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ARA Archives

Father’s Day to bring slight bump in spending

Sales to be softer than in previous years.

Are you a leader in the 2018 Retail Realm?

With 13 awards up for grabs the ARA encourage retailers of all sizes to submit an entry to the 2018 eftpos ARA Australia...

“Meek growth” in May

Latest ABS figures show 'weaker lead-in to winter', says the ARA.

ARA to work on low value GST compliance

The ARA says the GST changes will create a fairer tax system and put local retailers on a level playing field.

Employer groups slam ACTU over wages claims

Unions say $50 increase would create tens of thousands of jobs.

City Beach overhauls gift card program

Legislative change an opportunity to make a strong statement, fashion chain says.

7-Eleven welcomes franchising inquiry

Convenience chain advocates for changes to franchising code.

Enquiries received for Moss River

Interest received for collapsed homewares brand 24 hours after administration announcement.

NSW Boxing Day trade to continue

State government moves to legislate trading hours following successful trial.

Minimum wage rise ‘devastating’ for retailers

FWC's decision has unions and businesses up in arms.

A case of the budget blues for retailers

Will the governments budget encourage consumers to open their wallets again?

ARA’s optimistic Christmas spend forecast

Retail Christmas spending tipped to top last year.

Retail spending rises in August

Retail sales ramping up as Christmas approaches, according to latest ABS figures.

Retail spending rises in May

ABS figures show steady increase on national retail spending in May.

March retail spending rises

Soft sales figures a "reflection of consumer nervousness."

Retail sales hold steady

"Things are continuing to head in the right direction," says NRA after latest ABS figures.

Retail spending off to solid start

Latest Australian Bureau of Statistics show spending rise in January, driven by household goods.

Netflix tax necessary says ARA

Federal treasurer moves to impose GST on digital products bought overseas.

Aussie retail’s December 2015 rise

Latest Australian Bureau of Statistics results reveal retailers 'modest' rise last December.

Battle for back to school sales begins

Back to school season in full swing as retailers set to benefit.