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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.

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.
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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.

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