Empty suburban Brisbane shopfronts to be filled

As Brisbane recovers from COVID lockdown the Brisbane City Council is bringing the suburbs back to life by encouraging...

As Brisbane recovers from COVID lockdown the Brisbane City Council is bringing the suburbs back to life by encouraging pop-up use of empty suburban shopfronts. Suburban Shopfront Activation is an innovative pilot program that encourages property owners with vacant premises in Brisbane suburbs to provide temporary use of their spaces...

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SafeCity Network: Brisbane CBD retailers alarming reports of youth chroming, assaults and harassment

The following trends in retail crime have been witnessed by Brisbane retailers of the past few weeks, as relayed...

The following trends in retail crime have been witnessed by Brisbane retailers of the past few weeks, as relayed across the National Retail Association's SafeCity Network. Retailers in Brisbane should be aware of an alarming trend of youths shoplifting Rexona aerosol cans for chroming purposes (the act of inhaling household...

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SafeCity Network: Brisbane shopping centre experiencing major increase in crime

Retailers in a major inner-city Brisbane shopping centre are bearing the brunt of a recent community housing initiative moving...

Retailers in a major inner-city Brisbane shopping centre are bearing the brunt of a recent community housing initiative moving vulnerable people from a city residence to accommodation previously used as student housing. We understand that these residents are experiencing hardship and everyone is entitled to, and indeed deserves, safe housing....

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SafeCity Network: Shoplifting and drug- or alcohol-affected antisocial behaviour becoming the norm?

The National Retail Association recently visited two major inner-city suburban street precincts and found vastly different retailer sentiment towards...

The National Retail Association recently visited two major inner-city suburban street precincts and found vastly different retailer sentiment towards crime and customer aggression. Precinct A: Retailers believe their close proximity to Centrelink, probation and parole offices, multiple employment agencies and a methadone clinic can be linked to their rampant shoplifting...

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SafeCity Network Brisbane – Shopping Centres versus CBD crime

The following trends in retail crime have been witnessed by Brisbane retailers over the past few weeks, as relayed...

The following trends in retail crime have been witnessed by Brisbane retailers over the past few weeks, as relayed across the National Retail Association's SafeCity Network. The National Retail Association recently visited a major shopping centre in Brisbane and has found crime has been comparatively lower than in the CBD. Shopping...

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Brisbane small businesses to expect $6.6 million fee cuts if LNP re-elected on March 28

In a media release sent out Wednesday, 26 February, Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner unveiled plans to assist the...

In a media release sent out Wednesday, 26 February, Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner unveiled plans to assist the faltering small business sector should the LNP administration be re-elected this March.   Under this administration,  Brisbane would see the following investments in small business: Slash payment terms for small businesses supplying...

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SafeCity Network Brisbane – Crime Bulletin 27 November 2019

The following trends in retail crime have been witnessed by Brisbane retailers over the past few weeks, as relayed...

The following trends in retail crime have been witnessed by Brisbane retailers over the past few weeks, as relayed across the National Retail Association SafeCity Network. Thank you to all of the retailers reporting these crimes and trends. The more we all report, the more we all know. Products being targeted Gaming...

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SafeCity Network Brisbane – Crime Bulletin 12 November 2019

The following trends in retail crime have been witnessed by Brisbane retailers over the past few weeks, as relayed...

The following trends in retail crime have been witnessed by Brisbane retailers over the past few weeks, as relayed across the National Retail Association SafeCity Network. Thank you to all of the retailers reporting these crimes and trends. The more we all report, the more we all know. Products being targeted Guess...

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Free Crime Update Workshop for Brisbane retailers

All members of the NRA SafeCity Network are invited to come along to the next Retail Crime Update meetings. In this one-hour meeting,...

All members of the NRA SafeCity Network are invited to come along to the next Retail Crime Update meetings. In this one-hour meeting, the NRA will provide an update on current crime trends occurring in the Brisbane area and invite all retailers to share their experiences of the crime affecting their business. This is...

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Retailers band together to combat scammers

Brisbane CBD and Fortitude Valley retailers will band together next week, in the Australia-first, National Retail Association (NRA) SafeCity...

Brisbane CBD and Fortitude Valley retailers will band together next week, in the Australia-first, National Retail Association (NRA) SafeCity Network trial to share their experiences of retail crime, on the back of a spate of scammer incidents in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. NRA Policy Manager David Stout said that...

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High-tech bid to fight retail crime in the Brisbane CBD

Brisbane retailers are teaming up with the Brisbane City Council and Crime Stoppers in a high-tech bid to stamp...

Brisbane retailers are teaming up with the Brisbane City Council and Crime Stoppers in a high-tech bid to stamp out crime in the CBD and Fortitude Valley. The National Retail Association’s SafeCity Network will be switched on in March next year, thanks to backing from the Federal Government’s Safer Streets...

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New shipping ‘club’ launching today, a welcome move for retailers

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today welcomed the arrival of Australia Post’s new shipping membership program, Shipster, as...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today welcomed the arrival of Australia Post’s new shipping membership program, Shipster, as a crucial move toward helping Australian businesses keep up with a rapidly-changing consumer market. NRA CEO Dominique Lamb said while innovative retailers were constantly changing up their business models to keep...

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More makeovers for department stores and shopping precincts

Source: Inside Retail More department stores and shopping centres are undergoing facelifts to meet contemporary trends and demand. BRISBANE: Property investor, Precision...

Source: Inside Retail More department stores and shopping centres are undergoing facelifts to meet contemporary trends and demand. BRISBANE: Property investor, Precision Group, has begun a major redevelopment of MacArthur Central Shopping Centre in Brisbane’s CBD. The redevelopment includes the relocation and expansion of jewellery house, Hardy Brothers, from Queen Street which...

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Discussing disruption in retail

QUT BUSINESS BREAKFAST  BRISBANE: FRI 27 APRIL Just as Airbnb disrupted the hotel sector and Uber disrupted the taxi industry, retail is...

QUT BUSINESS BREAKFAST  BRISBANE: FRI 27 APRIL Just as Airbnb disrupted the hotel sector and Uber disrupted the taxi industry, retail is facing its own seismic changes. In the first retail-themed QUT Business Breakfast for 2017, National Retail Association CEO, Dominique Lamb and QUT’s retail expert Assoc. Prof. Gary Mortimer, will explore retail disruption...

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Retail 5.0: Check-out the Future

EVENT: BRISBANE 7 MARCHFrom bartering stone axes to distributed exchange of digital artefacts: retail has been with us for...

EVENT: BRISBANE 7 MARCHFrom bartering stone axes to distributed exchange of digital artefacts: retail has been with us for as long as we can remember. As the digital economy dawns on us, we are all reconsidering our traditional understanding of retail.Retailers are racing to create competitive advantage. Customer centricity,...

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Queens Wharf mega-project commences

QUEENSLANDDestination Brisbane Consortium has finally taken possession of the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane development site to begin demolition and enabling...

QUEENSLANDDestination Brisbane Consortium has finally taken possession of the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane development site to begin demolition and enabling works on its $3 billion world-class integrated resort.For the next several years, the consortium will transform the historic yet underutilised Queen’s Wharf Brisbane CBD site into a vibrant tourism and...

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