Message from the CEO – 29 January 2019

For many NRA members, the start of the school year provides a great sales boost coming straight off the...

For many NRA members, the start of the school year provides a great sales boost coming straight off the back of the Christmas and New Year trading period.  Recent estimates, including analysis done here at the NRA, shows back-to-school trade is now worth between $1.7 billion and $1.8 billion....

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Retail trade figures flatline for July

The first month of the new financial year was a disappointing one for retail with trade figures flat lining...

The first month of the new financial year was a disappointing one for retail with trade figures flat lining for July according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Not only did retail turnover remain unchanged at 0.0 per cent, but there were also falls in three of the six...

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Message from the CEO: 8 August 2017

The retail sector is showing signs of recovery after a relatively flat year. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) trade...

The retail sector is showing signs of recovery after a relatively flat year. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) trade figures released Thursday have revealed a 0.3 per cent increase in June to $26.15 billion seasonally adjusted. Retail sales have now risen for three consecutive months, with June’s higher than the...

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Solid start to 2016 for retail, but NRA urge government to back FWC decision

MEDIA RELEASEMarch 6, 2017The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has today released its retail trade figures for January 2017,...

MEDIA RELEASEMarch 6, 2017The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has today released its retail trade figures for January 2017, which demonstrate a solid increase of 3.2 per cent on the January 2016 figures.NRA CEO Dominique Lamb said the figures represented a promising sign to the start of 2017 for...

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Message from the CEO: 12 December 2016

Earlier in the week, GDP figures were released for the September quarter which showed a contraction of 0.5 per...

Earlier in the week, GDP figures were released for the September quarter which showed a contraction of 0.5 per cent for the Australian economy.While it certainly isn’t time to hit the panic buttons just yet, this should serve as a reminder to all of us in the retail industry...

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ABS finds retail continues flat trend

According to the latest report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) for retail trade in July 2016, retail...

According to the latest report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) for retail trade in July 2016, retail trade figures have continued the flat trend that they finished the 2015-16 financial year with.Seasonally adjusted, retail turnover for July 2016 remained more or less unchanged at 0.0 per cent,...

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NAB Online Retail Sales Index released

The National Australia Bank has released the Online Retail Sales Index: Indepth Report for June 2016 showing that online...

The National Australia Bank has released the Online Retail Sales Index: Indepth Report for June 2016 showing that online sales are surging, however bricks and mortar stores are still pulling ahead.At a glance the online retail spend in Australia is $20.1 billion while bricks and mortar equates to $296.9...

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