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Australian Retailers Association

Australian Retailers Association Archives

ARA, QUT partner to launch consumer insights research hub

The partnership will provide digestible information to retailers looking to understand customer behaviour.

Retail’s continued growth “doesn’t paint the full picture”

Retail sales grow through January, but the party may be coming to an end soon.

ARA boss calls for more communication as Perth businesses enter lockdown

"It’s not responsible or safe for businesses to find out what’s imposed via the media with no opportunity for preparatio...

ARA partners with legal firm to provide targeted advice to members

The partnership will cover advice on areas such as government legislation, tenancy services, mergers and acquisitions.

October retail sales 7.3 per cent up on last year

Despite monthly sales growth, Victoria remains 5.7 per cent below 2019 levels.

Retail sales slip in September but remain above 2019 levels

Retail trade in September fell by $448.6 million, or 1.5 per cent, compared to August 2020.

Relief, despair mount as Melbourne retailers get green light for November 2

Melbournians now know the date they can begin Christmas shopping in-store.

Eased Victorian restrictions will help retailers across the country: ARA

However, Christmas period likely to be impacted by restricted retail.
Image of woman at checkout in clothing store with staff on the phone enquiry.
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.
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.

As the economy reawakens, business leaders call for extension to stimulus

Business leaders weigh in on Government review of JobKeeper.
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Lockdown costs retail $5.3 billion in April: ABS

Preliminary sales figures see major falls in food, cafes, restaurants, clothing and footwear.

Retailers can collectively bargain for rent relief: ACCC

Authorisation should allow more retailers to receive support.

Shutdown: What’s changed, what’s the same, and what’s left to talk about

The latest on the Government's ramping efforts to slow COVID-19.
Customer Making Contactless Payment For Shopping At Checkout Of Grocery Store Using Mobile Phone

Derostering of casuals “gathering pace”, union leader says

Retail and Fast Food Workers Union has been contacted by casual workers with reduced hours.

Sydney’s lockout laws may be scrapped, except in Kings Cross

ARA executive director calls exclusion "absurd".

What’s next for casual workers?

Industry group says changes could harm retailers.

Why Christmas is priceless

Data science puts retailers in touch with their customers.

Discount department stores get customer boost

Customer satisfaction is on the rise for some of Australia’s largest retailers.

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