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REST Industry Super

The Retail Employees Superannuation Trust (REST) was established in 1988. Open to all Australians, REST is amongst the largest funds by membership, with over 2 million members and over $32 billion in funds under management (as at 30 June 2014).

How is REST managed?

The Fund is managed on a day-to-day basis by a Trustee company, Retail Employees Superannuation Pty Limited.

We put our members first.

As a profit-to-members fund, we put our members first. Our fees are among the lowest of any superannuation fund.

  • Low fees
  • Investment choice
  • Sound returns
  • Great value insurance
  • Open to everyone

Click here to learn more about REST Industry Super.

BDO

BDO is a global professional services firm that service a diverse range of clients, from large corporate organisations to private businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals across a broad array of industry sectors.

Their Retail team uses more than just the combined knowledge and experience of our staff and partners to provide audit, tax and advisory services to clients across Australia. Because the retail environment is changing so rapidly, BDO go beyond tradition and provide cutting-edge daily data and analytics that will make a big difference to your business by helping to keep you ahead of the pack. BDO’s innovative retail services go beyond traditional accounting. You can benefit from the Australian Retail Index and Food & Beverage Index – tailored online retail and hospitality sales data that will help you maximise sales opportunities.

NRA member only offer

As a NRA member BDO invite you to a complimentary one-on-one engagement session* with an expert from our QLD Retail team to discuss general business advice on strategy, structuring, pricing, human resources, transaction services, tax planning and compliance. Click here to register your appointment with our Retail specialist.  *Subject to availability,  all appointments are one hour and Brisbane base. All others locations will be held via telephone at a mutually agreed time.

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Gow-Gates Insurance Brokers

With over 50 years of specialisation in the Australian and international insurance markets, Gow-Gates is the partner of choice for many of Australia’s best known businesses, associations and individuals.

Gow-Gates continuously strive to:

  • provide clients insights and strategies they need to meet their risk management challenges;
  • continually adapt to the changing economic and regulatory environment to ensure client security;
  • offer clients highly commercial and outcome-focused advice that considers their own individual circumstances and how this may change.

Click here to find out more.

MEMBER ONLY OFFER

Retailer’s insurance costs are rising and the National Retail Association (NRA), in partnership with Gow-Gates Insurance Brokers, want to relieve some of the current financial pressures on our members by unlocking lower insurance premiums through group-buying power.

In an exclusive members only offer, the NRA and Gow Gates want our TOP 500 retailers to sign up and Gow-Gates will negotiate a group insurance deal to unlock discounted insurance offers from a winning supplier.

Click here for more details. 

Intrust Super

 

Intrust Super has been delivering first-class service and super solutions to businesses and members across Australia for almost 30 years. Specifically catering for the fast food, cafes, restaurants and hospitality sectors in retail.

They’re one of the only funds that offers income protection for casual employees, covering up to 90% of their wage should they be unable to work due to illness or injury. This is one of the many reasons Intrust Super has won the ‘Best Value Insurance in Super’ award from Money magazine for the last five years running.  

As a Platinum-rated 100% Industry Fund, they’re committed to putting more money in their members’ pockets.

Intrust Super provides businesses with simple, hassle-free super solutions, and offer a range of benefits including regular updates, tailored communication, a dedicated point of contact and workplace education for employees, as well as online access to make life easier when paying super contributions.

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The Leasing Department

The Leasing Department provides specialist leasing and property services to independent, multi-site and franchise retail tenants Australia wide.

We partner with our clients’ to understand their business objectives so that we can align lease negotiations and other property services to deliver bottom line benefits over the life of their lease.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • network planning and site sourcing
  • negotiating lease terms and conditions
  • lease performance and business strategy.

Our extensive experience in retail management and the property industry saves our clients’ time, money and stress. We aim to achieve maximum financial savings and minimise risk to our clients’ businesses – at all times protecting their tenant rights to ensure a secure tenure.

Our partnership with the NRA
As the Leasing and Tenancy Consultant to the NRA, we provide NRA members with initial advice on issues and questions relating to their retail lease. Following this initial contact, NRA members may choose to formally engage The Leasing Department to act on their behalf.

Visit our website to find out more.

