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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Shoplifting sting in NSW sees 110 arrested

More than 110 people have been arrested during a shoplifting operation conducted by investigators from Redfern Region Enforcement Squad...

More than 110 people have been arrested during a shoplifting operation conducted by investigators from Redfern Region Enforcement Squad (RES) across Sydney this week. Operation Lightfingers, comprising of officers from Redfern RES, with assistance from Eastern Suburbs, Redfern, Leichhardt and Sydney City Police Area Commands, was launched on Wednesday 4...

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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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Retailers back review of Modern Awards system

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today backed the Federal Government’s announcement that it will review the nation’s Modern...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today backed the Federal Government’s announcement that it will review the nation’s Modern Awards in 2020. NRA CEO Dominique Lamb said that current workplace arrangements are complex, confusing and outdated. “Retailers across the country welcome today’s announcement from Industrial Relations Minister Christian Porter to review...

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Message from the CEO: 12 November 2019

Last week’s ABS retail figures demonstrated that retail is still yet to awaken from its slow sales slumber. Although turnover...

Last week’s ABS retail figures demonstrated that retail is still yet to awaken from its slow sales slumber. Although turnover across the sector rose by 0.2 per cent for September, it was still below what the NRA and many commentators were predicting. While it’s certainly too early to say that...

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Retailers welcome SA Boxing Day trade

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today lauded the decision by the South Australian Government to again approve Boxing...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today lauded the decision by the South Australian Government to again approve Boxing Day trade in Adelaide suburbs claiming it will lead to a sales bonanza. NRA Manager of Industry Policy David Stout said that the announcement was a boon for retailers across suburban...

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Retailers ready themselves for another blockbuster Christmas bonanza

Christmas is the biggest period on the Australian retail calendar. Throughout November and December, Aussies flock to the shops...

Christmas is the biggest period on the Australian retail calendar. Throughout November and December, Aussies flock to the shops to purchase presents, fresh food and other goods for the festive season. It is also a vital time of year for retailers across the nation. A bumper Christmas harvest not only...

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Victorian retailers ready to bin old-fashioned plastic bags

Thousands of retailers across Victoria have already made the switch to more sustainable carry bags ahead of the ban...

Thousands of retailers across Victoria have already made the switch to more sustainable carry bags ahead of the ban on lightweight plastic shopping bags coming into force from this Friday. The National Retail Association, which has partnered with the Victorian Government to educate business owners about the ban, praised the...

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Lease renewal: An opportunity to save

By Kyle Swain, Retail Director Australia & New Zealand, Lpc Cresa If your retail shop lease is ending in the...

By Kyle Swain, Retail Director Australia & New Zealand, Lpc Cresa If your retail shop lease is ending in the next 12 months, start planning today. With most retailers finding current conditions extremely challenging, the outcome of your next lease renewal negotiations could be the difference between your business succeeding...

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Innovation, creativity and leadership

Innovation, creativity and leadership helping retail survive and thrive AUSTRALIA’S best retailers are using technical innovation, creativity and leadership to...

Innovation, creativity and leadership helping retail survive and thrive AUSTRALIA’S best retailers are using technical innovation, creativity and leadership to survive tough times in the stores, the National Retail Association’s annual awards event in Sydney tonight has highlighted. NRA CEO Dominique Lamb said the array of finalists in tonight’s 2019 National...

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NRA visits Victoria for plastic bag ban

Free support for Gippsland | Latrobe businesses preparing for Victoria plastic bag ban Local businesses are being urged to get...

Free support for Gippsland | Latrobe businesses preparing for Victoria plastic bag ban Local businesses are being urged to get prepared ahead of the state-wide ban on lightweight plastic shopping bags which is due to commence from November this year. This new law will apply to all retailers and suppliers regardless...

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Defective workplace investigations

Fair Work Commission losing patience over defective workplace investigations By Lucy Harper and Calum Woods, NRA Legal Please note, this decision...

Fair Work Commission losing patience over defective workplace investigations By Lucy Harper and Calum Woods, NRA Legal Please note, this decision was quashed by the Full Bench of the Commission on 11 November 2019. The Full Bench found that the Commissioner did not take into account Ms Murphy’s history of domestic...

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NRA concludes merger discussions with the Australian Retailers Association

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today advised the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) it cannot proceed with a proposed...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today advised the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) it cannot proceed with a proposed merger due to concerns that the voices of small and medium-sized retailers would be lost in the new organisation. After negotiating in good faith with the ARA for nine months, the...

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Meet our Finalists: Young Retailer of the Year

Our Meet our Finalist series continues with a look at our twenty Young Retailer of the Year entrants. An extremely...

Our Meet our Finalist series continues with a look at our twenty Young Retailer of the Year entrants. An extremely high calibre of young retailers, store managers, assistant managers and more fight for the title this year.

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Meet our Finalists: Franchisee of the Year

Our Meet our Finalist series begins with a look at our three Franchisee of the Year entrants. Crust Mt Lawley,...

Our Meet our Finalist series begins with a look at our three Franchisee of the Year entrants. Crust Mt Lawley, Brumby's Bakery Bulimba, and Michel's Patisserie Toronto fight for the title this year.

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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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