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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 »

Decision on GST changes remain on hold for Christmas leaving retailers disappoin

The decision to close the GST loophole on imported goods valued at less than $1000 has not been made; instead has been delayed until March next year.

Posted Thu 28/11/2013 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 »

"Not just a stepping stone": NRA on retaining young retail staff

In the lead up to Christmas, retailers start to think about bringing on more staff to meet customer demands and help cope with busier stores. But the big question for retailers is how to retain staff, especially younger workers, once they've spent the tim

Posted Wed 25/09/2013 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 »

Supercheap Auto employee crowned NRA Young Retailer of the Year

Gold Coast's Supercheap Auto Bundall store employee Alex Oldfield has been awarded the 2013 National Retail Association Young Retailer of the Year at the NRA's 40th anniversary award ceremony in Melbourne.

Posted Thu 01/08/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers demand stability as trade picks up 0.1%

Retailers are demanding economic and political stability to bring consumer confidence back so they begin spending once again.

Posted Wed 03/07/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Hard work pays off for NRA Young Retailer of the Year finalists

Owners and managers of retailers including Dick Smith, Myer, David Jones, Woolworths and Rebel Sport are some of top 25 finalists in the running for the National Retail Association Young Retailer of the Year title.

Posted Fri 21/06/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Cash rate stays at 2.75%

While retailers have been urging the Reserve Bank to drop the cash rate further to help ease increasing pressures, the Board has decided to leave it unchanged.

Posted Tue 04/06/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Wage increases put pressure on retailers

The Minimum Wage Panel has decided there will be a 2.6 per cent increase on the national minimum wage, leaving retailers feeling uneasy.

Posted Tue 04/06/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Deadline extended: NRA Young Retailer of the Year

Nominations deadline for the Young Retailer of the Year Award has been extended to Friday, May 31.

Posted Fri 24/05/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

QRTSA collapses, NRA offers help

The collapse has left many small independents retailers isolated but the NRA is stepping to offer members a helping hand.

Posted Fri 19/04/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Stop making IR changes, NRA demands

The National Retail Association has slammed the Gillard government for fiddling with industrial relations arrangement.

Posted Mon 18/03/2013 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 »

Govt progresses to cut GST

Retailers have welcomed the Gillard Government's decision to implement recommendations made by the LVT Processing Taskforce to reduce the $1000 GST threshold.

Posted Tue 04/12/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

RBA holds cash rate

As the nation stopped to watch the Melbourne Cup race, retailers held to their breaths for the Reserve Bank's decision on the cash rate.

Posted Wed 07/11/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

NRA announces new executive director

The National Retail Association has appointed Trevor Evans as the new executive director.

Posted Fri 28/09/2012 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 »

Federal Court overrules after school work

The Federal Court has dismissed the Shop Distributive and Allied Employees Association's appeal against the decision of Fair Work Australia to allow school students to complete short shifts in retail businesses after school hours.

Posted Fri 11/05/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers take on IR laws

The NRA is hosting a breakfast series in March to discuss current and emerging trends related to industrial relations.

Posted Mon 20/02/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers left out in the cold

Retailers’ hopes were left shattered when the Reserve Bank announced it was keeping the cash rate at 4.25 per cent but now there are expectations that the RBA will provide an interest rate cut next month.

Posted Wed 08/02/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail trade back down 0.1%

Following a 0.1 per cent rise in November 2011, the ABS has reported that retail trade figures for December, the most crucial month of trading, fell 0.1 per cent.

Posted Mon 06/02/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

NRA fights working battle

The NRA continues to fight a long battle against the shorter minimum work shifts on behalf of young employees, sitting in on the cases' third appeal on Wednesday.

Posted Tue 31/01/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Modest growth for retail trade figures

Following a 0.4 per cent rise the previous month, the latest ABS retail trade figures show that retail turnover rose 0.2 per cent in October.

Posted Thu 01/12/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Tamworth manager takes out NRA award

Jennifer Skeahan-Heugh has been recognised for her achievement as helping some Kmart departments in Tamworth reach triple-digit growth.