Retail Doctor Group

From humble beginnings as a one-man retail operations specialist, Retail Doctor Group has grown to be a leading retail consultancy with expertise in insights, strategy and implementation.

Since our inception in 2005 by Brian Walker, we have worked with over 600 retailers, retail service providers, shopping centres, manufacturers and not-for-profit organisations to plan and build fit business structures that achieve operational excellence and sustainable profitability.

Laying the foundations and building the structures for solid long term business fitness requires the seamless collaboration of business ‘insight architects’, ‘planners’ and ‘builders’. And that’s exactly who we are and what we do.

NRA member only offer

As an NRA member, Retail Doctor Group are offering you a 15-20 minute complementary diagnosis for your business over the phone.

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Retail Defender

Bistech’s Retail Defender is a cutting-edge Loss Prevention solution helping retailers to reduce loss due to employee fraud, training deficiencies and operational inefficiency.

The platform provides a comprehensive set of tools for Loss Prevention stakeholders to automate the identification of suspicious activity across their network of stores, seamlessly integrating with existing Point of Sale (POS) platforms and other sources.

Retail Defender helps retailers move away from exception-based “gut-feel” investigation to pro-active monitoring of all transactions.

The Retail Defender team comes from varied backgrounds, heavily weighted towards analytics and intelligence gathering.

What we offer

  • Retail Defender is a tried and tested platform used by many retail groups including Collins Food Limited and Retail Food Group
  • It allows retailers to:
    • Automatically review every transaction, alerting you to high-risk activity
    • Reduce time to identify and investigate from DAYS or WEEKS to MINUTES
    • Significantly reduce loss due to completed investigations, perceived capability deterrent and reduction in training/process deficiencies
    • Recover cost of implementation within months of deployment
    • Improve responsiveness to discover and act on new loopholes discovered
    • In-store, on the road or at HQ, access powerful mobile-friendly dashboards that guide users to high-risk stores & employees and provide simple tools to drill and investigate suspicious activity
    • Integrate data from your existing Point of Sale (POS) platform and optionally banking, time & attendance, supplier.

Read more at the Retail Defender Website: http://www.retaildefender.com.au

MarketMap

A cost-effective market intelligence solution

Large organisations leverage market intelligence data to gain superior insight into their geographic markets, for example when assessing a new store location, planning marketing campaigns, or adjusting their product to meet local demand. However these tools are usually too expensive or complex for small to medium retailers, costing thousands of dollars.

The NRA has launched an exclusive partnership with MarketMap which offers a cost-effective, online market intelligence tool that allows businesses of any size and budget to access the same kind of information. MarketMap pulls data from multiple sources such as the Census, daytime population stats, consumer spend and consumer lifestyle data, to give you a comprehensive view of local market trends.

MarketMap business intelligence reports start at just $150 and, through our exclusive partnership, NRA members receive a further 20% discount.

Click here for your NRA discount code (member login required) >>

Jobfit

Jobfit Health Group is a leading occupational healthcare provider, with wholly owned and operated centres across Australia. Jobfit occupational healthcare services assist your organisation & workforce in the areas of work injury prevention, work injury management & workplace health promotion. Their services include:

  • Pre-employment medicals
    Tailor your pre-employment medical assessments to specific job roles and workplace tasks.
  • Onsite medical services
    Our team of professionals will ensure optimal workplace health and safety on site, whether local, remote, offshore or corporate.
  • Work fitness assessments
    Ensure candidates are fit for work and suitable through a comprehensive functional capacity assessment.
  • Medical expert services
    Providing assessments in supporting a return to work or in the prevention of workplace injuries.
  • Drug and alcohol screening
    Reduce workplace risk and maintain a safe working environment through effective drug screening.
  • Executive health assessments
    Our executive health assessment is a comprehensive medical and physical health check for busy executives.
  • Injury management & rehabilitation
    An integrated approach to injury management with our specialist team of occupational healthcare professionals
  • Health and wellness
    Tailored solutions that promote workplace health, including skin cancer checks and workplace flu vaccinations.
Traffika

At Traffika® our mission is to build thriving digital businesses of the future.

As a multi-disciplined Digital Business Generation team, we integrate strategic consulting, digital marketing and leading technologies to grow your retail or franchise business. 

Click here to learn more about Traffika.

