Priceline Pharmacy partners with WorkJam to accelerate internal communication and training

WorkJam – the leading digital workplace for organisations with frontline employees – has announced a new partnership with Australian...

WorkJam – the leading digital workplace for organisations with frontline employees – has announced a new partnership with Australian pharmacy, health and beauty store giant, Priceline Pharmacy. WorkJam has been tasked with improving communication between the leadership team, franchise owners and team members, reaching over 5,500 employees across Priceline’s 470...

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Free support for Victorian retailers phasing out single-use plastics

Regional business owners in Victoria will have access to free, in-person advice about the Victorian Government’s single-use plastics ban,...

Regional business owners in Victoria will have access to free, in-person advice about the Victorian Government’s single-use plastics ban, when experts from the National Retail Association visit over 3000 retailers between October and December. Problematic single-use plastics will be banned from sale or supply in Victoria from 1 February 2023. The ban...

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Tranche 1 of Aotearoa New Zealand Plastic Phase-Outs now in effect

Retailers operating in New Zealand should be aware that certain hard-to-recycle packaging and single-use plastic products are now banned. From...

Retailers operating in New Zealand should be aware that certain hard-to-recycle packaging and single-use plastic products are now banned. From 1 October 2022, it is illegal to provide, sell or manufacture the following plastic products in Aotearoa New Zealand: Single-use plastic drink stirrers (all plastic types) Definition: A single-use plastic drink stirrer is any...

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Getting ‘Fit’ For Christmas

Article by Josh Strutt Associate Director – Deployment, Retail Doctor Group ________________________________________________________ ‘Fit’ retail teams win their Grand Final of retailing each...

Article by Josh Strutt Associate Director – Deployment, Retail Doctor Group ________________________________________________________ ‘Fit’ retail teams win their Grand Final of retailing each year by ensuring the basics are in place. Visits to shopping centres and precincts this month have also strengthened my view on the other elements that contribute to a successful Christmas...

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Meet our 2022 Store Manager of the Year

The National Retail Association has unveiled its premiere gala event on September 16 at the Star Gold Coast, with awards to...

The National Retail Association has unveiled its premiere gala event on September 16 at the Star Gold Coast, with awards to recognise both retail businesses and the individuals who have excelled in the industry over the past 12 months. This year, the award winners showcased the very best that the Australian retail...

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8 billion containers saved from landfill in NSW

The NSW Return and Earn program has reached a major recycling milestone with 8 billion bottles, cans and drink...

The NSW Return and Earn program has reached a major recycling milestone with 8 billion bottles, cans and drink cartons returned since 2017. Minister for Environment James Griffin said the initiative has fundamentally shifted people’s behaviour, turning what was once seen as waste into a now-valuable resource for the recycling...

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Australia’s best retailers unveiled at 2022 National Retail Awards

The National Retail Association (NRA) unveiled Australia’s most exceptional retailers across all levels and categories of the industry at...

The National Retail Association (NRA) unveiled Australia’s most exceptional retailers across all levels and categories of the industry at its National Retail Awards held last Friday. Coming together for the first time since 2019, retailers across the country gathered at the Gold Coast for a gala event to celebrate the...

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Retailers call for least cost routing to move to top of agenda

Retailers are continuing to call for the Albanese Government to lower expenses for small and medium-sized businesses by mandating...

Retailers are continuing to call for the Albanese Government to lower expenses for small and medium-sized businesses by mandating least-cost routing. The latest Retail Payment data for July released by the Reserve Bank showed a 27.3 percent increase in total card payments year on year, of which the payment fees,...

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Thursday 22 September will be a public holiday for the National Day of Mourning for Queen Elizabeth II.

Following the recent passing of Queen Elizabeth II, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has announced that 22 September 2022 shall...

Following the recent passing of Queen Elizabeth II, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has announced that 22 September 2022 shall be declared a National Public Holiday. In announcing the National Day of Mourning, Prime Minister Albanese said: “I have asked Premiers and Chief Ministers that Thursday 22 September 2022 be declared...

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NMI releases compliance plan to boost industry confidence in trade measurement

The National Measurement Institute (NMI) undertakes major yearly compliance programs across industry sectors to make sure systems, such as...

The National Measurement Institute (NMI) undertakes major yearly compliance programs across industry sectors to make sure systems, such as shop scales, fuel dispensers, and utility meters, are reliable and deliver fair measure. The program aims to ensure that measuring instruments are fit-for-purpose, measurements are made correctly and representations about measurements...

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eInvoicing – the new way to invoice

eInvoicing explained eInvoicing is the new, easy and secure way to send and receive invoices between buyers’ and suppliers’ software....

eInvoicing explained eInvoicing is the new, easy and secure way to send and receive invoices between buyers’ and suppliers’ software. It is different to sending PDF invoices in your software or by email. Using eInvoicing is like using a mobile phone service. Once you select a provider and get connected to...

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Message from the CEO | 5 July 2022

It’s a sombre start to the new financial year, as Sydney faces yet another week of lashing rain and...

It’s a sombre start to the new financial year, as Sydney faces yet another week of lashing rain and floods. It is mind-boggling to think that the last flood event was only three months ago. It is our deepest hope that after today the rain will ease and those...

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Queensland cafe and cosmetic industry surge despite inflation concerns

Natasha Innes & Dan Petrie, The Courier Mail, 28 June 2022 No matter how high the cost of living gets, experts...

Natasha Innes & Dan Petrie, The Courier Mail, 28 June 2022 No matter how high the cost of living gets, experts say consumers won’t let go of these two luxury items. Could they save us from a recession? Queensland retailers are hoping a surge in spending at cafes and on cosmetics in...

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Message from the CEO | 28 June 2022

Today I am writing to you from Melbourne, where I am attending an Industry Committee meeting on the Casual...

Today I am writing to you from Melbourne, where I am attending an Industry Committee meeting on the Casual Mall Licensing Code. Last year the Code was extended for an additional ten years, meaning that businesses can occupy pop-up stores in shopping centres to either increase their footprint during...

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Expanded polystyrene phased out nationally

Expanded polystyrene (EPS) - in multiple applications such as foodware, loose fill and moulded packaging - will be phased...

Expanded polystyrene (EPS) - in multiple applications such as foodware, loose fill and moulded packaging - will be phased out over the next few years across Australia. This landmark sustainability initiative was recently announced in the National Plastics Plan released by the Australian Government. The Department of Agriculture, Water and...

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