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Andrew Banks shares new ways to solve Australian retail’s skills shortage

Australia's retail industry is facing a skills shortage, due to continuous lockdowns, a lack of job security and the abs...

Retailers once again seeking clarity as ACT enters lockdown

Only 'essential' businesses can operate through click-and-collect in the ACT, but the Government has done little to defi...
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$24m investment into recycling to help retailers hit sustainability targets

ARA boss Paul Zahra said the scheme will provide retailers with more options to recycle, and will go a long way to help ...

Snap lockdowns weighing on ‘battle-weary’ retailers, public

Retailers are urging customers to get vaccinated and follow health advice amid rising shopper aggression.

Retail industry calls for JobKeeper, Frydenberg resists

"While well intentioned, the current arrangements are grossly inadequate."

Sydney tightens lockdown as Australia’s Covid-19 cases rise

Finally, clarity from the NSW state government on what types of retailer can remain open during extended lockdown from m...

NSW announces business support measures amid lockdown

Australian Retailers Association boss Paul Zahra welcomed the package, but said more would need to be done if the lockdo...

Stable retail sales data belies plight of small businesses, says ARA chief

ARA CEO Paul Zahra said concerns remain over how small retailers will cope with the ongoing Covid crisis.

ARA disappointed, concerned with continued Melbourne retail shutdown

Lack of guidelines for a potential reopening could lead to "hazardous" Christmas period.
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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.
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Retail appointments

ARA names new CEO; Best Buy chairman steps down; Pandora resructure sees APAC boss depart.

ARA calls for 24 hour supermarket deliveries to keep shelves stocked

Australian retailers are calling on state governments to temporarily lift curfews on supermarket deliveries.

Aussies to spend $54,000 a minute online this Christmas: NRA

Total online spend set to reach $3.6 billion this year, says NRA.

“New phase for the retail industry”: Major changes at the ARA

Russell Zimmerman to depart, as major retailers join industry association.

Making Christmas Eve a public holiday too costly, industry groups say

Proposal in Queensland highlights need for uniform approach to public holidays.

Vodafone named ‘national retailer of the year’

Petstock, Coles, Bakers Delight among those recognised at industry awards.

Discounts expected to drive $18.3b in post-Christmas sales

Retailers to slash prices in bid to achieve yearly sales targets.

Gift card expiry dates to extend in late 2019

Retailers have 12 months to comply with new expiry dates.

Casual workers receive pay raise ahead of busy Christmas period

The same penalty rates will soon apply to all workers.

Father’s Day to bring slight bump in spending

Sales to be softer than in previous years.

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