Articles with tag anra


Suppliers and retailers warned to pass on Carbon Tax savings; repeal praised

The ACCC has greeted the repealing of the so-called Carbon Tax by warning wholesalers and retailers of their legal obligation to pass through savings caused by this removal onto the customer.

Posted Fri 18/07/2014 12:00:00 / Read More »

Round Up: Noni B increases margin, like-for-like sales down and stores closing

Noni B recorded an after tax profit of $1.9 million, a decline of 2.8 per cent, for the six months to 31 December 2013. Also down is consumer sentiment and satisfaction, while sales are up for ALDI and The Iconic and the ASIC is getting angrier.

Posted Wed 12/02/2014 12:00:00 / Read More »

Round Up: Retail will go personal and social in 2014 (and more trends)

We have more retail trends for 2014 - and these ones are actually pretty good - plus new business software to monitor employee expenses and voice-control logistics, ASIC looks to YouTube and cash rate contrasts among the ARA, NRA and ANRA.

Posted Wed 05/02/2014 12:00:00 / Read More »

Christmas shopping frenzy to drive retail sales up 23%

Christmas shopping will be supercharged this week where shoppers are expected to spend more than $8.7 billion in the next seven days as the countdown to Christmas begins.

Posted Tue 17/12/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Christmas shopping to push spending levels above $7 billion

There is just a fortnight to go before Christmas, which means shoppers will be in full force, with the Australian National Retailers Association Christmas Retail Index predicting spending will reach $7.07 billion this week — the second biggest shopping

Posted Mon 09/12/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Housing markets boost consumer confidence ahead of Christmas

The housing market has helped boost consumer confidence in November with the Westpac Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment increasing by 1.9 per cent from 108.3 in October to 110.3.

Posted Wed 13/11/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Federal government to 'spring clean' Australian tax system

The federal government has announced it aims to restore "integrity" into the Australian tax system by looking at the backlog of unresolved tax reforms, including the GST threshold.

Posted Fri 08/11/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Christmas cheer deflated by cash rate hold

Did retailers celebrate too earlier? Maybe. Or so that’s what many have said following the Reserve Bank's decision to leave the cash rate unchanged at 2.5 per cent.

Posted Wed 06/11/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Christmas hope jolted by September retail turnover rising 0.8%

Retailers have taken the September ABS Retail Trade figures as a possible hopeful indication of how tradiing will be during the all-important upcoming Christmas period.

Posted Mon 04/11/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Industry-wide push to create fair supermarket competition

Retailer associations and the federal government are working together to see enforcement action to be undertaken to address competition issues within the supermarket retail sector.

Posted Fri 01/11/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Maternity leave and flexibility attract women to retail

Two out of three women have credited the retail sector for providing a worthwhile career path, according to research released by the Australian National Retailers Association.

Posted Mon 30/09/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Election gets the better of consumers

In the lead up to the federal election this Saturday, signs of nervousness are more obvious than ever as consumers continue to spend cautiously, which is reflective of the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics Retail Trade Figures.

Posted Tue 03/09/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Small businesses rally against supermarket fuel discounts with ad campaign

Four retail groups, which represent two million business and five million employees, have joined forces calling an end to the anti-competitive behaviour of the supermarket giants.

Posted Mon 26/08/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Unchanged cash rate leaves retailers frustrated

The Reserve Bank's decision to hold interest rates have left many retailers frustrated as they continue to face excessive rises in business costs.

Posted Tue 02/07/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Shoppers hungry for multi-channel innovation: IBM

Over 60 per cent of Australian consumers identify themselves as “apathetic” in their choice of primary retailer, according to the latest IBM study.

Posted Wed 29/05/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

December retail results disappoint

Despite the slight optimism from retailers prior to the Christmas sales, the results for December has unfortunately fallen short.

Posted Wed 06/02/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

RBA holds cash rate leaving retailers mixed

Retailers have mixed feelings about the Reserve Bank’s decision to leave the cash rate unchanged at 3 per cent.

Posted Tue 05/02/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles' price cuts leave bittersweet aftertaste

Following Cole's decision to discount prices on more products, some retail body associations have shown their support for it while it's being dismissed by others.

Posted Thu 10/01/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Christmas spending almost doubles

Retailers are expected to cash in a total of $12 billion from Christmas shopping this week.

Posted Wed 19/12/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Christmas shopping in full force

As Christmas fast approaches, Australians will lift their interest in shopping.

Posted Tue 11/12/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Plans for 24 hour retail trading: NSW

Retailers welcome NSW Planning Minister Brad Hazzard’s plans to introduce 24 hour trading before Christmas.

Posted Mon 22/10/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail trade lifted in August

Signs that consumers are spending is becoming more evident as retail turnover for August rises 0.2 per cent, according to the latest Australian Bureau Statistics (ABS) Retail Trade figures.

Posted Fri 05/10/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Low value import parcels: Change needed

The Federal Government has publicly released the final report of the Low Value Parcel Processing Taskforce, which suggested any streamlining of the processes involved in the handling of low value imported parcels would require significant change.

