15/03/18 ACCC targets quad bike, button battery and furniture safety

Chairman Rod Sims today announced the ACCC’s product safety priorities for 2018 at the National Consumer Congress in Sydney,...

Chairman Rod Sims today announced the ACCC’s product safety priorities for 2018 at the National Consumer Congress in Sydney, and reaffirmed support for a general safety provision to be introduced in Australia law to reduce the risk of unsafe goods entering the market. “Today, I am proud to release a...

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Retailers: Get ready for a multi-sensory shopping experience!

The Ultimate Buying Experience... Reed Gift Fairs Sydney | 24 – 28 February 2018 | ICC Sydney Darling Harbour The doors...

The Ultimate Buying Experience... Reed Gift Fairs Sydney | 24 – 28 February 2018 | ICC Sydney Darling Harbour The doors to Reed Gift Fairs Sydney February open on 24 February, and this is one can’t-miss retail trade event.  An industry staple, Reed Gift Fairs provides retailers the unique opportunity to meet...

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Toppling furniture and televisions: Anchor them for child safety

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today released a Best Practice Guide for Furniture and Television Tip-Over Prevention in...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today released a Best Practice Guide for Furniture and Television Tip-Over Prevention in an effort to improve child safety. Each year hundreds of children suffer injuries as a result of furniture and televisions toppling on them, with some suffering fatal injuries. NRA CEO Dominique Lamb...

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Home furnishing icon’s future revealed

One of the largest chain stores in the world has plans to roll out smaller stores in Australia.The maze...

One of the largest chain stores in the world has plans to roll out smaller stores in Australia.The maze that is IKEA is aiming to lower customers stress levels when it comes to shopping with them.Although they are not scaling back in any existing stores, the goals of growing online...

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Household goods continue to drive retail trade growth

The recent release of the November 2015 retail trade figures by the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed continued growth...

The recent release of the November 2015 retail trade figures by the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed continued growth in the Household Goods sector.As indicated in the graph below, the retail sector grew by 3.8 per cent nationally, with Victoria (5.5 per cent), Tasmania (4.3 per cent) and New...

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Household goods make strong contribution to retail trade figures

The recent release of the September 2015 retail trade figures by the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed continued growth...

The recent release of the September 2015 retail trade figures by the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed continued growth in the Household Goods sector, and Footwear and Personal Accessories.As indicated in the graph below, the retail sector grew by 3.9 per cent nationally, with Victoria (4.9 per cent), South...

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