NRA explores the next frontier of digital technology at State of the Retail Nation

The National Retail Association (NRA) was delighted to host three special events for retailers across Australia last week, the...

The National Retail Association (NRA) was delighted to host three special events for retailers across Australia last week, the tri-annual State of the Retail Nation. Aimed at small to medium businesses, this event took place in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney and featured three expert panels discussing the role of...

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Retail Industry Skills Partnership

Training brings new ideas, enthusiasm and a fresh approach.   Through on the job learning, trainees can acquire practical skills,...

Training brings new ideas, enthusiasm and a fresh approach.   Through on the job learning, trainees can acquire practical skills, tailored to the needs of your business and industry. The NRA Retail Industry Skills Partnership is making it easier for Queensland employers to take on trainees and create skilled careers for...

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New grants available for Queensland Small Business Week 2019

Media Release Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development The Honourable Shannon Fentiman   Small businesses will...

Media Release Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development The Honourable Shannon Fentiman   Small businesses will be encouraged to host events during this year’s Queensland Small Business Week (QSBW) held from May 27-31. Minister for Employment and Small Business Shannon Fentiman announced the opening of the new...

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Message from the CEO – 15 January 2019

I hope the New Year's dust has settled and you're starting to get back into the swing of things....

I hope the New Year's dust has settled and you're starting to get back into the swing of things. I wanted to let you know about an exciting event called Retail Week, which is less than two months away! It runs from Monday February 25 right through until Friday...

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What savvy consumers want from a retail experience

By Amy Roche - Retail Rockstars There is no doubt that online shopping has changed the face of retail forever. However, customers still...

By Amy Roche - Retail Rockstars There is no doubt that online shopping has changed the face of retail forever. However, customers still want retail experience, and they crave personalisation, education, entertainment and enlightenment. At its core, online shopping offers 24-hour service with competitive and comparative pricing – something our stores cannot always deliver...

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Message from the CEO: 1 August 2017

Last week the National Retail Association bid farewell to our office in Woolloongabba for a new headquarters situated in...

Last week the National Retail Association bid farewell to our office in Woolloongabba for a new headquarters situated in the bustling Inner-Brisbane suburb of Milton. While our old office had served the NRA well, in order for us to continue providing the very best service to our members, we felt...

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Onwards and upwards for the NRA’s Event’s Director

Many NRA members and indeed the wider industry will have had some dealings over the years with our energetic...

Many NRA members and indeed the wider industry will have had some dealings over the years with our energetic and bubbly Director of Events, Marketing + Partnerships, Carly Faragher. Carly has been an integral part of the NRA team, organising events such as our POD Summit and Young Retailer...

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MEMBER ONLY ARTICLE – Want to receive up to 20%* off your next NRA membership renewal?

At the National Retail Association (NRA) we pride ourselves on the services, benefits and value for money that we...

At the National Retail Association (NRA) we pride ourselves on the services, benefits and value for money that we offer our members.You can rest assured that an investment in a NRA membership can save you thousands in the running of your business.Did you know that as a member of...

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Message from the CEO: 26 February 2016

NSW and Queensland governments are both looking at banning plastic shopping bags. This issue has long been debated by governments...

NSW and Queensland governments are both looking at banning plastic shopping bags. This issue has long been debated by governments over the years. Some of Australia’s less populous states and territories have already implemented bans of certain types of plastic bags. Bans are a blunt policy response to most problems but,...

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Andrew Robertson to Host Live Q&A with Guy Russo, CEO of Kmart at Retail Doctor Group’s ‘Fit for Business’ Breakfast

Leading journalist and senior business commentator, Andrew Robertson, is set to join Guy Russo, CEO of Kmart and Brian...

Leading journalist and senior business commentator, Andrew Robertson, is set to join Guy Russo, CEO of Kmart and Brian Walker, CEO & Founder of Retail Doctor Group at Retail Doctor Group’s ‘Fit For Business’ Breakfast this March.Andrew Robertson has been a journalist for more than 30 years, both in...

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