Chemist monopoly vaping “solution” already unravelling

The proposed monopoly for chemists over the sale of smoke-free nicotine products is already unravelling, with both pharmacists and...

The proposed monopoly for chemists over the sale of smoke-free nicotine products is already unravelling, with both pharmacists and doctors raising concerns about the proposal. The National Retail Association has consistently called for small businesses who currently sell cigarettes and other nicotine products to be given access to less harmful...

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NBN to help small and medium retailers unleash full business capability

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today heralded NBN Co’s announcement to invest $700 million over three years to...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today heralded NBN Co’s announcement to invest $700 million over three years to help small and medium retailers unleash their full business capability. Under the scheme unveiled on Tuesday, NBN will create up to 240 nbn Business Fibre Zones nationally that will provide access...

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Retailers blast “ridiculous and inconsistent” vaping decision

The National Retail Association (NRA) says today’s draft ruling to restrict the sale of vaping and smoke-free nicotine products...

The National Retail Association (NRA) says today’s draft ruling to restrict the sale of vaping and smoke-free nicotine products to chemists is “ridiculous and inconsistent”, considering cigarettes are sold freely. The TGA’s draft ruling captures “nicotine when prepared for use in e-cigarettes, e-juice heat-not-burn tobacco products, chewing tobacco, snuff and...

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Chemist monopoly on vaping “worst of both worlds” for small business

The National Retail Association (NRA) has expressed its concern about a Federal Government proposal to hand pharmacies a monopoly...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has expressed its concern about a Federal Government proposal to hand pharmacies a monopoly over the sale of smoke-free nicotine products. NRA CEO Dominique Lamb said the proposal represented the “worst of both worlds” for small convenience retailers who currently rely on tobacco sales for...

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Retailers support SA plastics ban but more time and support needed

The National Retail Association (NRA) commends the South Australian government for its action on single-use plastics, but insists more...

The National Retail Association (NRA) commends the South Australian government for its action on single-use plastics, but insists more time and support is needed to help businesses to prepare and comply. South Australia is the first state to ban single-use plastic items such as straws, cutlery, stirrers as well as...

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Queensland criminalises “wage theft” despite employer concerns

The National Retail Association (NRA) is disappointed that the Queensland Government today passed its “wage theft” legislation despite the...

The National Retail Association (NRA) is disappointed that the Queensland Government today passed its “wage theft” legislation despite the concerns of business groups. Despite serious questions as to the whether the legislation can actually be enforced under the Constitution, the Queensland Police Service (QPS) and the State Director of Public...

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Retail rises in July, but uncertainty ahead as Australia plunges into recession

There was a solid rise in retail sales in July, however the National Retail Association (NRA) has warned that...

There was a solid rise in retail sales in July, however the National Retail Association (NRA) has warned that the sector remains braced for an uncertain time ahead as Australia plunges into its first recession since 1991. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today released its retail sales report for...

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National Retail Association applauds transformative recycling and waste reduction framework

The National Retail Association (NRA) heralds the introduction of the Recycling and Waste Reduction Bill 2020 as a transformative...

The National Retail Association (NRA) heralds the introduction of the Recycling and Waste Reduction Bill 2020 as a transformative leap into a new era of efficient, effective and sustainable waste management. The new framework, spearheaded by Environment Minister Sussan Ley, and Assistant Environment Minister Trevor Evans, will position Australia as...

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Retail sales rebound in July, long road yet to recovery

Retail sales rebounded solidly to kick-start the 2020-21 financial year according to the preliminary report for July, released by...

Retail sales rebounded solidly to kick-start the 2020-21 financial year according to the preliminary report for July, released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today. The sector recorded a nationwide rise of 3.3 per cent on the June figures, while each state and territory experienced increased turnover except for...

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Common sense prevails in High Court decision

The National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed today’s High Court decision regarding personal leave entitlements, proclaiming it a victory...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed today’s High Court decision regarding personal leave entitlements, proclaiming it a victory for common sense. The High Court overturned the decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court in Mondelez v AMWU last year that both full-time and part-time employees received 10...

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Win for retailers with ACCC COVID rent relief measures

The National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed the ACCC determination granting NRA members the ability to share information and...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed the ACCC determination granting NRA members the ability to share information and to collectively bargain with landlords on rent relief measures. NRA CEO Dominique Lamb said that the ruling is timely as the sector braces for another economic hit following the reintroduction of...

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Retail sales rise in June, but quarterly figures nosedive

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has today revealed that retail sales rose by 2.7 per cent in June,...

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has today revealed that retail sales rose by 2.7 per cent in June, however retail volumes fell by a sharp 3.4 per cent for the June 2020 quarter. NRA CEO Dominique Lamb said that the reintroduction of lockdowns in Victoria, the return of panic...

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Landmark report details wellbeing concerns for retail workers during COVID-19

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today released a landmark report detailing the health and wellbeing struggles of Australia’s...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today released a landmark report detailing the health and wellbeing struggles of Australia’s second largest workforce as they battle COVID-19. Australia’s 1.5 million retail workers have been at the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic, weathering increased risk, stress and abuse. NRA CEO Dominique Lamb said...

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Strategic partnership to provide value and insight to retailers during challenging time

The National Retail Association (NRA) and Klarna have announced a strategic partnership which will see the peak industry body...

The National Retail Association (NRA) and Klarna have announced a strategic partnership which will see the peak industry body and the global shopping and payments leader help secure a better future for the country’s struggling retail sector. By joining forces, the pair aim to provide research, data, strategic insight and...

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Retail sales rise in June, road to recovery remains fraught with hazards

Retail turnover rose by a solid 2.4 per cent in June according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)...

Retail turnover rose by a solid 2.4 per cent in June according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) preliminary report released today. However, National Retail Association (NRA) CEO Dominique Lamb said the road to retail recovery following the COVID-19 wrecking ball remains long and fraught with hazards. “Retail turnover in...

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Retailers welcome JobKeeper certainty, but business conditions remain grim

The National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed the Federal Government’s extension of the JobKeeper subsidy until March 2021, but...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed the Federal Government’s extension of the JobKeeper subsidy until March 2021, but warned that the economic climate remains hostile for many businesses. The Prime Minister announced today that once the current JobKeeper rate expires in September, the scheme will continue at a lowered...

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