Latest Australian Retailers Association News

NSW and Victoria make positive steps towards living with Covid
Retailers to enjoy sweet spending boon for Easter
Retail community outlines five strategic election priorities
Time to live with Covid and align on national protocols
Retailers welcome cost-of-living relief and support to upskill and digitise
Robust retail sales continue despite disrupted February
Australians to spend billions on holidays, food and chocolate this Easter
Retailers welcome government commitments to drastically reduce plastics
Retailers congratulate South Australian Premier-elect Peter Malinauskas
Retail sales strengthen in February despite ongoing disruption
Unanswered questions over Victoria’s sick pay guarantee
ARA launches Gender Equality Position Statement
New retail report provides sector’s most comprehensive outlook
Retail sales strengthen in January despite Omicron business impacts
New appointments to Australian Retailers Association Council delivers equal representation for women
Retailers welcome small business supports and rent relief in WA
Sensible easing of restrictions to aid Melbourne CBD recovery
Soft landing from Omicron as retail sales improve in January
Welcome boost for business with eased Covid restrictions in NSW
Easing of Vic pandemic protocols key to business confidence
Connecting more young Australians to jobs in retail
Partnerships offer career foundation for young Australians
Religious Discrimination Bill needs sensible amendments to protect our progress towards equality
Retailers welcome return of international travellers
Retailers say Covid claims under NSW Workers Compensation Act ‘unsustainable’
Lot of love to share with Valentine’s Day to deliver $415 million spending boon
Robust December retail sales but signs of an Omicron slowdown
Queensland’s Retail trading hours inquiry missed opportunity to innovate
December retail sales welcome boost but Omicron set to hit January spending
Dire trading conditions crash retail performance – new research
6-point plan to support businesses through Omicron
Retailers welcome small business rent relief in Victoria. Targeted support still needed
Retailers welcome NSW small business rent relief. Targeted support still needed with unprecedented
Retail sales accelerate in November, Omicron tipped to impact new year spending
Workforce survey – 76% of retailers affected by worker isolations
Reduced red-tape, access to RAT testing priority for retail staff
SA shop trading hours exemptions on Australia Day welcomed, further reform needed
2021 to end on high as bargain hunters get set to splurge another $3.1 billion
Retail sales accelerate in run up to Christmas
Removal of vaccine checks at Victorian retail welcome boost for Christmas trade
Record $21 billion to be spent in post-Christmas sales
Australia’s largest retail peak body welcomes ReMade in Australia
ARA releases Australia’s First Net-zero Retail Roadmap
Online sales remain strong as people return to physical stores
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White line fever as Black Friday sales herald Christmas trade period, jobs bonanza
Kindly customers urged to spend big with small business
Retail sales bounce back strongly in October after Delta lockdowns