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ACCC rules retailers can collectively bargain for rent relief

ACCC grants NRA and ARA members the ability to share information for rent negotiations.

Retail grows almost 17 per cent, online contracts in May

Retail sales in May hit $28.9 billion, though online spend fell 1 per cent.

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Temple & Webster completes $40m placement to invest in growth strategies

Placement to fund the business’ growth plans.

Kathmandu sales bounce back, but confidence wanes

Outdoor retailer sees positive return to sales, but economic uncertainty keeps spirits low.

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Lululemon buys fitness tech business to fuel in-home workouts

Acquisition will help Lululemon accelerate its fitness ecosystem.

Creativity and authenticity: What makes ads work on TikTok

Despite being one of the world’s most popular social medai apps, TikTok has been a tough nut to crack for brands. Now, the Chinese company behind the app wants to help.


Bardot launching locally made and designed denimwear

Business will do a “small percentage” of manufacturing locally.


Seafolly seeks sale after entering administration

Seafolly’s 44 stores across Australia will continue to trade.

Insurers reviewing cover for “high risk” David Jones, Myer

High-profile insurance providers are beginning to review or repeal their cover for the retail industry.

Snapchat launches automatic, dynamic ad generation for business

Snap general manager of ANZ Kathryn Carter Last week, social media Snapchat announced the launch of its Dynamic Product Ads initiative, which allows a business to automatically generate ads based on the product categories it sells within.  These ads can be generated based on a brand’s products, pushed over multiple international markets, and showcase these products in a…

TikTok for business

TikTok launches global business toolkit to help brands get creative

The aptly named TikTok For Business allows brands to create content that will resonate with TikTok’s audience.

Updated: US stationery business buys up Kikki K

A meeting of creditors and shareholders voted in favour of a deed of company arrangement.

First Responders Day

“There’s great power in retailers coming together”: First Responders Day kicks off

ARA spearheads industry-wide instore appreciation of first responders.


Instagram opening shopping feature to influencers

According to Instagram, the change will go live on July 9 in every country that supports Instagram Shopping.

Wage increase frustrates industry bodies

Retailers will be required to pay their staff a higher minimum wage from February next year – and no one is happy with the decision.

Coles Youfoodz

Coles expands Youfoodz into 820 supermarkets

Research shows Coles’ customers are looking for faster options for lunch and dinner.

SDA shopping centre safety

Government needs to step in on shopper behaviour: SDA

Many customers are ignoring advice from health authorities when shopping.

Emporium Melbourne Vicinity Centres

Retail rises 16.3 per cent to $28.8 billion in May

Industry sees biggest rise in May following biggest fall in April.

Minimum wage increase to hit retail in February 2021

The minimum wage will rise to $753.80 a week starting July 1.

First Responders Day ARA

Medical workers, police and firefighters offered discounts on First Responders Day

The campaign aims to create a more upbeat mood in the retail industry to kick-start the ARA’s retail recovery program.


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