Get ready: 1 week to go for SA Single-Use Plastic Ban

We're one week away from the start of the South Australian Single-Use Plastics Ban. From March 1 2021, single-use plastic...

We're one week away from the start of the South Australian Single-Use Plastics Ban. From March 1 2021, single-use plastic straws, cutlery and stirrers will be prohibited from sale, supply or distribution in South Australia. We emphasize that plant-based or 'bioplastics' plastics, such as PLA, PHA and similar, are included in...

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New trading opportunities for retailers this Adelaide Cup Day

South Australian Treasurer Rob Lucas has granted a special Ministerial exemption under the Shop Trading Hours Act 1997 giving all retailers...

South Australian Treasurer Rob Lucas has granted a special Ministerial exemption under the Shop Trading Hours Act 1997 giving all retailers - regardless of size and location - the opportunity to trade from 9am to 5pm on Monday, 8 March 2021. This is the first time in the state's history that all...

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Updates on the South Australian single use plastic ban

Retailers should be aware of updates to the South Australian single use plastic ban due to come into effect...

Retailers should be aware of updates to the South Australian single use plastic ban due to come into effect from 1 March 2021. The legislation prohibits or restricts single use plastic straws, cutlery and stirrers being sold, supplied or distributed in South Australia. Compostable (bioplastic) products The legislation includes both fossil-fuel...

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New state regulations for QR code contract tracing – what retailers need to know

Over the past few weeks, many State Governments have made contact tracing mandatory and introduced enhanced QR Code contact tracing measures to make the process more efficient...

Over the past few weeks, many State Governments have made contact tracing mandatory and introduced enhanced QR Code contact tracing measures to make the process more efficient and help stop the spread of COVID 19.    QR codes operate like barcodes and are read using smartphone cameras. If a patron does not have a smartphone, or chooses not to use a QR code to check-in, businesses must maintain a manual contact register,...

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South Australian government charging ahead with single use plastics ban commencing 1 March 2021

The South Australian Government has advised the National Retail Association that on 1 March 2021, the Single Use Plastics...

The South Australian Government has advised the National Retail Association that on 1 March 2021, the Single Use Plastics (Waste Avoidance) Act 2020 will be implemented after passing Parliament on 9 September 2020. The National Retail Association consistently lobbied on behalf of industry and retailers to ensure 'black out periods' were...

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Retailers support SA plastics ban but more time and support needed

The National Retail Association (NRA) commends the South Australian government for its action on single-use plastics, but insists more...

The National Retail Association (NRA) commends the South Australian government for its action on single-use plastics, but insists more time and support is needed to help businesses to prepare and comply. South Australia is the first state to ban single-use plastic items such as straws, cutlery, stirrers as well as...

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No exemptions declared by SA Treasurer for October Labour Day public holiday

Adelaide retailers should be aware that in the absence of any exemption declared by the Treasurer, trading hours for...

Adelaide retailers should be aware that in the absence of any exemption declared by the Treasurer, trading hours for non-exempt shops in South Australia for the Labour Day public holiday on Monday, 5 October 2020 are: Adelaide CBD – 11.00am to 5.00pm Adelaide suburbs & Millicent – CLOSED Country...

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Suburban Adelaide shops and supermarkets required to revert to pre-COVID-19 hours of operation from 19 July 2020

Suburban Adelaide shops and supermarkets will be required to revert to their pre-COVID-19 hours of operation from this Sunday,...

Suburban Adelaide shops and supermarkets will be required to revert to their pre-COVID-19 hours of operation from this Sunday, with the State Government announcing it will not be granting a further 30-day exemption to support physical distancing. Under the 30-day exemptions – the first of which came into effect on...

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Further extension of COVID-19 trading arrangements in Greater Adelaide

The Hon Rob Lucas MLC, Treasurer, has announced a further 30 day exemption for extended trading hours in the...

The Hon Rob Lucas MLC, Treasurer, has announced a further 30 day exemption for extended trading hours in the Greater Adelaide Shopping District (CBD & Suburbs). SA Health officials continue to support extended shop trading as a measure which assists in physical distancing.  “The public health advice is clear and,...

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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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Congratulating South Australian SALVOS Leaders

Congratulations to our the three South Australian Salvos Stores Area Managers who have successfully completed their Diploma of Retail...

Congratulations to our the three South Australian Salvos Stores Area Managers who have successfully completed their Diploma of Retail Leadership last week.   SALVOS Stores Area Managers each have years of management experience within the retail industry. By completing the NRA SALVOS LEAD Program, these are the first of a...

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Retailer scammers are out in force in SA

Keeping on top of retail fraud is a never-ending battle. The South Australian Police Force has uncovered yet another...

Keeping on top of retail fraud is a never-ending battle. The South Australian Police Force has uncovered yet another retail and consumer con this week and is calling on all retailers to be on high alert, and make immediate contact if they sense something suspicious. Scammers have been buying items...

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Leadership Training – SALVOS LEAD Program

NRA has been working with Salvos Stores in Victoria, NSW, Tasmania, SA, WA and NT to develop and deliver...

NRA has been working with Salvos Stores in Victoria, NSW, Tasmania, SA, WA and NT to develop and deliver a Learning, Education and Development (LEAD) program for over 300 Area Managers and Store Managers.  The program involves for each participant: One face to face delivery day every month One webinar each month One...

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South Australia’s small business budget

According to a statement released by Small Business, Investment and Trade Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith, operators and employees in South...

According to a statement released by Small Business, Investment and Trade Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith, operators and employees in South Australia’s Small to Medium Business sector play a key role in transforming the local economy and the sector is a big winner in the 2017-18 State Budget handed down on...

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Employer’s Options in Natural Disasters

The thoughts of the NRA team are with all those members affected by recent severe weather that has impacted...

The thoughts of the NRA team are with all those members affected by recent severe weather that has impacted South Australia and parts of Victoria this week, and has forced many shops to shut down temporarily.Unfortunately, this type of weather is not uncommon in Australia leading up to summer....

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Business grants for Northern Adelaide

The South Australian Minister for Small Business, Hon Martin Hamilton-Smith MP, has advised the National Retail Association of the...

The South Australian Minister for Small Business, Hon Martin Hamilton-Smith MP, has advised the National Retail Association of the launch of the Small Business Development Fund for Northern Adelaide.Small businesses based in the local government areas of Playford, Salisbury and Port Adelaide Enfield can now access a $10m fund...

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