Retailers in 200 shopping centres engaged on how to respond to emerging threats

The National Retail Association has announced that retailers in 200 shopping centres across the country have now been engaged...

The National Retail Association has announced that retailers in 200 shopping centres across the country have now been engaged on responding to emerging threats such as terrorism or armed attack following the completion of the Safe Retail Precincts initiative. The program aimed to engage and inform retailers about how to...

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Shoplifting sting in NSW sees 110 arrested

More than 110 people have been arrested during a shoplifting operation conducted by investigators from Redfern Region Enforcement Squad...

More than 110 people have been arrested during a shoplifting operation conducted by investigators from Redfern Region Enforcement Squad (RES) across Sydney this week. Operation Lightfingers, comprising of officers from Redfern RES, with assistance from Eastern Suburbs, Redfern, Leichhardt and Sydney City Police Area Commands, was launched on Wednesday 4...

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SafeCity Network Brisbane – Crime Bulletin 27 November 2019

The following trends in retail crime have been witnessed by Brisbane retailers over the past few weeks, as relayed...

The following trends in retail crime have been witnessed by Brisbane retailers over the past few weeks, as relayed across the National Retail Association SafeCity Network. Thank you to all of the retailers reporting these crimes and trends. The more we all report, the more we all know. Products being targeted Gaming...

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Energy efficient appliances rebates for retailers

For most retailers, ensuring their appliances are energy efficient is seldom a priority. However, if retailers do set aside the...

For most retailers, ensuring their appliances are energy efficient is seldom a priority. However, if retailers do set aside the time and resources needed to select the right efficient appliances for their business, upgrading can quickly pay off. This may ultimately improve the bottom line, reduce emissions and gain reputational...

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Natural disasters – Top 3 tips to limit losses and re-open for trade.

By Kyle Swain, Retail Director Aust & NZ, Lpc Cresa Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by the devastating fires...

By Kyle Swain, Retail Director Aust & NZ, Lpc Cresa Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by the devastating fires in New South Wales and Queensland which continue to threaten homes, businesses and possibly more lives this week as well as those affected by the severe storm event north of...

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SafeCity Network Brisbane – Crime Bulletin 12 November 2019

The following trends in retail crime have been witnessed by Brisbane retailers over the past few weeks, as relayed...

The following trends in retail crime have been witnessed by Brisbane retailers over the past few weeks, as relayed across the National Retail Association SafeCity Network. Thank you to all of the retailers reporting these crimes and trends. The more we all report, the more we all know. Products being targeted Guess...

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Remembrance Day – Advice for Retailers

The National Retail Association encourages retailers to observe the one-minute’s silence on Remembrance Day on the 11th of November...

The National Retail Association encourages retailers to observe the one-minute’s silence on Remembrance Day on the 11th of November at 11.00am to pay tribute to those who have served during times of war and armed conflict. Advice for retailers and shopping centres Retailers within shopping centres and stores with the capacity...

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Circular economy explained – 3 day masterclass

"Circular economy" - it's a term that we're all hearing at the moment - from state-wide bag bans to...

"Circular economy" - it's a term that we're all hearing at the moment - from state-wide bag bans to discussions about stewardship and responsibility at a senior management level. The circular economy is an economic, performance-based model which is viewed globally as a new competitive imperative creating cost savings, reducing...

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NSW Container Deposit Scheme: Retailer Obligations

The NSW Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has updated their retailer obligations for the Container Deposit Scheme. The Director of...

The NSW Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has updated their retailer obligations for the Container Deposit Scheme. The Director of CDS Policy & Compliance has recently written to clarify retailer obligations under the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Act 2001, to advise some ways retailers can comply with these obligations,...

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Retail rents just aren’t stacking up

By Kyle Swain, Retail Director Australia & New Zealand, Lpc Cresa By the time your lease ends, your rent will...

By Kyle Swain, Retail Director Australia & New Zealand, Lpc Cresa By the time your lease ends, your rent will have increased annually at a higher rate than your sales growth causing a profit erosion to your business over the term of the lease – in many cases to the...

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Join the Black Friday bandwagon: 2019 sales set to exceed 2018 figures

By Rebecca Goulter, National Retail Association It’s an American tradition that has revolutionised retail in November – mark your calendars,...

By Rebecca Goulter, National Retail Association It’s an American tradition that has revolutionised retail in November – mark your calendars, Black Friday is on its way! One of the biggest days in retail this year falls on Friday, 29 November. In 2018, bargain hungry shoppers spent an estimated $1 billion dollars...

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SafeCity Network Brisbane – Crime Bulletin 29 October 2019

The following trends in retail crime have been witnessed by Brisbane retailers over the past few weeks, as relayed...

The following trends in retail crime have been witnessed by Brisbane retailers over the past few weeks, as relayed across the National Retail Association SafeCity Network. Thank you to all of the retailers reporting these crimes and trends. The more we all report, the more we all know. Products being targeted Pop...

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Lease renewal: An opportunity to save

By Kyle Swain, Retail Director Australia & New Zealand, Lpc Cresa If your retail shop lease is ending in the...

By Kyle Swain, Retail Director Australia & New Zealand, Lpc Cresa If your retail shop lease is ending in the next 12 months, start planning today. With most retailers finding current conditions extremely challenging, the outcome of your next lease renewal negotiations could be the difference between your business succeeding...

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Extended Christmas and New Year trading hours for Perth shops

Every year the Western Australian Government gazettes extended trading hours for non-exempt shops. Last week, the McGowan Government announced...

Every year the Western Australian Government gazettes extended trading hours for non-exempt shops. Last week, the McGowan Government announced an additional 35 trading hours over the Christmas, and New Year period, as well as the Australia Day public holiday. This expansion of trading hours allows retailers to maximise their...

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WA Container Deposit Scheme – update

The WA Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) has updated the website for the Container Deposit Scheme. The...

The WA Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) has updated the website for the Container Deposit Scheme. The WA Containers for Change scheme begins on Tuesday 2 June 2020. The scheme will allow consumers to take eligible beverage containers to a refund point to receive a refund of...

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Retail & Fast Food Industry unite against customer abuse

The National Retail Association, along with the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association (SDA), Australian Retail Association (ARA) and...

The National Retail Association, along with the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association (SDA), Australian Retail Association (ARA) and other undersigned organisations, have released a Retail and Fast Food Industry Statement on witnessed increases in abusive and violent customer behaviour. In the last year, more than 85% of retail staff...

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