5 tips to optimise your ecommerce conversion strategy

Online shopping is becoming a more convenient option than walking into a shop and looking for things you need....

Online shopping is becoming a more convenient option than walking into a shop and looking for things you need. And it is quite tempting—who wouldn’t want to scroll through dozens of shopping catalogues while sitting in the comforts of their home? In Australia alone, approximately 73% of families shopped...

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Message from the CEO: 25 February 2020

We are now just one week away from nominations opening for the 2020 National Retail Awards. From next Monday,...

We are now just one week away from nominations opening for the 2020 National Retail Awards. From next Monday, March 2, retailers from across the country will be able to lodge their nominations via our online portal.   It is completely free to enter, with the winners announced at our star-studded...

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Legal Beagles | Episode 6: Bullying in the workplace

A topic very near and dear to the Legal Beagles hearts.  Cal and Al return this week with a topic causing...

A topic very near and dear to the Legal Beagles hearts.  Cal and Al return this week with a topic causing some stress for well-known brands - workplace bullying (aka exhibit one for Cal's claim to the Fair Work Commission). But the topic of workplace bullying is no laughing matter. It...

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Retailers get behind Victoria bottle deposit scheme

The National Retail Association has today thrown its support behind Victoria’s new bottle deposit scheme, saying it will help...

The National Retail Association has today thrown its support behind Victoria’s new bottle deposit scheme, saying it will help create a more uniform national environment. CEO Dominique Lamb said the scheme announced by the State Government would help reduce the number of bottles finding their way into creeks and rivers,...

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Victorian Premier announces Container Deposit Scheme will go ahead

In a clear and concise Facebook post earlier this morning, Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews announced that Victoria will...

In a clear and concise Facebook post earlier this morning, Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews announced that Victoria will be the latest state adopted a container deposit scheme. The problem with drink containers They are the second most commonly littered item (after cigarette butts). They pollute the natural environment and...

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The essential guide to redundancy

By Calum Woods and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal In the current economic climate, it is critical for businesses to constantly...

By Calum Woods and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal In the current economic climate, it is critical for businesses to constantly identify opportunities to improve efficiency and reduce expenditure. While the prospect of redundancies is certainly not pleasant, they are often times unavoidable. Alongside the factors that necessitate a redundancy in the...

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Digital marketing ideas to boost your retail sales in Autumn

2019 has been a tough year overall for retailers in Australia. In the fall season or March, April, and...

2019 has been a tough year overall for retailers in Australia. In the fall season or March, April, and May last year, the retail industry saw slower growth than expected. Analysts attributed this to consumers' restraint in spending because of flat wages growth, falling house prices, debts, and other...

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Message from the CEO: 18 February 2020

As you all know only too well, Australian retail is currently confronting an unprecedented set of challenges. The full...

As you all know only too well, Australian retail is currently confronting an unprecedented set of challenges. The full impact from the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus is yet to be felt and it follows a summer of devastating drought and bushfires, as well as a flat economy more...

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WA Containers for Change Announces Scheme Pricing

The WA Containers for Change pricing scheme for first responsible suppliers (beverage manufacturers) has now been announced. Set to...

The WA Containers for Change pricing scheme for first responsible suppliers (beverage manufacturers) has now been announced. Set to commence operation on 2 June 2020, Containers for Change will provide a 10-cent refund for each eligible container returned for recycling at an approved Containers for Change Refund Point. The...

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NRA releases blueprint for Australian retail recovery

The National Retail Association (NRA) has released an ambitious blueprint designed to tackle the unprecedented challenges confronting the sector...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has released an ambitious blueprint designed to tackle the unprecedented challenges confronting the sector and set Australian retail on course for recovery. The full impact from the outbreak of the Coronavirus is yet to be fully felt and it follows a summer of devastating drought...

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ATO says it’s time for business to move to myGovID: Deadline approaching of AUSkey retiring in March

If you’re about to lodge a Business Activity Statement (BAS) through the ATO’s Business Portal, now is the time...

If you’re about to lodge a Business Activity Statement (BAS) through the ATO’s Business Portal, now is the time to make the switch. On 27 March, the ATO and 26 other government agencies will retire the decade old AUSkey and the Manage ABN Connections login credentials. This means anyone who...

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Small Business Digital Champions: Events to help your business

As Small Business Digital Champions, the National Retail Association is here to help you find the best ways to...

As Small Business Digital Champions, the National Retail Association is here to help you find the best ways to incorporate technology into your business. There are free or low-cost events offering advice and information for small businesses. See below for what’s on in your state or territory. Events by State     NSW  Bizruption 17...

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‘He said, she said’: Investigating sexual harassment in the workplace

By Andrew Piper and Calum Woods, NRA Legal Investigating an allegation of sexual harassment in the workplace can be one...

By Andrew Piper and Calum Woods, NRA Legal Investigating an allegation of sexual harassment in the workplace can be one of the greatest challenges a HR professional or employer can face. An allegation of sexual harassment in the workplace carries with it a number of significant implications. For the person making...

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Message from the CEO: 11 February 2020

Last week the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released its retail trade report for December 2019 and the results...

Last week the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released its retail trade report for December 2019 and the results were rather mixed. Although a drop in turnover of 0.5 per cent (seasonally adjusted) certainly does not sound ideal, the figure needs to put into a broader context. Given the...

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Is your store vulnerable to criminals? Handy checklist

The Queensland Police Service have recommended all businesses check their security measures following a spate of break and enter...

The Queensland Police Service have recommended all businesses check their security measures following a spate of break and enter offences. In multiple cases, offenders have turned off the power to a premises, which deactivated alarms and CCTV systems. The loss of these security measures make a premises vulnerable to criminals...

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December ABS results confirm shift in Christmas shopping behaviour

The National Retail Association (NRA) has said that today’s Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) retail trade figures for December...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has said that today’s Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) retail trade figures for December 2019 confirm that Christmas shopping behaviour by Australian consumers has shifted. Following a gigantic increase of 0.9 per cent in November, the December sales data reveals a drop in retail turnover...

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Coronavirus: Frequently asked questions by employers in the midst of an outbreak

By Thomas Parer and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal As we’ve entered a new year, we’ve seen the emergence of...

By Thomas Parer and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal As we’ve entered a new year, we’ve seen the emergence of a new danger, in the form of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. The first cases were reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan, in Hubei Province on 31 December...

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