Posted Fri 07/09/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail trade figures flatline

The ABS trade figures show that while brighter trade results of 1.2 per cent were achieved in June, they have flatlined in July with turnover falling 0.8 per cent, seasonally adjusted

Posted Mon 03/09/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Future of Australian retail: positive and exciting?

UTS will be hosting a panel event where attendees will hear from fashion designer Carla Zampatti, ANRA's Margy Osmond and Westfield's Andy Hedges. They will give insight into the future of retail.

Posted Tue 14/08/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

More men head in-store than women

They say women are better shoppers than men but according to the Australian National Retailers Association (ANRA) the winter sales are indicating otherwise.

Posted Fri 08/06/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

FWA increases minimum wage

The Fair Work Australia's decision to increase the minimum wage by 2.9 per cent has left many retailers heart broken as it ignores strong signals that the sector is struggling.

Posted Mon 04/06/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail trade figures "disappointing"

While the two interest rates cuts were welcomed with open arms by retailers at the end of last year it didn’t change the attitudes of consumers as the latest ABS retail trade figures show that retail turnover in November 2011 was flat.

Posted Tue 10/01/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Christmas spending warms up

Spending levels are predicted to be up on 2010 as retailers enter into the peak Christmas shopping period this week, according to the ANRA.

Posted Tue 13/12/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Govt establishes Retail Council of Australia

To advise the government on the future of the sector, the council will work closely with the Council Australian Governments where it will be able to raise collective concerns on behalf of the retail industry.

Posted Tue 13/12/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Tax summit: Retailers demand GST changes

ANRA CEO Margy Osmond said if the government is serious about reform, lowering the threshold to $100 and enable retailers to compete on the global should be a key.

Posted Tue 04/10/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Reforms needed, Productivity Commission says

The draft report - Economic Structure and Performance of the Australian Retail Industry - examines the implications of globalisation for the retail industry and the appropriateness of current policy settings.

Posted Fri 05/08/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Consumer confidence rocked by carbon tax uncertainty, say retailers

The Australian National Retailers Association has blamed carbon price uncertainty for keeping consumers out of shops leading to a drop in sales.

Posted Thu 07/07/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers slam FWA for wage increase

Some Australian retailers will be hard hit with Fair Work Australia's decisions to increase modern award minimum wages by 3.4 per cent.

Posted Mon 06/06/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Budget 2011: Some light for retailers

Small businesses will be allowed to claim up to $5,000 as an immediate deduction for any car purchased during the 2012-13 financial year.

Posted Wed 11/05/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Reality of retail in trade figures

Retail trade figures released by the ABS has dropped 0.5 pr cent in March 2011 where the only positive turnover was seen in othing, footwear and personal accessory retailing up by a 0.1 per cent.

Posted Fri 06/05/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Cash rate held for the fifth time

his news has been welcomed by both the ARA and the NRA that have suggested keeping the cash rate stable for retailers as to continue their recovery.

Posted Thu 05/05/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

A step to flexibile hours

NSW retailers have welcomed the state government’s decision to think twice before prosecuting closed stores for restocking the shelves during the Easter shutdown, the ANRA said.

Posted Wed 20/04/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

February flood boosts retail trade

Both the ARA and the ANRA saidQueenslander's need for new household goods following the natural disasters of late December and January drove the 0.5 per cent growth in retail trade.

Posted Fri 01/04/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

ANRA calls for wage increase

The retail industry is an award-dependent sector and has absorbed the wage increase of 2010 and a strategy is needed to ensure not to burden those sectors still moving towards recovery.

Posted Mon 21/03/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Time to make adjustments: retailers

A new survey from the ANRA showed that at least three quarters of Australians used the internet to help them out with their shopping in the past three months

Posted Tue 22/02/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers keeping fingers crossed

Following the Productivity Commissions’ call for submissions from retailers for its inquiry into the Australian retail industry, the ANRA said 2011 will be a critical year for retailers.

Posted Thu 17/02/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers concern about future trading

The latest retail trade figures from the ABS have confirmed that consumers continued to remain cautious during the crucial December period.

Posted Tue 08/02/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

The aftermath of cyclone Yasi

Both Woolworths and Coles are still on the ground and have begun assessing the condition of stores, indicating little damage was done except Woolworths at Mission Beach suffered some roof damage.

Posted Fri 04/02/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers praise RBA

Retailers have welcomed the Reserve Bank’s decision to keep interest rates at 4.75 per cent as the early part of 2011 continues the 'challenging' theme of the 2010 for the sector.

Posted Wed 02/02/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers get behind flood victims

Leading supermarkets and retail organisations are working together to resupply existing stores, Scott Driscoll, United Retail Federation national president, told Retailbiz.

Posted Fri 14/01/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Growth in retail sales is not enough

Released on Monday, figures revealed that Australian retail turnover rose 0.3 per cent in November 2010, seasonally adjusted, following a revised fall of 0.8 per cent last October.

Posted Tue 11/01/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers help flood victims

The ANRA continues to identify the areas most in need of help and provide support to get trucks through as quickly as possible.

