Aussies set to splash the cash during 10-day Christmas countdown

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today forecast Aussie shoppers to splash over $17 billion dollars in the final...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today forecast Aussie shoppers to splash over $17 billion dollars in the final ten days before Christmas. Retailers across the country are busily preparing themselves as Australians finalise last minute Christmas shopping and stock up on festive food for Christmas Day celebrations. NRA CEO Dominique...

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Message from the CEO: 11 December 2018

It’s hard to believe that we are now just two weeks away from Christmas Day! I know that many...

It’s hard to believe that we are now just two weeks away from Christmas Day! I know that many of you are in full swing as you enter the most frantic part of the festive season, so I’ll keep this week’s message brief. Last Thursday the ABS released its October...

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Retailers welcome Morrison Government action to end business-destroying double-dipping claims by casual workers

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today welcomed the announcement by the federal government that it is acting rapidly...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today welcomed the announcement by the federal government that it is acting rapidly to prevent business-destroying double-dipping claims that are unfair and put economic growth and jobs at risk. It follows a recent Federal Court ruling that a casual truck driver, Paul Skene, employed by WorkPac was...

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Share your success story on disability employment and make a difference

Research has shown that the retail industry is one of the most open to hiring people with disability in...

Research has shown that the retail industry is one of the most open to hiring people with disability in Australia when compared to other industries. By sharing stories of success, retailers can use their influence to encourage other businesses to follow suit and create more inclusive, diverse workplaces. The NRA is...

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Retail shows positive signs ahead of all-important Christmas trading period

MEDIA RELEASE December 6, 2018   The retail sector has recorded a steady increase in sales during October, as business owners look...

MEDIA RELEASE December 6, 2018   The retail sector has recorded a steady increase in sales during October, as business owners look for signs of strengthening consumer confidence ahead of the vital Christmas trading period. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today reported an increase of 0.3 per cent in total sales nationwide...

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Message from the CEO – 4 December 2018

As the second largest employer of any industry in Australia, and the largest employer of young people, the retail...

As the second largest employer of any industry in Australia, and the largest employer of young people, the retail sector has a crucial role to play in the Australian economy. A strong retail sector means more jobs for more Australians, not to mention better access to goods and services for...

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Calling all smb owners: give yourself some time back

Written by Paige Poignand-Smith, News Xtend As a small to medium-sized business owner, you probably fill a number of roles...

Written by Paige Poignand-Smith, News Xtend As a small to medium-sized business owner, you probably fill a number of roles in a day to ensure that your business runs like a well-oiled machine, and often find yourself quite time poor. Each day involves checking your emails, swiftly moving on to delegating...

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Elementary, my dear Commissioner: Foodora dismissal case changes nothing

By Alex Millman and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal On Friday 16 November 2018, the Fair Work Commission handed down its...

By Alex Millman and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal On Friday 16 November 2018, the Fair Work Commission handed down its decision in an unfair dismissal claim against food delivery app service Foodora. The case, brought by former Melbourne Foodora rider Mr Josh Klooger with the assistance of the Transport Workers’ Union,...

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eBay predicts 2018’s Busiest Online Shopping Day

Australia’s number one shopping destination ebay.com.au is forecasting Monday 3 December will see the most Aussies shopping online in...

Australia’s number one shopping destination ebay.com.au is forecasting Monday 3 December will see the most Aussies shopping online in 2018. eBay estimates that more than 2.6-million people will visit ebay.com.au, with 1.8-million of those shopping on mobile devices. Throughout the day there will be 4 gifts purchased every second, with...

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1.5 billion single use plastic bags eliminated since July

A total of 1.5 billion single-use plastic carry bags have been eliminated since major supermarkets implemented their self-imposed bans...

A total of 1.5 billion single-use plastic carry bags have been eliminated since major supermarkets implemented their self-imposed bans in July, according to the National Retail Association (NRA). The decision by Australia’s two biggest supermarkets to no longer offer single-use free plastic carry bags also coincided with a state-wide ban...

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Retailers back buy now, pay later services

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today come out and backed buy now, pay later service providers such as...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today come out and backed buy now, pay later service providers such as Afterpay, OpenPay and ZipPay. This follows moves by regulator ASIC to impose additional oversight powers and Federal Labor flagging its support for further regulation. NRA Deputy CEO Lindsay Carroll said it is...

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Member Spotlight: Vicki Klunyk, GM People & Culture at SurfStitch

We interviewed our members to hear their insights and adventures in the retail world. Meet Vicki Klunyk, General Manger...

We interviewed our members to hear their insights and adventures in the retail world. Meet Vicki Klunyk, General Manger of People and Culture at SurfStitch How long have you been in retail? / How did your retail career begin? I started in retail in 1986 when I joined Myer in...

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Message from the CEO: 27 November 2018

With the fast-changing nature of the modern retail environment it is critical that the NRA stays in front of...

With the fast-changing nature of the modern retail environment it is critical that the NRA stays in front of all emerging trends. Part of this means having both relevant and broad representation in our organization’s leadership that understands fully the key issues facing retail and how to best navigate...

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A timely reminder about “block out” periods

By Calum Woods and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal If your business relies on a block out period to manage leave...

By Calum Woods and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal If your business relies on a block out period to manage leave requests during the busy season (or you’re thinking about implementing one), there are some important things you need to know. The Fair Work Act 2009 requires that in most cases, annual...

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Grasping SEO – a beginner’s guide

Written by Dionne Alaveras, News Xtend We have all heard how crucial driving traffic to your website is and we...

Written by Dionne Alaveras, News Xtend We have all heard how crucial driving traffic to your website is and we understand people reading are probably thinking ‘but how does this affect my bottom line?’ You invest dollars into marketing and you want to see that bottom line shift and you are...

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Members overwhelmingly endorse the NRA’s direction and performance

The National Retail Association’s Chairman and Directors have been re-elected unchallenged, in a strong show of faith by members...

The National Retail Association’s Chairman and Directors have been re-elected unchallenged, in a strong show of faith by members in the performance and direction of their association. Chair Mark Brodie, Deputy Chair Ian Winterburn and Directors Kristine Skippington, Geoff Hogg and Tim Schaafsma resumed their positions at today’s annual general...

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