NRA joins RFID Coalition to support the Australian retail industry

A group of like-minded retailers, brands, solution providers and trade associations joined forces on Thursday 22 March 2018 to...

A group of like-minded retailers, brands, solution providers and trade associations joined forces on Thursday 22 March 2018 to bring the benefits of RFID technology to the Australian retail sector. Calling themselves the RFID Coalition, the group agreed to share projects, experiences, solutions and case studies with the aim...

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Woolworths leads the way in plastic bag phase-out

Retail giant Woolworths Group leads the way in phasing-out plastic bags, today announcing its voluntary commitment to eliminate single-use...

Retail giant Woolworths Group leads the way in phasing-out plastic bags, today announcing its voluntary commitment to eliminate single-use plastic bag use across its entire retail grid, Australia wide. Throughout the next 12 months, all stores within the Woolworths Group from Big W to BWS, will ditch their single-use plastic...

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FREE digital training for small businesses

Having a strong online presence is increasingly important for companies of all sizes. Now there's free digital training to...

Having a strong online presence is increasingly important for companies of all sizes. Now there's free digital training to help small businesses to help level the playing field.Officially launched at last week's Australian Chamber Business Leaders Summit, Google has officially launched The Digital Garage in partnership with the Australian Chamber of...

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What Does Your Business’s Intelligence Look Like?

We live in a world where we have access to more data, analytics and business intelligence than ever before....

We live in a world where we have access to more data, analytics and business intelligence than ever before. In theory, this is extremely beneficial for business growth yet in reality it’s an overwhelming amount of information to sift through. But firstly… What is business intelligence data? Business intelligence data comes...

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Roster Coster reduces the headache of rostering


Today, the National Retail Association (NRA) and Australian technology provider Rision Ltd launched Roster Coster - a free tool...

Today, the National Retail Association (NRA) and Australian technology provider Rision Ltd launched Roster Coster - a free tool to enable NRA members and other retailers and fast food businesses to build and cost award compliant rosters.Rision CEO Kate Cornick said: “At Rision we understand that rostering is complex....

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Hardware Australia – The unity of industry

As a result of 12 months of consultation and work, each of the State Hardware Industry Associations has now...

As a result of 12 months of consultation and work, each of the State Hardware Industry Associations has now united together into one national body.Hardware Australia is a single national voice for independent hardware operators and suppliers and comprises of a national committee made up of two representatives from...

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beyondblue says Government’s courageous mental health reforms will make it easier for Australians to get help

Chairman of beyondblue Jeff Kennett said today’s announcement by the Turnbull Government is a defining moment for mental health...

Chairman of beyondblue Jeff Kennett said today’s announcement by the Turnbull Government is a defining moment for mental health care in Australia and he commends Health Minister Sussan Ley for having the courage to instigate structural reform by dismantling a badly-integrated system in favour of building a regional one...

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Household goods make strong contribution to retail trade figures

The recent release of the September 2015 retail trade figures by the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed continued growth...

The recent release of the September 2015 retail trade figures by the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed continued growth in the Household Goods sector, and Footwear and Personal Accessories.As indicated in the graph below, the retail sector grew by 3.9 per cent nationally, with Victoria (4.9 per cent), South...

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Tell the QLD Government about your training priorities!

We’re excited to have been once again selected as the retail skills advisor for the Queensland Government through the...

We’re excited to have been once again selected as the retail skills advisor for the Queensland Government through the VET Industry Engagement Program. The purpose of the Program is to advocate and recommend the reforms needed right now for the Queensland retail sector around skills, training and workforce development.As...

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Stay Safe Online Week 2015

Securing your online business presence helps protect the whole retail sector, which relies on a range of technologies to...

Securing your online business presence helps protect the whole retail sector, which relies on a range of technologies to manage the customer experience. You need to secure point of sale, website, inventory and other systems to protect high value data like financial transactions, credit card data, business data and...

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