Posted Fri 29/07/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

NRA defends against FWA ruling

The NRA is the only retail organisation involved in this case, and having prosecuted the issue from the start will now defend the appeal brought by the shop assistant union.

Posted Fri 15/07/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Hope fades as May figures show drop in sales

The fall in retail trade during May has ruined the glimmer of hope retailers felt after solid figures in April, according to the National Retailers Association.

Posted Wed 06/07/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

No rate rise means happy retailers

There’s a sigh of relief among Australian retailers as the Reserve Bank of Australia has decided to hold the cash rate unchanged at 4.75 per cent.

Posted Tue 07/06/2011 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 »

Discussion raises questions

Opinions were shared and questions were raised during a discussion that was held by the NRA to address the need to close the GST loophole.

Posted Fri 13/05/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

In search of the next young retailer

The NRA Young Retailer of the Year competition is calling retailers for nominations to recognise and reward excellence amongst young retailers under the age of 25.

Posted Mon 09/05/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

National POS sign in consultation

The ACCC is in consultation with retailers and consumers on a draft national point of sale sign that will be designed to provide consumers with information on their basic return/refund rights under the new consumer guarantees regime.

Posted Wed 13/04/2011 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 »

Industry debate over GST exploitation

The Retail Breakfast Seminar Series is a joint initiative of Wollongong University’s Sydney Business School and the National Retail Association.

Posted Tue 29/03/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

SA retailers to lose this Easter

This Easter long weekend, which is a five day long public holiday, will see a majority of Adelaide’s retailers closed for four of the five days, including for a three consecutive day period.

Posted Tue 22/03/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Brisbane retailers back in business

Brisbane Marketing conducted a post-flood photo shoot of the city for media and Brisbane's CBD retailers and businesses to use across their marketing and promotional materials, demonstrating the city is getting back to business.

Posted Tue 08/02/2011 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 »

NRA joins retail coalition bandwagon

Representing 3,700 retailers, the group joins the Australian retail giants including Myer, David Jones and Harvey Norman in a national campaign to pressure the federal government to level the retail playing field by closing the GST and duty loophole.

Posted Mon 10/01/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Consumer law revamp for the better

The law is expected to cover the entire consumer protection spectrum from consumer guarantees and sales practices to product safety.

Posted Wed 01/12/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Banks need to hold off rate rise

The speculation and the uncertainty of rate rises can have a negative impact on retailers, NRA executive director Gary Black said.

Posted Wed 06/10/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Slow but steady increase

The latest ABS Retail Trade figures show that retail sales increased 0.3 per cent in August.

Posted Wed 06/10/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers welcome new govt

After 17 days of an undecided federal government, Julia Gillard and the Labor Party is now back in position and has been welcomed by retailers today.

Posted Wed 08/09/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Teenagers lose job due to new Fair Work Laws

Six teenagers have been sacked from a Victorian hardware store, where they were working 1.5 hours a day after school, because the new IR system won't let them work less than three hours a day.

Posted Fri 05/02/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Fourth rate rise will impact retail growth

A fourth consecutive RBA rate rise will have a significant impact on growth for retailers, who are still dealing with last year's three rate rises.

Posted Fri 29/01/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Labour costs will still increase, says NRA

The NRA welcomes the AIRC's decision to make use of the new retail award's full five-year transition period for increases to penalties and wage rates, but still questions why there have to be any labour cost increases at all.

Posted Thu 03/09/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

NSW retailers to benefit from NRA appointment

In efforts to provide NSW retailers with direct access to industry specific advice and assistance, the National Retail Association has appointed Michael Lonie as its NSW state director and revealed its new Sydney office location.

Posted Wed 19/08/2009 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 »

Young retailer of the year announced

Rebecca Willett from Boost Juice Bars has been named the 2009 NRA Young Retailer of the Year, with Daisy Youhanna of SABA as the runner up.

Posted Mon 27/07/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Latest retail figures show signs of recovery

The 0.3 per cent growth in retail turnover for April was in line with predictions and continued to showed signs of slow and patchy recovery across states and retail sectors.

Posted Tue 02/06/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers support budget direction

The National Retail Association says most retailers support the key decisions taken in last night's budget because of the direct contribution they will make to stimulating spending in the economy.

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

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