How integrated systems give your business superpowers

The right technology in retail can help to reduce complexity, streamline processes and automate tasks. Here’s how… From embracing remote...

The right technology in retail can help to reduce complexity, streamline processes and automate tasks. Here’s how… From embracing remote working to the rise of ecommerce, the COVID-19 pandemic has helped accelerate all manner of existing technological trends. And another trend amplified in recent times? Small and medium businesses have been embracing the kinds...

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Can your internet connection keep up with the demands of modern retail?

In many ways, connectivity powered Australian retailers through the pandemic. This is not to say businesses weren’t impacted by lockdowns...

In many ways, connectivity powered Australian retailers through the pandemic. This is not to say businesses weren’t impacted by lockdowns - certainly, retailers bore the brunt of the economic fallout. However, retailers that were able to pivot operations towards digitisation fared far better than those that were unable - or...

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Who really brings the value to a retail lease deal – the owner or the tenant?

By Dylan O’Donnell, Managing Director, Victoria – Lpc Cresa Most retail tenants do not realise (or even consider) the...

By Dylan O’Donnell, Managing Director, Victoria – Lpc Cresa Most retail tenants do not realise (or even consider) the true value they bring to a lease negotiation. Often, simply being aware of what a deal is worth to the landlord can help a tenant to structure a lease in...

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Our sustainability commitment to halving food waste by 2030

The National Retail Association (NRA) is committed to a sustainable future through representing retailers nationally to make sustainable choices,...

The National Retail Association (NRA) is committed to a sustainable future through representing retailers nationally to make sustainable choices, reduce shrinkage, and limit their carbon footprint. We are the only foundation partners in the retail industry working with the newly formed Stop Food Waste Australia with the vision to...

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CBA now offers business loans with variable interest rates from 2.60%

Commonwealth Bank (CBA) has today announced the details of the loans it will offer from 1 April 2021 under...

Commonwealth Bank (CBA) has today announced the details of the loans it will offer from 1 April 2021 under the Federal Government’s SME Recovery Loan Scheme. Eligible businesses can now apply to CBA for loans up to $5 million with variable interest rates from as low as 2.6% p.a. for...

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How COVID-19 will change retail leasing – during and after the pandemic

By Kyle Swain, Retail Director Australia & New Zealand, Lpc Cresa retail leasing The COVID-19 coronavirus continues to wreak havoc...

By Kyle Swain, Retail Director Australia & New Zealand, Lpc Cresa retail leasing The COVID-19 coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on every aspect of our lives, and it seems retail is the most visual indicator of that. This week sees Brisbane in another devastating ‘lockdown’ which requires all residents to...

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Add to cart: One-million more Aussies flock to eBay

eBay reveals Australian buying and selling insights in new report titled Lockdown: One Year On.  During periods of lockdown, younger...

eBay reveals Australian buying and selling insights in new report titled Lockdown: One Year On.  During periods of lockdown, younger age groups proved to be the most tech savvy with Generation Z (18-24 years old) doing more than half (57 per cent) of its shopping online. In a surprise turn,...

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New eftpos anti-fraud tools scheduled to launch

eftpos is scheduled to launch two new eCommerce anti-fraud tools later this year, aimed at helping Australians make more...

eftpos is scheduled to launch two new eCommerce anti-fraud tools later this year, aimed at helping Australians make more secure payments online. eftpos CEO Stephen Benton said with more Australians moving their everyday spending into the digital economy, eftpos was rolling out the eCommerce capabilities to help drive competition, provide...

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ATO tax aid available for disaster victims

The ATO are available to help if you have been impacted by a disaster Major floods are creating challenging conditions...

The ATO are available to help if you have been impacted by a disaster Major floods are creating challenging conditions across NSW and south-east Queensland, and the ATO understand that family and property are the priority during this difficult time. While tax affairs may not be at top of mind...

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Assistance for flood and storm affected businesses: What is available to you

In response to the devastating floods happening in New South Wales this week, there are a couple of assistance...

In response to the devastating floods happening in New South Wales this week, there are a couple of assistance programs to help those affected: Small Business Commission Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) and Commonwealth Bank's Emergency Assistance.   Small Business Commissioner  In response to the storms and floods, Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements...

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Top 5 tips for a quick recovery after a natural disaster

Written by Kyle Swain, Retail Director, Australia and New Zealand – Lpc Cresa Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by...

Written by Kyle Swain, Retail Director, Australia and New Zealand – Lpc Cresa Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by the devastating flooding occurring this week. Having assisted numerous retailers impacted by flooding over recent years, we have some idea of the financial and mental stress these events can place...

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CBA’s new weather data model supports customers impacted by natural disasters

Commonwealth Bank harnesses new technology to better anticipate and respond to customer needs.  CommBank customers impacted by natural disasters can...

Commonwealth Bank harnesses new technology to better anticipate and respond to customer needs.  CommBank customers impacted by natural disasters can now expect same-day tailored support solutions from their bank thanks to a new purpose-built data model solution. The new technology solution uses custom-built algorithms to monitor, in real-time, a mix of...

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NRA representing retail in rollout of revolutionary National Location Registry

The National Retail Association (NRA) has continued to provide support for the retail industry by joining the Steering Committee...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has continued to provide support for the retail industry by joining the Steering Committee of the soon-to-be released National Location Registry. The NRA’s presence on this Committee will see the peak industry body working to streamline Australian freight and delivery processes with a new...

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The Essential Shopper Experience: Safety, Speed and Convenience

Insights from Zebra’s 13th Annual Shopper Vision Study   Despite the disruption caused by COVID-19 on the retail industry, shoppers’ basic...

Insights from Zebra’s 13th Annual Shopper Vision Study   Despite the disruption caused by COVID-19 on the retail industry, shoppers’ basic motivations remain unchanged. Shoppers still expect the items that they want to be readily available at the best value with transactions that are a breeze. However, many retailers are struggling...

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7 ways 2D scanners can transform your retail operations

The main interaction shoppers have with a retailer often comes at the point-of-sale. Retailers need fast and accurate transactions...

The main interaction shoppers have with a retailer often comes at the point-of-sale. Retailers need fast and accurate transactions to keep queues flowing smoothly, keep their customers returning time after time and provide an exceptional customer experience. Enter 2D scanners. 2D scanners can help retailers improve their customer service, encourage...

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Business Interruption Insurance Claims & COVID-19

Authored by Natasha Milne, Vincents   Last month, the NSW Court of Appeal ruled against insurers in the business interruption Test...

Authored by Natasha Milne, Vincents   Last month, the NSW Court of Appeal ruled against insurers in the business interruption Test Case, potentially opening the door for thousands of businesses to make an insurance claim. Covid-19 has caused significant disruption and losses of billions of dollars to businesses across many industries. Business interruption...

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