How integrated systems give your business superpowers

The right technology in retail can help to reduce complexity, streamline processes and automate tasks. Here’s how… From embracing remote...

The right technology in retail can help to reduce complexity, streamline processes and automate tasks. Here’s how… From embracing remote working to the rise of ecommerce, the COVID-19 pandemic has helped accelerate all manner of existing technological trends. And another trend amplified in recent times? Small and medium businesses have been embracing the kinds...

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Grants up to $10,000 available for select main street businesses in Adelaide

City businesses along six of Adelaide’s most iconic eating and retail strips are being urged to take advantage of...

City businesses along six of Adelaide’s most iconic eating and retail strips are being urged to take advantage of new grants of up to $10,000 to enhance and activate their outdoor areas, helping to drive patronage and support jobs. The Marshall Liberal Government has committed $200,000 to support small businesses...

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Can your internet connection keep up with the demands of modern retail?

In many ways, connectivity powered Australian retailers through the pandemic. This is not to say businesses weren’t impacted by lockdowns...

In many ways, connectivity powered Australian retailers through the pandemic. This is not to say businesses weren’t impacted by lockdowns - certainly, retailers bore the brunt of the economic fallout. However, retailers that were able to pivot operations towards digitisation fared far better than those that were unable - or...

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Message from the CEO | 13 April 2021

As foreshadowed in last week’s CEO column, media reporting in recent days has covered the upcoming Annual Wage Review...

As foreshadowed in last week’s CEO column, media reporting in recent days has covered the upcoming Annual Wage Review decision. The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has undoubtedly got a difficult decision ahead of itself. Unions are calling for a 3.5 per cent increase beginning from 1 July while industry groups,...

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$1500 rebate scheme available for NSW small businesses

Small businesses are encouraged to sign up for a new $1500 rebate scheme to help cover the cost of...

Small businesses are encouraged to sign up for a new $1500 rebate scheme to help cover the cost of NSW and local government fees and charges. Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate was designed to benefit tens of thousands of small businesses across the state...

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Who really brings the value to a retail lease deal – the owner or the tenant?

By Dylan O’Donnell, Managing Director, Victoria – Lpc Cresa Most retail tenants do not realise (or even consider) the...

By Dylan O’Donnell, Managing Director, Victoria – Lpc Cresa Most retail tenants do not realise (or even consider) the true value they bring to a lease negotiation. Often, simply being aware of what a deal is worth to the landlord can help a tenant to structure a lease in...

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Reminder: Victorian Government QR Code Service now mandatory from March 26

Record keeping continues to be an important tool for helping Victoria stay safe and stay open, however, the National...

Record keeping continues to be an important tool for helping Victoria stay safe and stay open, however, the National Retail Association (NRA) have received feedback reporting some confusion surrounding the mandatory Victorian Government QR Code Service that was implemented from March 26.  The QR code service is free for businesses,...

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Our sustainability commitment to halving food waste by 2030

The National Retail Association (NRA) is committed to a sustainable future through representing retailers nationally to make sustainable choices,...

The National Retail Association (NRA) is committed to a sustainable future through representing retailers nationally to make sustainable choices, reduce shrinkage, and limit their carbon footprint. We are the only foundation partners in the retail industry working with the newly formed Stop Food Waste Australia with the vision to...

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Accredited versus non-accredited training

It can be very difficult knowing which courses and qualifications are the most beneficial for you to reach your...

It can be very difficult knowing which courses and qualifications are the most beneficial for you to reach your career goals. It can be even more difficult, and often frustrating, trying to figure out what all the training jargon means, and what value each course actually brings you. The most...

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When can you trade this Anzac Day weekend?

The National Retail Association recognises Anzac Day as an important national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand...

The National Retail Association recognises Anzac Day as an important national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that commemorates all who served and died in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations and the contribution and suffering of all those who have served. Anzac Day trading hours This year,...

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Additional hours for South Australian retailers over Anzac Day weekend

The Honourable Rob Lucas MLC, has declared an exemption pursuant to section 5 of the Shop Trading Hours Act...

The Honourable Rob Lucas MLC, has declared an exemption pursuant to section 5 of the Shop Trading Hours Act 1977 to allow non-exempt shops (excluding car and boat dealerships) in the Adelaide suburbs (Metropolitan Shopping District and Glenelg Tourist Precinct) to trade additional hours over the 2021 Anzac Day...

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Message from the CEO | 6 April 2021

I hope you all had an enjoyable and successful Easter weekend. With many Australians taking full advantage of the...

I hope you all had an enjoyable and successful Easter weekend. With many Australians taking full advantage of the extra-long weekend, it is traditionally a busy time for retailers across the country and with any luck 2021 was no different. In particular, hopefully those of you operating in tourist...

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CBA now offers business loans with variable interest rates from 2.60%

Commonwealth Bank (CBA) has today announced the details of the loans it will offer from 1 April 2021 under...

Commonwealth Bank (CBA) has today announced the details of the loans it will offer from 1 April 2021 under the Federal Government’s SME Recovery Loan Scheme. Eligible businesses can now apply to CBA for loans up to $5 million with variable interest rates from as low as 2.6% p.a. for...

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Check In Qld App to be mandatory for pubs, restaurants and cafes

Following the community transmission that led to the 3-day lockdown in Greater Brisbane, it was announced yesterday that the...

Following the community transmission that led to the 3-day lockdown in Greater Brisbane, it was announced yesterday that the Check In Qld app will be mandated for most hospitality businesses across Queensland from 1 May to assist with contact tracing efforts. We encourage all retailers to register to use the...

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Qld Govt urged to trust retailers to manage COVID risk after lockdown

The National Retail Association has urged the Queensland Government to take a “light touch” approach to businesses during the...

The National Retail Association has urged the Queensland Government to take a “light touch” approach to businesses during the current COVID outbreak, once the initial lockdown period ends. Amid speculation that the greater Brisbane closure may last longer than the initial three days, the NRA has urged the State Government...

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Retailers support ACT single-use plastics ban

The National Retail Association (NRA) welcomes the passing of legislation today to ban single-use plastic items in the ACT,...

The National Retail Association (NRA) welcomes the passing of legislation today to ban single-use plastic items in the ACT, starting with cutlery, stirrers, and expanded polystyrene food containers. The NRA commends the ACT Government’s strong track record reducing the impact of plastic waste and protecting our environment and marine life. The...

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