Election 2022 – what it means for business and retail

Both sides have finalised their major announcements in the Federal Election campaign, and the two leaders will spend the...

Both sides have finalised their major announcements in the Federal Election campaign, and the two leaders will spend the closing days touring marginal seats and pressing home their respective messages. For the Prime Minister Scott Morrison, the focus will continue to be on economic management and responsible management of...

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Two Weeks To Go Until Top Healthy Living Products and Trends Shine at Naturally Good 2022

Australia’s most popular health and well-being trade show – the 2022 Naturally Good Expo – will be opening its...

Australia’s most popular health and well-being trade show – the 2022 Naturally Good Expo – will be opening its doors in less than two weeks from 6-7 June at Sydney’s International Convention Centre, with online registration now open. Now in its eighth year, this year’s B2B expo will be more...

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Message from the CEO | 17 May 2022

Anxiety tends to heighten for retailers during elections as people traditionally stop spending in the leadup to the ballot....

Anxiety tends to heighten for retailers during elections as people traditionally stop spending in the leadup to the ballot. But waiting for customers to get over the fear of the unknown will not pay rents or wages. It’s times like these retailers need to build connections to weather downturns...

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Button battery mandatory standards come into effect 22 June 2022

The National Retail Association has been heavily involved in ensuring all parties across the supply chain from manufacturers through...

The National Retail Association has been heavily involved in ensuring all parties across the supply chain from manufacturers through to retailers and online suppliers are making responsible decisions about button battery safety when procuring, designing, developing, or retailing button-battery powered devices. In 2016, a multi-stakeholder industry working group devised the...

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Message from the CEO | 10 May 2022

In the coming weeks, we will see the Fair Work Commission hand down its decision on increasing award pay...

In the coming weeks, we will see the Fair Work Commission hand down its decision on increasing award pay rates. The National Retail Association understands that pay rates are one of the key factors in attracting and retaining good staff. But we also understand that while some sectors of the...

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This Mother’s Day, it’s time to upgrade your email marketing strategy

Partner article By Aparna Gray, Head of Marketing, APAC – Dotdigital With Easter behind us, it’s time for marketers to show...

Partner article By Aparna Gray, Head of Marketing, APAC – Dotdigital With Easter behind us, it’s time for marketers to show some love for their Mother’s Day marketing efforts. Over the years, Mother’s Day has become an established holiday and is proven to be a busy time for retailers. It's an...

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Kellogg’s pushes back on UK HFSS guidelines – what does this mean for the Australian marketplace?

Kellogg’s has launched a legal challenge against the UK Government’s upcoming restrictions on retail promotions for food and drink...

Kellogg’s has launched a legal challenge against the UK Government’s upcoming restrictions on retail promotions for food and drink high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS), claiming the rules unfairly represented breakfast cereals. The manufacturer argued that the application of the Nutrient Profiling Model (NPM) was wrong when it comes...

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Industry on track to meet sugar reduction targets by 2025

In a KPMG report commissioned by the Australian Beverages Council Limited (ABCL), Australia’s leading non-alcoholic beverage companies are on...

In a KPMG report commissioned by the Australian Beverages Council Limited (ABCL), Australia’s leading non-alcoholic beverage companies are on track to meet sugar reduction targets by 2025. In June 2018, the ABCL announced the nation’s first Sugar Reduction Pledge, committing the non-alcohol beverages industry to reduce sugars by 20 per...

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$1B for Small Business to Go Digital – The Details and How to Use It

The 2022-23 Federal Budget delivered much-needed tax breaks for small and mid-sized businesses. The biggest news was the allocation of up to...

The 2022-23 Federal Budget delivered much-needed tax breaks for small and mid-sized businesses. The biggest news was the allocation of up to $1 billion for digital adoption through the ‘Small Business Technology Investment Boost’ and ‘Small Business Skills and Training Boost’ measures. The new measures enable businesses to claim a $120 deduction on...

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Message from the CEO | 3 May 2022

At the NRA we pride ourselves on being the voice of modern retail, which is why it was a...

At the NRA we pride ourselves on being the voice of modern retail, which is why it was a delight for our leadership team to come together on Friday to discuss the state of the retail industry and the NRA’s strategy for the coming year. At the present time, all...

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A packed agenda makes NRXpo unmissable for retailers

The National Retail Expo is just over a week away - and our final release tickets are selling fast!...

The National Retail Expo is just over a week away - and our final release tickets are selling fast! Below are more examples of our panels and speakers, experts on issues that matter to our industry, to get you excited to discuss the future of retail at the inaugural...

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7-point buying plan to source products your customers will love

As a retailer, the secret to returning customers is selecting products and brands that will resonate with your customers...

As a retailer, the secret to returning customers is selecting products and brands that will resonate with your customers and sell at full price. The GenZ audience is especially tricky to please, as they are constantly inundated with new products and brands. How does one select unique items that...

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What to look forward to at NRXpo

Retail is constantly evolving to meet and surpass the changing needs of customers and our local communities. The pandemic...

Retail is constantly evolving to meet and surpass the changing needs of customers and our local communities. The pandemic accelerated digital and eCommerce trends, and now it’s time for bricks-and-mortar to focus on the industry's future. With 14 unique and insightful sessions, networking drinks and exhibition stalls, the NRXpo is...

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NRA & Retail Global to lead 2023 Vietnam Trade Delegation

Is Vietnam the new destination for manufacturing supply chain? Word is out that Vietnam is the new China. Retail Global...

Is Vietnam the new destination for manufacturing supply chain? Word is out that Vietnam is the new China. Retail Global and the National Retail Association have partnered with WhiteCorp International to give our members an “access all areas” tour across Vietnam in May 2023. “For the past few years, especially with...

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Retailers welcome change to isolation rules across Victoria and New South Wales

Retailers welcome the announcement to change close contact isolation rules in Victoria and New South Wales this weekend, anticipating...

Retailers welcome the announcement to change close contact isolation rules in Victoria and New South Wales this weekend, anticipating it will lessen the burden of labour shortages throughout the industry. National Retail Association CEO Dominique Lamb says the impact of isolation rules has been devastating for the retail and hospitality...

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Message from the CEO | 19 April 2022

As federal election campaigns of parties large and small gather momentum, retailers will be interested in what’s in it...

As federal election campaigns of parties large and small gather momentum, retailers will be interested in what’s in it for them. Hopefully, the May 21 result brings a government with enough balance of power to get cracking on what’s good for the country – and good for retail. In the...

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