Clothing textiles added to the Federal Minister’s Priority List for 2021-22

New to the Minister’s Priority List in 2021-22 is clothing textiles, as well as problematic and unnecessary single use...

New to the Minister’s Priority List in 2021-22 is clothing textiles, as well as problematic and unnecessary single use plastics. Reasons for inclusion In 2018–19 Australia generated 780,000 tonnes of textile waste, with clothing comprising roughly 39 per cent by weight. Only 7 per cent was recycled, with the remaining going...

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Key guidelines on children’s apparel product safety released

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today released the second revision of the Children’s Apparel Product Safety Guidelines in...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today released the second revision of the Children’s Apparel Product Safety Guidelines in an effort to improve child safety. The guidelines have been researched and compiled by the National Retail Association Technical Standards Committee group of quality assurance and product compliance specialists. Children’s apparel...

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Aussie shoppers splurge record $47.5 billion during Christmas, according to ABS

December 2017 retail sales data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has revealed that Australians splurged...

December 2017 retail sales data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has revealed that Australians splurged a record $47.5 billion during the 2017 Christmas period. The figures closely align with the pre-Christmas forecasts made by peak retail industry body the National Retail Association (NRA), who predicted $48...

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Stylerunner goes pop-up

Online athletic apparel retailer Stylerunner has ventured offline to trial their first physical pop-up store ‘Stylerunner LIT’ in Paddington,...

Online athletic apparel retailer Stylerunner has ventured offline to trial their first physical pop-up store ‘Stylerunner LIT’ in Paddington, Sydney.The pop-up store will offer a range of new and exclusive products, available only in the concept store, as well as a ‘customisation bar’ for apparel and shoes and a...

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Message from the CEO: 15 August 2016

Last week we discussed the Australian Bureau of Statistics retail trade figures for June, which continued a year-long pattern...

Last week we discussed the Australian Bureau of Statistics retail trade figures for June, which continued a year-long pattern for the sector of almost standing still when population growth is factored in. As we’ve been analysing the highlights of the industry over the last year, however, there have generally...

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Clothes for a Cause – taking training one step further

At the National Retail Association (NRA), we deliver retail training and work experience for students of all ages through...

At the National Retail Association (NRA), we deliver retail training and work experience for students of all ages through our accredited Ready for Retail Program. Retail is a great place to learn transferable skills, however we are taking it one step further.The NRA Training Team noticed that many students,...

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