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Russell Zimmerman

Russell Zimmerman Archives

“New phase for the retail industry”: Major changes at the ARA

Russell Zimmerman to depart, as major retailers join industry association.

Penalty rates decision to be overturned?

Chaos in Federal Parliament in the wake of the dual citizenship saga has opened the door to legislation that would overt...

ARA: Christmas spend to top $50 billion

Retail association and Roy Morgan provide positive annual prediction for retailers.

ARA Australian Retail Awards winners

Supermarket operator named 2016 eftpos Retailer of the Year at today’s 2016 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards.

Cautious budget kicks off election campaign

Opinion: Coalition still spooked by Joe Hockey’s 2014 budget.

Netflix tax necessary says ARA

Federal treasurer moves to impose GST on digital products bought overseas.

Shoppers splurge on Boxing Day

Boxing Day sales results predicted to exceed retailers' expectations.

Retail spending rises in August

Retail spending rises in August, with upward trend predicted to continue.

New ministry urged to implement reforms

New cabinet urged to introduce effects test and zero value import threshold.

Retailers welcome holiday trading extensions

Holiday trading restrictions eased for retailers in WA.

ARA urges support of LVIT removal

Retail group pushes extension of GST to international online purchases ahead of state treasurers meeting.

Retailers react to new public holidays

Victorian retailers hardest hit by new public holidays, says ARA.

Retail sales continue solid rise in June

Retail sales rise year on year in June as debate intensifies on penalty rates.

Leaders Summit Breakfast nears

Australian retail heavyweights to discuss state of the industry.

Spending rises post May budget

Year on year retail spending rises in May.

Last chance for ARA Retail Awards tickets

Two weeks remain until ARA Australian Retail Awards breakfast.

Minimum wage increase to hurt retailers

Independent retailers to be hardest hit by Fair Work Commission’s decision to lift minimum wages.

Spending rises

Year on year retail spending rises in April.

RBA cuts cash rate to historic low

Retail bodies say rate cut will build consumer confidence but alone is not enough to stimulate business growth.

Spending holds strong

Spending rises year on year in December but falls short of industry expectations.