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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Victoria Bag Ban: 1 November 2019

As announced by the Victorian Government last year, it will be illegal to supply a customer with a lightweight...

As announced by the Victorian Government last year, it will be illegal to supply a customer with a lightweight plastic shopping bag in Victoria from 1 November 2019. Over the past 6 months, the National Retail Association have been travelling across Victoria, engaging over 13,000 retailers in 180 locations to provide advice and...

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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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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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Don’t Bag Retail Staff – SDA campaign on new plastic bag bans

Single-use plastic bag bans are now in place across Queensland and Western Australia and all Coles and Woolworths stores...

Single-use plastic bag bans are now in place across Queensland and Western Australia and all Coles and Woolworths stores Australia-wide. The SDA, the union for retail and fast food workers, is running a “Don’t Bag Retail Staff” campaign as part of their ongoing work to stop abusive and violent behaviour...

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NRA continues to assist retailers with bag bans across Australia

Sunday marked the launch of two new bag bans in QLD and WA. A total of 6 Australian states...

Sunday marked the launch of two new bag bans in QLD and WA. A total of 6 Australian states and territories now have plastic bag bans in place. Several supermarkets and national chains also took the initiative to ban lightweight plastic bags in NSW and VIC where bag bans are...

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Supermarkets step up to meet global plastic challenge on World Environment Day

Media Release: Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP Minister for the Environment and Energy, Josh Frydenberg, says Australians used 5.66 billion single-use...

Media Release: Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP Minister for the Environment and Energy, Josh Frydenberg, says Australians used 5.66 billion single-use plastic bags last financial year. Some of which contributed to the 13 million tonnes of plastic which makes its way into our oceans each year, entangling or being eaten by...

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QLD and WA retailers prepare for plastic bag ban

The countdown is underway for Queensland retailers before they are forced to permanently bin the plastic bag ahead of...

The countdown is underway for Queensland retailers before they are forced to permanently bin the plastic bag ahead of bans that will take effect on July 1 2018. The National Retail Association (NRA) will be touring local shopping precincts to provide advice for retailers preparing for the impending ban on...

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Red Rooster and Oporto to Get Rid of Single-Use Plastic Bags

Parent company Craveable Brands says some restaurants will be plastic bag-free within a month. Red Rooster, Oporto and Western Australian...

Parent company Craveable Brands says some restaurants will be plastic bag-free within a month. Red Rooster, Oporto and Western Australian fast-food chain Chicken Treat have begun to phase out single-use plastic bags across their 570 Australian restaurants. Parent company Craveable Brands announced today it would be removing single-use bags by no...

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Western Australian retailers: Six months to prepare for the plastic bag ban

Western Australia is joining Queensland retailers in 'banning the bag' on 1 July 2018 Public submissions now open for upcoming...

Western Australia is joining Queensland retailers in 'banning the bag' on 1 July 2018 Public submissions now open for upcoming plastic bag ban Feedback welcome via online survey or written submission Western Australians are being urged to start changing their plastic bag use with less than six months to go until the...

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Message from the CEO: 31 October 2017

The SMH this week reported that consultancy firm McKinsey has forecast the volume of freight passing through Australian cities...

The SMH this week reported that consultancy firm McKinsey has forecast the volume of freight passing through Australian cities is projected to increase 40 per cent by 2050, driven in part by ecommerce.  With the added weight of Urban Futurist Stephen Yarwood’s predictions online retail could fast-tract autonomous transport, it’s...

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Seeking views on plastic bag ban

Victorian Members: If you are one of our Victorian members, please note that the Victorian State Government is seeking views...

Victorian Members: If you are one of our Victorian members, please note that the Victorian State Government is seeking views from the industry and wider community on potentially banning single-use lightweight plastic shopping bags. A number of states have already introduced similar bans (most recently Queensland) and the NRA strongly urges...

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Message from the CEO: 29 August 2017

Implementing a successful marketing strategy is instrumental to the success of any retail outlet. One of the easiest and...

Implementing a successful marketing strategy is instrumental to the success of any retail outlet. One of the easiest and most effective ways to market your brand -  or a specific line of products - is to offer promotional deals that leave shoppers feeling as though they are getting bang...

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Message from the CEO: 22 August 2017

As mentioned in the last edition of NRR, the NRA has announced its finalists for the 2017 National Retail...

As mentioned in the last edition of NRR, the NRA has announced its finalists for the 2017 National Retail Awards. As has been the case in previous years, yet again the entries we received in 2017 have been of a very high standard. The quality of nominations is a testament...

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