Choosing The Right Type of Masks For Retail Staff

There are different types of masks available on the market for protection against the spread of COVID-19. Understandably, selecting...

There are different types of masks available on the market for protection against the spread of COVID-19. Understandably, selecting the right mask is new to most retailers, so this article aims to educate you before you buy.   In the medical industry, masks are categorised into different levels, which indicate which...

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$400 million raided from QLD retail by COVID-19 in March

The National Retail Association (NRA) has revealed that a whopping $400 million was raided from Queensland retailers by the...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has revealed that a whopping $400 million was raided from Queensland retailers by the impact of COVID-19 restrictions in March 2020. A staggering 96 per cent of retailers who responded to the COVID-19 Impact Survey conducted by the NRA also claimed they had been negatively...

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Retailers & Palaszczuk Government work together against Domestic Violence

The National Retail Association has joined forces with the Palaszczuk Government to launch a Domestic Violence Retailer Support Program...

The National Retail Association has joined forces with the Palaszczuk Government to launch a Domestic Violence Retailer Support Program to assist small to medium businesses in addressing domestic and family violence. Dominique Lamb, CEO of the National Retail Association, said that retailers can play a part in combatting domestic and...

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Retailers welcome Coronavirus payroll tax relief

The National Retail Association has today welcomed the announcement by the Queensland State Government to provide payroll tax relief...

The National Retail Association has today welcomed the announcement by the Queensland State Government to provide payroll tax relief to businesses impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak. Under the measure, small and medium businesses throughout Queensland with a wage bill up to $6.5 million may be eligible to defer their payroll...

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Year of the Rat shopping spree set for Saturday

With 1.43 million Chinese tourists reported to have visited Australia in 2019, Australian retailers are embracing retail sales events...

With 1.43 million Chinese tourists reported to have visited Australia in 2019, Australian retailers are embracing retail sales events originating in China, from Singles Day to this weekend’s Lunar New Year. In 2019, Alipay promoted 24 Australian and New Zealand brands to the Chinese market via social media, directing traffic...

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Retailers slam Saturday penalty rate slug ahead of Christmas

The National Retail Association (NRA) has slammed the decision to slug Australia’s embattled retailers with a penalty rate rise...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has slammed the decision to slug Australia’s embattled retailers with a penalty rate rise on the eve of the Christmas trade period. The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has ruled to increase penalty rates by 25% for 350,000 casual retail employees who work on Saturday and...

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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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Biome shares their experience winning 2017 Social Responsibility Champion

The National Retail Awards are held every year to acknowledge and honour the many outstanding individuals and businesses in...

The National Retail Awards are held every year to acknowledge and honour the many outstanding individuals and businesses in the retail sector. In 2017, the Social Responsibility Champion was one of our most popular categories. This Award recognises the commitment of a retailer to positive corporate citizenship. This may include improving...

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Free Crime Update Workshop for Brisbane retailers

All members of the NRA SafeCity Network are invited to come along to the next Retail Crime Update meetings. In this one-hour meeting,...

All members of the NRA SafeCity Network are invited to come along to the next Retail Crime Update meetings. In this one-hour meeting, the NRA will provide an update on current crime trends occurring in the Brisbane area and invite all retailers to share their experiences of the crime affecting their business. This is...

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QLD and WA retailers prepare for plastic bag ban

The countdown is underway for Queensland retailers before they are forced to permanently bin the plastic bag ahead of...

The countdown is underway for Queensland retailers before they are forced to permanently bin the plastic bag ahead of bans that will take effect on July 1 2018. The National Retail Association (NRA) will be touring local shopping precincts to provide advice for retailers preparing for the impending ban on...

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Retailers reject union boss’s demands that would cripple small business

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today rejected the policy package outlined by ACTU secretary Sally McManus at the...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today rejected the policy package outlined by ACTU secretary Sally McManus at the National Press Club today, saying it would cripple small business. In her address, Ms. McManus took specific aim at employers hiring casual workers and attacked the independent Fair Work Commission (FWC). NRA...

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What is the future of Loss Prevention?

Our very own CEO, Dominique Lamb, joins a panel of experts in this OnDemand webinar on The Future of...

Our very own CEO, Dominique Lamb, joins a panel of experts in this OnDemand webinar on The Future of Loss Prevention. This is a key topic of interest for all retailers across industries at the moment, partly due to the Global Retail Theft Barometer’s recent stats on how retail...

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Retailers back campaign to cut company tax

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today urged Senate crossbenchers to support the federal government’s push to cut company...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today urged Senate crossbenchers to support the federal government’s push to cut company tax, predicting the move would spark an increase in entry-level employment for young people. Legislation is currently before the Senate that seeks to reduce the rate of tax paid by all...

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NRA’s Jo Maxwell steps into new role as National Relationship Manager

Jo Maxwell’s a born and bred retailer, and often jokes about racing home from school when she was as...

Jo Maxwell’s a born and bred retailer, and often jokes about racing home from school when she was as young as seven to hang out in a family friend’s corner store, and learn the tricks of the trade. Fast forward a few decades, and those old-fashioned customer service and people...

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Retailers and landlords welcome ACCC authorisation of framework for retail innovation, activation

The Shopping Centre Council of Australia (SCCA) and the National Retail Association (NRA) have welcomed today’s determination by the...

The Shopping Centre Council of Australia (SCCA) and the National Retail Association (NRA) have welcomed today’s determination by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to re-authorise the Casual Mall Licensing Code of Practice. The Code, which provides for the balanced and consistent management of casual mall licensing in shopping...

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Future trends in “bricks and mortar” retail

Written by Collin Freeman, Space Planning Concepts Retail is constantly changing and evolving.  The challenge for retailers is to try and...

Written by Collin Freeman, Space Planning Concepts Retail is constantly changing and evolving.  The challenge for retailers is to try and anticipate how to deal with these changes, and building in factors that could make allowances. Retail businesses can use various channels to deliver products and services to the end customer. The big...

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