Posted Tue 04/01/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Gen Y only interested in bargains

Generation Y is leading Australia's new discount driven shopping culture with more than one in two under 25 year olds waiting until the sales to do their shopping.

Posted Fri 13/08/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Dismal retail growth of just 0.2%

The latest ABS Retail Trade figures show that retail sales increased 0.2 per cent in June, seasonally adjusted, compared with an increase of 0.2 per cent the previous month.

Posted Fri 06/08/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Hope for retail recovery as RBA keeps rates on hold

The Reserve Bank of Australia's decision to leave the official cash rate unchanged at 4.5 per cent for the third month will give struggling retailers a glimmer of hope for retail trade recovery.

Posted Fri 06/08/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Consumer sentiment surges as financial outlook improves

A spike in consumer confidence shows the impact interest rate stability has in improving the financial outlook for Australians, but may not result in higher retail sales.

Posted Thu 15/07/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Relief for retailers as interest rates remain at 4.5 per cent

Keeping interest rates stable will give retailers breathing room to build on recent small gains in the sector.

Posted Thu 08/07/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail turnover up by just 0.2%

The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show that retail sales rose 0.2 per cent in May, seasonally adjusted, compared with a rise of 0.6 per cent the previous month.

Posted Fri 02/07/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers discount heavily at winter sales

Consumers can expect better than usual winter sale bargains this year as retailers discount heavily to keep customers coming through the doors.

Posted Fri 04/06/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

ABS retail sales up 0.6 per cent, retailers remain cautious

The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics retail trade figures show that sales in April rose 0.6 per cent compared with a rise of 0.8 per cent the previous month.

Posted Fri 04/06/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

March retail sales rise 0.3%

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) retail trade figures released today show a 0.3 per cent growth in March sales as a result of an early Easter four day break.

Posted Thu 06/05/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Rate rise to stall retail recovery and cost jobs

Retailers will feel the brunt of the Reserve Bank of Australia's fifth 25 point interest rate rise since October last year, taking the cash rate to 4.25 per cent after dismal retail trade continued in February.

Posted Fri 09/04/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Shoppers only interested in bargains

Research shows that while the majority of Australians believe the global financial crisis is behind them, canny consumers will not part with their money lightly in 2010.

Posted Wed 31/03/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

November sales up 1.4% on previous month

ABS Retail Trade figures released showing 1.4 per cent growth in sales, compared with a rise of 0.4 per cent the previous month, was the first official sign of a strong Christmas very early on in the season.

Posted Mon 11/01/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail sales are up 0.3%

The ABS October retail turnover figures show sales continue to be sluggish. In October retail sales were up 0.3 per cent, after a fall of 0.2 per cent in September and 0.5 per cent growth in August.

Posted Thu 03/12/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Three rate rises set to cut Christmas spending

Retailers will feel the brunt of the third successive interest rate rise as consumers will be spending less this Christmas.

Posted Wed 02/12/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Perth shoppers to benefit from extended hours

From January next year, more Perth retailers will get the opportunity to open their doors on weeknights and weekends.

Posted Fri 20/11/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Strong sales of gift cards expected this Christmas

According to the recent American Express Annual Christmas Survey, the most popular present this year may be the practical gift card. This poses a challenge for retailers, to see who will be able to drive the most consumers to their store.

Posted Fri 20/11/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Fashionistas still spent big despite downturn

While financial markets were collapsing globally last year, women in Sydney and Melbourne were spending up big on special occasion fashion purchases, according to American Express Merchant Services credit card usage data.

Posted Wed 16/09/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Labor back flip on Perth trading hours extension

The WA Labor Party has back flipped on an election promise and denied Perth retailers the opportunity to extend their trading hours.

Posted Fri 21/08/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail turnover drops 1.4 per cent in June

The stimulus effect is fading according to the Australian National Retailers Association, with the ABS retail trade figures for June revealing retail turnover fell 1.4 per cent.

Posted Thu 06/08/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Large supermarkets already display unit prices

Australian consumers are already benefiting from unit pricing at the country's largest supermarkets, said the Australian National Retailers Association.

Posted Thu 02/07/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Cash handouts contribute $758 million to retail sales

The retail sector has grown by close to four per cent since the government introduced its first stimulus package, said the Australian National Retailers Association.

Posted Thu 02/07/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail sector loses 6400 jobs in 3 months

According to the latest jobs data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the retail sector has been hit hard over the last three months, with 6400 workers made redundant in the sector.

Posted Mon 22/06/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Consumer credit bill puts retail jobs at risk

Thousands of retailers could be forced to stop providing point-of-sale finance to their customers if the Federal Government introduces proposed consumer credit legislation.

Posted Mon 01/06/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Federal Budget step in right direction, says ANRA

The 2009-2010 Federal Budget takes a long-term and hopeful view of Australia's powers of recovery. It is a 'dig deep and hope the recession ends soon' approach, according to the Australian National Retailers Association.

Posted Wed 13/05/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Interest rate cut was necessary, says ANRA

The interest rate cut announced Tuesday by the Reserve Bank is a modest but necessary step to sustain economic growth, according to the Australian National Retailers Association.

Posted Wed 08/04/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

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