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The Australian Retailers Association (ARA)

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) Archives

South Australia’s foray into Boxing Day trading deemed a success

New transaction data shows a 192 per cent sales increase on December 26, 2018.

Easter spending to reach $3.4 billion

Consumers expected to turn Easter and Anzac Day into one long holiday.

Taskforce recommends criminal penalties for wage theft

What to do with retailers when underpayment isn't a mistake?

Retail slow in January despite spending on “little luxuries”

Retail spending struggles to recover from December dip.

December sales slump below expectations

Holiday figures have fallen short of the $51 billion proposed by industry experts.

November sees strong online turnover

ABS data shows increased spending in November, but below ARA's forecast.

Boxing Day set to bring in $2.5 billion

A quarter of Australians are set to shop Boxing Day sales online this year.

Retailers warned not to become overconfident, despite slight sales bump

Retailers aren't out of the woods yet, analyst says.

Suggestion of ending Boxing Day trade in NSW draws ire

ARA calls lawmaker's comments "prehistoric".

Retailers welcome modern slavery legislation

Cotton On, Aldi say they have a responsibility to ensure ethical supply chains.

EBay expects 2.6 million customers to visit marketplace today

Monday, December 3, is the busiest online shopping day of the year.

Lease changes to give NSW retailers access to better data

New code will allow retailers access to collated sales data.

Online sales expected to increase 2.7 per cent over holidays

ARA has seen a gravitational shift in consumer preference toward online shopping.

Industry group backs bag checks to stop shoplifting

New law makes it easier for retailers to physically inspect customers' bags.

Australians to spend $51 billion this holiday period

Consumers are expected to spend 2.9 per cent more than Christmas 2018.

Retail sees slight bump in lead-up to Christmas

Food retailing leads the pack in September.

ARA to work on low value GST compliance

The ARA says the GST changes will create a fairer tax system and put local retailers on a level playing field.

Australian Retailers Association battles gift card changes

Industry body makes submission to NSW Fair Trading.