Message from the CEO: 25 February 2020

We are now just one week away from nominations opening for the 2020 National Retail Awards. From next Monday,...

We are now just one week away from nominations opening for the 2020 National Retail Awards. From next Monday, March 2, retailers from across the country will be able to lodge their nominations via our online portal.   It is completely free to enter, with the winners announced at our star-studded...

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Message from the CEO: 18 February 2020

As you all know only too well, Australian retail is currently confronting an unprecedented set of challenges. The full...

As you all know only too well, Australian retail is currently confronting an unprecedented set of challenges. The full impact from the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus is yet to be felt and it follows a summer of devastating drought and bushfires, as well as a flat economy more...

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NRA releases blueprint for Australian retail recovery

The National Retail Association (NRA) has released an ambitious blueprint designed to tackle the unprecedented challenges confronting the sector...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has released an ambitious blueprint designed to tackle the unprecedented challenges confronting the sector and set Australian retail on course for recovery. The full impact from the outbreak of the Coronavirus is yet to be fully felt and it follows a summer of devastating drought...

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Message from the CEO: 11 February 2020

Last week the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released its retail trade report for December 2019 and the results...

Last week the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released its retail trade report for December 2019 and the results were rather mixed. Although a drop in turnover of 0.5 per cent (seasonally adjusted) certainly does not sound ideal, the figure needs to put into a broader context. Given the...

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December ABS results confirm shift in Christmas shopping behaviour

The National Retail Association (NRA) has said that today’s Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) retail trade figures for December...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has said that today’s Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) retail trade figures for December 2019 confirm that Christmas shopping behaviour by Australian consumers has shifted. Following a gigantic increase of 0.9 per cent in November, the December sales data reveals a drop in retail turnover...

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Message from the CEO: 28 January 2020

It’s hard to believe that we’re already almost one month into 2020, proof there certainly is no rest for...

It’s hard to believe that we’re already almost one month into 2020, proof there certainly is no rest for those in retail! Many headlines continue to be devoted to the tough time that retail has experienced in the last 12 months and the number of brands that have collapsed. As...

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Fashion Is Your Business podcast | Paul Greenberg and Dominique Lamb | Retail in Australia

Recently MouthMedia was on location in the podcast booth at NRF Big Show in New York. Fashion Is Your...

Recently MouthMedia was on location in the podcast booth at NRF Big Show in New York. Fashion Is Your Business" podcast caught up with Paul Greenberg about his new role as Vice Chair of the Federation of International Retail Associations, and Dominique Lamb, the CEO of Australia's National Retail...

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National Retail Association partners with Good 360 to assist coordination of distribution of donated goods for fire affected communities

Good360 Australia MEDIA RELEASE 7 January 2020 Good360 has today announced it will partner with Australian businesses to manage and coordinate the...

Good360 Australia MEDIA RELEASE 7 January 2020 Good360 has today announced it will partner with Australian businesses to manage and coordinate the delivery of donated non-food items to people affected by the bushfire crisis. The National Retail Association is proud to announce that we are a part of these efforts to assist...

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Message from the CEO: 7 January 2020

Welcome to the first edition of the National Retail Review for 2020. Before I provide a rundown of the...

Welcome to the first edition of the National Retail Review for 2020. Before I provide a rundown of the Christmas trade period for 2019, I thought it only appropriate to begin this column by stating that the NRA’s thoughts are very much with all Australians currently affected by these...

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Olympics will bring gold for Queensland retailers

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today thrown its support behind South East Queensland’s bid for the 2032 Olympics...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today thrown its support behind South East Queensland’s bid for the 2032 Olympics and Paralympics, saying hosting the Games would be a windfall for retail businesses and jobs. NRA CEO Dominique Lamb said the Games would provide a massive boost to the state’s business...

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October figures show retail continues to face challenges

The National Retail Association (NRA) has said that today’s Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) retail trade figures for October...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has said that today’s Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) retail trade figures for October prove that retail continues to face challenges even as we enter the busy Christmas period. According to the ABS figures, retail remained unchanged in October at 0.0 per cent seasonally adjusted. There...

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Message from the CEO: 3 December 2019

With barely three weeks until Santa rides into town, the Christmas trade period has well and truly hit full...

With barely three weeks until Santa rides into town, the Christmas trade period has well and truly hit full swing. For the first time ever, it’s anticipated that Black Friday will go down as the busiest day of the year for online sales in Australia. But not all the...

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Message from the CEO: 26 November 2019

Australians are set to spend more than $50 billion throughout the 2019 Christmas trade period, according to the NRA’s...

Australians are set to spend more than $50 billion throughout the 2019 Christmas trade period, according to the NRA’s Christmas forecasts that we released last week. It has been a trying year for retail and the busy holiday season could not have come quick enough. Throughout 2019 consumers have remained...

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Message from the CEO – 30 April 2019

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 18 result brings a government with enough balance of power to get cracking on what’s good for the company – and good for retail. In the...

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Message from the CEO – 9 April 2019

Retail was a big winner in last week’s Federal Budget. Following sluggish sales figures in successive ABS retail trade reports...

Retail was a big winner in last week’s Federal Budget. Following sluggish sales figures in successive ABS retail trade reports it was imperative that measures were put forward to restore consumer confidence. The NRA was therefore very pleased that the Government has pledged to double the low and middle income...

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Message from the CEO – 2 April 2019

Throughout the history of retail, one thing has remained a constant: the need to remain competitive. A successful business...

Throughout the history of retail, one thing has remained a constant: the need to remain competitive. A successful business model today is not necessarily a match-winner in the future. Being competitive involves mastering a range of factors such as offering a quality product, keeping business costs efficient, as well as...

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