Election 2022 – what it means for business and retail

Both sides have finalised their major announcements in the Federal Election campaign, and the two leaders will spend the...

Both sides have finalised their major announcements in the Federal Election campaign, and the two leaders will spend the closing days touring marginal seats and pressing home their respective messages. For the Prime Minister Scott Morrison, the focus will continue to be on economic management and responsible management of...

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Button battery mandatory standards come into effect 22 June 2022

The National Retail Association has been heavily involved in ensuring all parties across the supply chain from manufacturers through...

The National Retail Association has been heavily involved in ensuring all parties across the supply chain from manufacturers through to retailers and online suppliers are making responsible decisions about button battery safety when procuring, designing, developing, or retailing button-battery powered devices. In 2016, a multi-stakeholder industry working group devised the...

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Kellogg’s pushes back on UK HFSS guidelines – what does this mean for the Australian marketplace?

Kellogg’s has launched a legal challenge against the UK Government’s upcoming restrictions on retail promotions for food and drink...

Kellogg’s has launched a legal challenge against the UK Government’s upcoming restrictions on retail promotions for food and drink high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS), claiming the rules unfairly represented breakfast cereals. The manufacturer argued that the application of the Nutrient Profiling Model (NPM) was wrong when it comes...

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Industry on track to meet sugar reduction targets by 2025

In a KPMG report commissioned by the Australian Beverages Council Limited (ABCL), Australia’s leading non-alcoholic beverage companies are on...

In a KPMG report commissioned by the Australian Beverages Council Limited (ABCL), Australia’s leading non-alcoholic beverage companies are on track to meet sugar reduction targets by 2025. In June 2018, the ABCL announced the nation’s first Sugar Reduction Pledge, committing the non-alcohol beverages industry to reduce sugars by 20 per...

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When can you trade on Anzac Day 2022?

The National Retail Association recognises Anzac Day as an important national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand...

The National Retail Association recognises Anzac Day as an important national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that commemorates all who served and died in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations and the contribution and suffering of all those who have served. Anzac Day trading hours This is...

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Next gen plastic recycling creating jobs and opportunities in Australia.

The NRA Sustainability team, REDcycle, Australian Food and Grocery Council and national businesses had the pleasure of seeing plastics recovery and recycling...

The NRA Sustainability team, REDcycle, Australian Food and Grocery Council and national businesses had the pleasure of seeing plastics recovery and recycling in action at IQ Renew last week. So exciting to see how #Curby trials of curbside soft plastic recycling in NSW are proving highly successful in capturing valuable resources for remanufacturing. Plastic will...

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NSW flooding causing interruptions to waste and bin collections

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has been informed by the waste industry that due to unprecedented rain and...

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has been informed by the waste industry that due to unprecedented rain and flooding, the collection of putrescible bins (red-bins) from household and commercial premises may be interrupted. The waste industry will need time to address uncollected waste. The NSW EPA is assisting councils...

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Single-use plastic bans explained

WA and NSW are rolling out significant plastic bans in the next few months. Retailers and their suppliers urgently...

WA and NSW are rolling out significant plastic bans in the next few months. Retailers and their suppliers urgently need to be across these new laws if you operate in either state or online. We understand these bans can present challenges, especially with current supply, staffing and economic impacts. The...

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Extended retail trading hours for upcoming public holidays in Perth

The State Government has approved four extra hours of trading for general retail shops in the Perth metropolitan area...

The State Government has approved four extra hours of trading for general retail shops in the Perth metropolitan area on each of the upcoming public holidays, Labour Day and Easter Monday. The extension to permitted opening times means general retail shops will be able to trade any time between 8am...

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NSW SINGLE-USE PLASTICS BAN | Support for impacted organisations

The NSW Government is banning certain plastic items in two stages during 2022. From 1 June 2022, lightweight plastic shopping...

The NSW Government is banning certain plastic items in two stages during 2022. From 1 June 2022, lightweight plastic shopping bags (35 microns or less) will be banned. From 1 November 2022, the following items will be banned: single-use plastic straws and stirrers single-use plastic cutlery single-use plastic plates and bowls...

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Major improvements to mandatory standards regulations

In a major win for Australian businesses and consumers alike, Treasury has announced improvements to mandatory standards regulations that...

In a major win for Australian businesses and consumers alike, Treasury has announced improvements to mandatory standards regulations that will mean trusted international standards will be more easily recognised under Australian Consumer Law (ACL). For years, the the National Retail Association (NRA) has championed retail product safety through our Technical...

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Adelaide Cup Day public holiday trading exemption

The Hon Rob Lucas MLC, Treasurer, has declared a trading exemption this Adelaide Cup Day public holiday (Monday 14...

The Hon Rob Lucas MLC, Treasurer, has declared a trading exemption this Adelaide Cup Day public holiday (Monday 14 March). The exemption means non-exempt retail shops will be able to trade anytime between 9am and 5pm, if they choose. Non-exempt retailers in the Adelaide CBD will be able to...

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APCO launches ‘Scaling Up Reusable Packaging’

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) has published Scaling Up Reusable Packaging, a new resource which outlines the importance...

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) has published Scaling Up Reusable Packaging, a new resource which outlines the importance of reuse and how businesses and users can benefit from reusable packaging models. Globally, the sustainable packaging market is predicted to grow to a value of $USD 297 billion USD by...

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WA Plastics Ban – Business Q&A session #2

Second Q&A session for retailers, hospitality or suppliers seeking to understand what they need to do to comply with...

Second Q&A session for retailers, hospitality or suppliers seeking to understand what they need to do to comply with the WA Plastics Ban.   NEW - SECOND SESSION ADDED Given an overwhelming response to the 1st session, the National Launch of the Battery Stewardship Scheme, a second session has been added. If...

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Battery Recycling Virtual Launch Event

Celebrate the free virtual launch of Australia’s official battery recycling Scheme! Tuesday, 15 February 2022 | 10AM - 12PM AEST  Incredibly,...

Celebrate the free virtual launch of Australia’s official battery recycling Scheme! Tuesday, 15 February 2022 | 10AM - 12PM AEST  Incredibly, in Australia, 90% of handheld batteries ends up in landfills. But the good news is, for each battery recycled, more than 95% of its materials can be remade into things...

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WA Plastics Ban – Business Q&A session

The NRA are holding an online Q&A session on 15 February for retailers, hospitality businesses or suppliers seeking to...

The NRA are holding an online Q&A session on 15 February for retailers, hospitality businesses or suppliers seeking to understand the WA Plastics Ban. As you may be aware, the new WA ban came into effect 1 January 2022 and enforcement of the ban will start from 1 July 2022.   Help for...

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