Hardware Australia

We are a not for profit association who deliver expert services and advice. We represent the interests of hardware, building supplies industries and their suppliers. Our objective is to protect, promote and support you, your business and your industry.
Our services, including training, legal support, savings are delivered by an in-house team of highly trained staff with decades of retail specific knowledge and experience.

For more information contact us here or call 1800 445 522.

Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Biz Better Together

For the business operator in Australia today, it can be a challenge to keep up with the daily demands of rostering, wages, inventory, and doing the books; there’s no time to consider how technology, working effectively with your people, or emerging business practices could make your business better. At least, until now.

At Biz Better Together we are gathering the best business information in one central location, and more content will be added regularly. By registering with us, you can have the information most relevant to your business automatically delivered right to your inbox. You can be the first to hear about the latest developments in best business practices, business training and events.

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knowITall

knowITall is the next generation in retail business data mining & custom loyalty marketing programs.

knowITall Loyalty Systems Pty Ltd is managed by a group of IT & marketing professionals providing services to the retail industry, with expertise in community pharmacy.

Having identified a lack of reporting capabilities and functionality available within current loyalty systems, knowITall provides up to date and relevant information that was previously unavailable to the pharmacy owner in a simple intuitive manner. It is a scalable, tailored loyalty and customer management solution that captures customer information and buyer behaviour and enables pharmacies to customise their client interactions and marketing activity accordingly.

Our vision is to provide timely information that enables the pharmacy to reward your customers’ loyalty and implement effective marketing campaigns thereby remaining competitive in the marketplace well into the future.

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QIC

Created in 1991 by the Queensland government to serve its long term investment responsibilities, we have grown into a Global Diversified Alternatives business. 

We focus on our clients and their clients, first, last and only. Their objectives are our only objectives. We deliver to over 90 like-minded institutional investors in Australia and internationally.

We are bound by a common philosophy – to deliver investment outcomes. We have the capabilities relevant for today’s investment landscape. Spanning infrastructure, real estate, liquid strategies, private equity, and multi-asset solutions, we adapt our approach to suit our clients and the investment context.

Predictability has built our reputation. It’s in our DNA, embedded in our asset classes and delivered in our returns.  It’s what we pursue day in, day out for our clients and why over $78 billion dollars* of people’s dreams are entrusted with us.

Retail Express

Retail Express delivers market leading cloud based POS and Inventory Management software, designed specifically to reduce costs, improve efficiency and grow sales. Our comprehensive POS system includes the full spectrum of functionality including inventory management, integrated webstore, loyalty program, marketing, business intelligence and logistics.

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The New Retail Revolution

The New Retail Revolution is a hub for retail business owners. It is a place for retailers to come to be supported, guided, directed, consulted, advised, trained, mentored and coached with an individual approach because as we know “One Size Does Not Fit All” in this industry.

The New Retail Revolution mantra is “Life is Retail, Retail is Life” as we believe the centre of the business universe is retail. Whatever business you are in, you have something to sell… A product, a service, your opinion, or your advice; otherwise you are not running a business.

However, business is much more than showing up every day and selling. It’s about people, it’s about systems, it’s about capital, it’s about cash flow, it’s about marketing, and it’s about training. But most important of all it’s about doing all of these things consistently well, day in day out.

With the evolution of technology, and the access of internet shopping to everyone with an iPhone or tablet in their hand, Joanna Arhontis, founder of The New Retail Revolution, was troubled by the constant outcry that “bricks and mortar stores are dying”. She does not believe this to be true and so has set about returning excitement and energy back to the retail game. She believes that Bricks and Mortar Stores are just as important as they have always been it is just that retailers need to work a bit differently.

With over 20 years of retail experience, Joanna has worked in all aspects of the retail game from SME, corporate stores and franchising, culminating in owning and running her own 200 square metre store filled with over 14,000 lines and half a million dollars worth of stock.

The New Retail Revolution team understand your problems and issues because they have worked through them before with other companies. Trust that they will give you amazing strategies and ideas to help you build the business that you love because they love it too. They will roll up their sleeves and hop into the trenches with you to give you the results that you are looking for.

If you are in retail then you have something to learn from Joanna and The New Retail Revolution team. Let them help you take your business to the next level.  Visit www.TheNewRetailRevolution.com to find out more.

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