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Australian Retailers Association

Australian Retailers Association Archives

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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.
Closed sign due to COVID-19

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.

ACTU pushes for $50 minimum wage rise

Unions more than double claim for lowest paid workers.

Valentine’s Day a ‘rip-off’: survey

Consumers divided on $528m Hallmark Holiday.

Clothes concerns as food rises in latest spending figures

Mixed bag for retail sector according to latest ABS data.

The week that was

Looking back at what made headlines this week.

Retail skills shortage mounts

Demand for retail buyers and planners builds after visa changes.

Retailers warned over pay changes

Industry bodies wade into casual workforce fight.

ACCC renews pop-up in shopping centres code

Watchdog re-authorises casual mall leasing code comes after several months of tension between industry bodies.
Suppliers

Retailers set to benefit from new tap-and-go agreements

Tentative agreement made between banks and industry association.