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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Message from the CEO: 12 November 2019

Last week’s ABS retail figures demonstrated that retail is still yet to awaken from its slow sales slumber. Although turnover...

Last week’s ABS retail figures demonstrated that retail is still yet to awaken from its slow sales slumber. Although turnover across the sector rose by 0.2 per cent for September, it was still below what the NRA and many commentators were predicting. While it’s certainly too early to say that...

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Retailers welcome SA Boxing Day trade

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today lauded the decision by the South Australian Government to again approve Boxing...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today lauded the decision by the South Australian Government to again approve Boxing Day trade in Adelaide suburbs claiming it will lead to a sales bonanza. NRA Manager of Industry Policy David Stout said that the announcement was a boon for retailers across suburban...

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Retailers ready themselves for another blockbuster Christmas bonanza

Christmas is the biggest period on the Australian retail calendar. Throughout November and December, Aussies flock to the shops...

Christmas is the biggest period on the Australian retail calendar. Throughout November and December, Aussies flock to the shops to purchase presents, fresh food and other goods for the festive season. It is also a vital time of year for retailers across the nation. A bumper Christmas harvest not only...

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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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Retailers ready to consult with government on plastic policy

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today declared that it is ready to consult with the Queensland Government on...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today declared that it is ready to consult with the Queensland Government on proposed reforms to single-use plastic laws. Earlier today Queensland Environment Minister Leanne Enoch announced that the Government would look to introduce legislation to scrap items such as plastic straws, cutlery and...

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Chargeback fraud on the rise following changes to merchant rules

By Alexander Millman and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal Members of the National Retail Association (NRA) are experiencing an increase in...

By Alexander Millman and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal Members of the National Retail Association (NRA) are experiencing an increase in chargeback fraud following changes to the transaction disputation rules of major card providers. In 2018, both Visa and MasterCard changed their transaction disputation rules to make the process of challenging a...

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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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Small and medium businesses benefitting from greater connectivity

 THE HON PAUL FLETCHER MP Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts MEDIA RELEASE 1 November 2019 Small and medium businesses benefitting...

 THE HON PAUL FLETCHER MP Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts MEDIA RELEASE 1 November 2019 Small and medium businesses benefitting from greater connectivity Greater access to fast broadband delivered by the National Broadband Network (NBN) is delivering a boost to Australian small to medium businesses, according to new research released...

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Message from the CEO: 5 November 2019

Compliance with industrial relations laws in Australia can be highly complicated, but it’s something which all businesses need to...

Compliance with industrial relations laws in Australia can be highly complicated, but it’s something which all businesses need to understand. Wage compliance is a topic that has dominated headlines over the last 18 months. Businesses ranging from restaurant chains, to cosmetic stores and even the Australian Broadcasting Channel (ABC) have been found...

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Michels Patisserie Toronto: 2019 Franchisee of the Year

The 2019 National Retail Awards were the highlight of our September, gathering the creme de la creme of retail...

The 2019 National Retail Awards were the highlight of our September, gathering the creme de la creme of retail together to celebrate the industry and achievements. Thirteen categories highlighted the excellent work from different areas of retail. Today we put the spotlight on our Franchisees of the Year, Anne Li...

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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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September sales show retail still in a slumber

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

The National Retail Association (NRA) has said that today’s Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) retail trade figures for September demonstrate that more still needs to be done to lift the sector out of its sales slumber. Despite cuts to income taxes and the RBA dropping interest rates to record levels,...

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Victorian retailers ready to bin old-fashioned plastic bags

Thousands of retailers across Victoria have already made the switch to more sustainable carry bags ahead of the ban...

Thousands of retailers across Victoria have already made the switch to more sustainable carry bags ahead of the ban on lightweight plastic shopping bags coming into force from this Friday. The National Retail Association, which has partnered with the Victorian Government to educate business owners about the ban, praised the...

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