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Australian Retailers Association

Australian Retailers Association Archives

August retail figures show impact of prolonged lockdowns

National retail sales fell 1.7 per cent in August compared to a month prior, and slowed 0.7 per cent compared to the sam...

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...

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...

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.

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...

Relief, despair mount as Melbourne retailers get green light for November 2

Melbourne Premier Dan Andrews announced a number of relief measures to locked-up Melbournians on Sunday, including the d...

Government publishes detailed guidance for Modern Slavery reporting

Australia is the first country to release detailed guidance to assist organisations with identifying and combating moder...

NRA scraps plans for ARA merger

NRA fears small and medium retailers "would be lost" in new organisation.

7-Eleven welcomes Parliamentary inquiry

Wage underpayment does not automatically enable a franchisor to terminate a franchise agreement.

Retailers warned to pay staff correctly

Retailers and restaurants required to pay around 25 per cent more in overtime.

PR plan fails

MP George Christensen says bill as it stands lacks clarity.

Anti-crime group launched to fight fake consumer goods

Industry groups, businesses and trademark owners join forces.

Retailers ready for Easter

Hot items to include chocolate and sweets, hot cross buns and seafood.

Rate hold disappoints retailers

Retail group expresses concerns over RBA's decision to leave cash rate unchanged ahead of Christmas.

Spending continues upward trend in July

Retail figures for July show another month of healthy year on year growth.