December retail drops by 3.9 per cent

December retail trade figures released today show a 3.9 percent drop in spending, suggesting Aussie consumers strained by the...

December retail trade figures released today show a 3.9 percent drop in spending, suggesting Aussie consumers strained by the cost of living spent big in the sales events in the month prior. National Retail Association CEO Greg Griffith said overall the statistics are a positive indicator for the sector. “Retailers and...

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New mandatory safety standard for non-refillable helium cylinders – what you need to know

The Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Financial Services the Hon. Stephen Jones MP has introduced a new mandatory safety...

The Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Financial Services the Hon. Stephen Jones MP has introduced a new mandatory safety standard for non-refillable helium cylinders. The new safety standard seeks to reduce harm from deliberate misuse. The Consumer Goods (Non-refillable Helium Cylinders) Safety Standard comes into effect on 16 April 2023. What the industry needs...

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Greg Griffiths commences with the NRA as CEO

The National Retail Association is excited to have our new CEO, Greg Griffith, join the team in full effect...

The National Retail Association is excited to have our new CEO, Greg Griffith, join the team in full effect from this week. Following an announcement late last year that Greg had been appointed to lead our Association, Greg officially stepped into the role on Monday 30 January. Greg joins the NRA...

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New Family and Domestic Violence Leave entitlements begin February 1

Following the passage of the Fair Work Amendment (Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave) Act 2022 (the Act) in...

Following the passage of the Fair Work Amendment (Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave) Act 2022 (the Act) in November last year, 1 February 2023 marks the day many employees become entitled to ten days of paid leave for occasions where they need time off work to deal with...

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Cost of living bites into school lunches

Parents challenged by the soaring cost of groceries can be reassured that pre-prepared foods still have their place in...

Parents challenged by the soaring cost of groceries can be reassured that pre-prepared foods still have their place in childrens lunchboxes, experts say. National Retail Association’s Health and Nutrition Advisor Dr Alan Barclay said with school resuming this week families can rely on affordable, nutritious pre-packaged food items for school...

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Meet Colin, your new face of NRA membership.

The National Retail Association is excited to welcome our new National Relationships Manager, Colin Fruk, to our team. Colin will...

The National Retail Association is excited to welcome our new National Relationships Manager, Colin Fruk, to our team. Colin will be leading and nurturing all relationships with our members and partners, and focussing on delivering an even higher level of service and attention within our valued network. Colin Fruk is an...

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Victorian retailers prepare with 2 weeks until plastics ban

The Victorian Government is implementing a single-use plastic ban across Victoria on February 1. Single-use plastic drinking straws and stirrers,...

The Victorian Government is implementing a single-use plastic ban across Victoria on February 1. Single-use plastic drinking straws and stirrers, single-use plastic cutlery, single-use plastic plates, single-use plastic cotton buds and food service items and drink containers made from expanded polystyrene will be banned. The National Retail Association were engaged to...

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Key retail events to lookout for in 2023

The beginning of a new year is a great time to forecast your major retail events and make a...

The beginning of a new year is a great time to forecast your major retail events and make a head start on preparing for success. 2023 is coming stacked with retail events and opportunities so we’ve done the hard work for you and collated all key events and sales so...

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Black Friday sales carry retail through record growth

Data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today has revealed November’s retail trade rose by 1.4 per cent,...

Data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today has revealed November’s retail trade rose by 1.4 per cent, with the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales period spurring a spending frenzy on discretionary items. Peak industry body the National Retail Association interim CEO Lindsay Carroll said the monthly result...

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Are you a packaging or labelling business?

ARE YOU A PACKAGING OR LABELLING BUSINESS? This opportunity might be for you! Calling all packaging and labelling manufacturers, distributors...

ARE YOU A PACKAGING OR LABELLING BUSINESS? This opportunity might be for you! Calling all packaging and labelling manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers. In May 2023, the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) will be launching a new packaging platform on the ARL Marketplace. Its purpose is to provide a simple sourcing solution...

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NRA calls for more collaboration to improve modern slavery outcomes

Businesses operating in Australia with a turnover of $100 million or more are required under the Modern Slavery Act...

Businesses operating in Australia with a turnover of $100 million or more are required under the Modern Slavery Act to tackle modern slavery in their operations and supply chain, submitting an annual statement to outline their progress. Recently the Federal Government called for submissions as part of a review of...

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Powering retail growth in 2023

The last few years have been an interesting time. From rising inflation to dealing with pandemics, war, an energy...

The last few years have been an interesting time. From rising inflation to dealing with pandemics, war, an energy crisis, and sharply declining consumer confidence, retailers have had to adapt to the most unpredictable circumstances the economy has seen in over 50 years. The effects of these macro trends have...

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Boxing Day cash splash to wrap up festive season

Retailers across the country are bracing themselves for the biggest event of the year as shoppers are predicted to...

Retailers across the country are bracing themselves for the biggest event of the year as shoppers are predicted to splurge $3 billion nationwide on the Boxing Day sales. The National Retail Association has forecast the record spend as consumers continue to help drive the economy in the face of cost-of-living...

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Recalls don’t take breaks

As Australian retail approaches the busiest time of the year, it is important for brand owners to remember there...

As Australian retail approaches the busiest time of the year, it is important for brand owners to remember there is no anticipating when a product recall might occur. A product recall was issued on 16 December this year for contaminated baby spinach and quickly escalated over subsequent days to include...

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Queenslanders encouraged to have say on spirit, wine bottle refunds

Queenslanders are being asked to serve up their views on expanding the Palaszczuk Government’s popular Containers for Change program...

Queenslanders are being asked to serve up their views on expanding the Palaszczuk Government’s popular Containers for Change program to include glass wine and spirit bottles. An online survey and discussion paper have been launched asking Queenslanders and industry to have their say on growing the recycling scheme which puts...

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Retailers urge shoppers to respect workers ahead of Christmas stampede

Peak body the National Retail Association supports the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association’s (SDAs) message to shoppers to...

Peak body the National Retail Association supports the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association’s (SDAs) message to shoppers to be calm and respectful of workers as we enter the excitement of the Christmas holiday season. The SDA, representing retail, fast food, and warehousing workers and has urged Australian consumers to...

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