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Australian Retailers Association (ARA)

Australian Retailers Association (ARA) Archives

Retail groups call on customers to follow health orders, curb abuse

“We ask Australians to recognise and support the important work of these teams in keeping customers Covid-safe,” said AR...

Sydney to see $100 meal vouchers to boost Fridays in the CBD

The new vouchers will be delivered through the Service NSW app in the same way as the recently-extended Dine & Discover ...

Victorian treasurer asks big business to pay its share

Parts of the business community are pushing back against a ‘mental health levy’ which will tax big business to fund ment...

ARA launching podcast series hosted by CEO Paul Zahra

Retail Therapy will see Zahra chat with CEOs and leaders from retailers from across Australia in order to provide unique...

Boxing Day trade encapsulates an unconventional year of retail

Annual shopping holiday sees a reliance on online shopping and a mostly Covid-safe bricks-and-mortar event.

Contentious casual clarification bill to be debated in parliament this week

A number of potential changes have been pushed back by unions on the grounds they ignore recommendations from the FWC.
Industry groups have criticised the slow reopening.

Most Melbourne stores to remain shut until October 26

Retail faces another seven weeks of store closures under Victoria's cautious plan to ease restrictions.

Federal Government extends stimulus to $189bn as virus fears impact retail revenue

The Federal Government announced a further $66 billion of support for business.

Record-low interest rates aim to boost spending

Industry body hopes third cut will do the trick that other policy changes have not.

Retailers anxious about living wage, penalty rates

We take a closer look at the Federal Election policies set to impact retail.

Federal Court dismisses union case

Full bench unanimously decides to uphold penalty rate cuts.

SDA: Thousands of retail workers suffering abuse

Union voices concern after online survey shows large amount of employees to have experienced customer violence or abuse ...

Retail spending unchanged in July

Discounting and weak department store trading drags down Australian retail sales in July.

Christmas retail spending exceeds expectations

Retail Christmas spending for 2015 beats analysts’ expectations and tops previous year.

ARA reveals Christmas spend forecast

Retailers set for 'robust' trade during peak season according to ARA and Roy Morgan.

Retail associations fight back

Four industry bodies team up to fight the majors on competition and fuel discounts.