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Most retailers adopt negative outlook in wake of Covid ‘wrecking ball’

The ARA seeks urgent government action on access to antigen tests, rent relief, targeted cash grants, cuts to red tape, ...

Black Friday drives 5.8 per cent retail-wide sales bump in November

Clothing, footwear and personal accessories led the way in sales during the month as Australians increasingly want to re...

Post-Christmas trading period to hit $21 billion: ARA

The prediction comes after both the ARA and NRA forecast 2021’s Christmas period to bring in close to $60 billion, with ...

New South Wales retail to see restrictions ease next month

The change, announced by State Premier Dominic Perrottet on Thursday, comes as case numbers remain steady in the state f...

Victorian retail saw a spike in customer abuse last week: ARA

ARA boss Paul Zahra said customer abuse hit new peak levels last week, after the introduction of vaccination checks at r...

AFC leading scheme to create ‘clothing circularity’ in Australia

“We have long needed an industry-led solution that actively involves all key stakeholders [and] defines their responsibi...

Officeworks, Ikea, Kmart join campaign to bring retail emission to net-zero

“I know we don’t have all the answers right now, however what I do know is that if we join forces together we can work o...

ARA: Christmas period will be make-or-break for retailers

The upcoming Christmas period is fast becoming even more critical to retailers than usual, according to ARA boss Paul Za...

‘More is more’: Q&A with Camilla CEO, Jane McNally

Camilla CEO Jane McNally discusses what makes the brand so unique, its online and digital growth, and its plans to expan...

What are the retailers reopening on Monday most worried about?

As New South Wales-based retailers prepare to open their doors on Monday, some for the first time in months, the industr...

August retail figures show impact of prolonged lockdowns

National retail sales fell 1.7 per cent in August compared to a month prior, and slowed 0.7 per cent compared to the sam...

Aussies to spend $11 billion this Christmas – almost half online

Aussies are expected to spend an average of $726 each, with most preparing to spend the same or more than they did last...

Second annual First Responders Day to celebrate frontline workers

Retailers nationwide will honor Australia’s emergency response personnel as part of the second annual First Responders D...

Victoria enters snap seven-day lockdown

Victorians will only be able to leave the house for key reasons, which don't include retail beyond basic groceries.

Exclusive: ARA launches retail recruitment platform to remove bias

The ARA Talent Registry also promises to help cut hiring time and cost as retailers enter a tight job market, according ...

“We need to remove the barriers for women”: ARA

The ARA welcomed the $1.7 billion investment in reducing out-of-pocket expenses for families with kids in childcare, but...

ARA welcomes Victoria’s pledge to cut emissions

ARA boss Paul Zahra said the pledge means retailers can invest further into sustainable practices.

Retail appointments for the week

ARA announces appointment for newly created role; Accent Group announces management shakeup; Valentino appoints CEO for ...

ARA welcomes Government changes to police sexual harassment in workplaces

“The government’s response is a positive first step," said ARA CEO Paul Zahra.

Consumer spending begins to wane as retail sales slip in February

The sector and the economy more broadly are still in for a challenging period ahead, says NRA boss Dominique Lamb.

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