAs) message to shoppers to...

Peak body the National Retail Association supports the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association’s (SDAs) message to shoppers to be calm and respectful of workers as we enter the excitement of the Christmas holiday season. The SDA, representing retail, fast food, and warehousing workers and has urged Australian consumers to...

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Shoppers to splash $21 billion in the 10-day Christmas countdown

Retailers across the nation are preparing for a busy period of last-minute purchases, bargain hunting and fresh-food orders in...

Retailers across the nation are preparing for a busy period of last-minute purchases, bargain hunting and fresh-food orders in the lead up to December 25. The National Retail Association has revealed Australians are set to splurge $21.5 billion in the final period. Interim CEO Lindsay Carroll said: “This is a 3.9...

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Will the RBA be the ‘Grinch who stole Christmas’?

The National Retail Association (NRA) has warned that the Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) eighth consecutive interest rate hike...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has warned that the Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) eighth consecutive interest rate hike will officially make them this year’s ‘Grinch who stole Christmas’. Interim CEO Lindsay Carroll said the RBA has no doubt used the recent dip in inflation from 7.3 percent to 6.9...

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Providing more options for older Australians and eligible Veterans to work more in time for Christmas

From today, pensioners over Age Pension age and eligible Veterans will be able to earn more income from working...

From today, pensioners over Age Pension age and eligible Veterans will be able to earn more income from working without reducing their pension, just in time to take advantage of seasonal jobs. Eligible Australians would have the opportunity to engage in the workforce if they chose to do so at...

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Retail sales suffer first fall of 2022

Retail trade has recorded its first decline of the year, according to data released by the Australian Bureau of...

Retail trade has recorded its first decline of the year, according to data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today. Spending throughout October fell by 0.2 percent following nine consecutive months of recorded growth, which has confirmed that rate rises, growing energy costs and inflation have had an impact...

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Aussies to splash $9 billion on Black Friday Cyber Monday sales

Aussies are gearing up for the biggest pre-Christmas shopping event of the year this week with consumers set to...

Aussies are gearing up for the biggest pre-Christmas shopping event of the year this week with consumers set to spend more than $9 billion throughout the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. The Black Friday to Cyber Monday shopping events have quickly become one of the most anticipated sales events...

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Festive retail sales forecast to crack $60 billion for first time

Australian retail sales are set to crack $60 billion for the first time this festive season, with consumers confident...

Australian retail sales are set to crack $60 billion for the first time this festive season, with consumers confident to continue spending momentum despite cost of living challenges. Insights from the National Retail Association shared today forecast Aussies to spend $60.6 billion in the pre and post-Christmas sales period (November...

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Australia Post reveals Christmas parcel deadlines

The most wonderful time of the year is not far now! Besides bringing warmth, peace, and joy to households across...

The most wonderful time of the year is not far now! Besides bringing warmth, peace, and joy to households across the globe, Australia Post reveals a "Plan ahead' move by issuing parcel posting deadlines for when gifts need to be sent so they are delivered around the country before Christmas. It...

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Recapping the 2022 Federal Budget panel discussion and the implications for the retail industry

On Thursday, November 3, we held our post-budget analysis webinar in conjunction with BDO, Retail Doctor Group and the Chair...

On Thursday, November 3, we held our post-budget analysis webinar in conjunction with BDO, Retail Doctor Group and the Chair of the NRA Board. Our industry expert panel, Salim Biskri, Brian Walker, Tim Schaafsma, and Lindsay Carroll, lead a very insightful and engaging discussion on the outcomes of the budget for retailers and how retailers can...

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The race to stop inflation a losing bet for retail

The National Retail Association has warned that the Reserve Bank of Australia’s interest rate hike will only impede Christmas...

The National Retail Association has warned that the Reserve Bank of Australia’s interest rate hike will only impede Christmas spending as the lag effect of seven consecutive rises catches up to consumers. Interim CEO Lindsay Carroll said with a lack of evidence that the rapid interest rate hikes have managed...

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Consumer spending continues steady increase in lead up to Christmas

Retail sales increased by 0.6 per cent in September as Australian consumers continued to spend on food and fashion,...

Retail sales increased by 0.6 per cent in September as Australian consumers continued to spend on food and fashion, data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed today. National Retail Association Interim Chief Executive Lindsay Carroll said the monthly increase was no surprise as just last week the ABS...

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