Seamless Australia: Working together to change the way people choose, enjoy and recycle clothing

Seamless is Australia’s clothing stewardship scheme that enables the clothing industry to do what no single organisation can do alone: Transform how clothing...

Seamless is Australia’s clothing stewardship scheme that enables the clothing industry to do what no single organisation can do alone: Transform how clothing is ​made, enjoyed and recycled in Australia. It aims to make the Australian clothing industry truly circular by 2030 and significantly reduce the 200,000 tonnes of clothing that currently goes...

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National Retail Roadshow – Wrap up ‘Performance’ Stream

We had an exciting day at the ‘Performance’ stream of our virtual retail roadshow yesterday, and we couldn't wait...

We had an exciting day at the ‘Performance’ stream of our virtual retail roadshow yesterday, and we couldn't wait to share the highlights with you. From AI innovations to cybersecurity essentials and mastering the customer journey, our experts shared invaluable insights to turbocharge your retail strategies. Thank you for...

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National Retail Roadshow – Wrap up

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all participants, speakers, and attendees for making yesterday's virtual roadshow event a resounding...

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all participants, speakers, and attendees for making yesterday's virtual roadshow event a resounding success. Your engagement and insights are invaluable as we work towards a more sustainable future in the retail sector. Here's a wrap-up of what we covered, plus some exciting announcements...

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Retailers back tough new penalties to combat assault on Victorian workers

The National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed the Victorian Government’s move to implement tough new penalties for people who...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed the Victorian Government’s move to implement tough new penalties for people who assault retail workers. The new laws will bring Victoria into line with other state and territories on the issue with a Bill to Parliament to be introduced in 2025. NRA Director of...

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Police and retailers collaborate to combat knife crime

The National Retail Association has officially partnered with the Queensland Police Service to educate retailers on new legislation which...

The National Retail Association has officially partnered with the Queensland Police Service to educate retailers on new legislation which will see knives and other controlled items prohibited from sale to minors, as well as requirements for secure storage of particular items prior to sale. The new laws are part of...

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Retail sector unites around retail crime solutions

Australian retailers are uniting to tackle retail crime at the industry-wide Retail Crime Symposium on 18 July 2024 in...

Australian retailers are uniting to tackle retail crime at the industry-wide Retail Crime Symposium on 18 July 2024 in Melbourne. In an industry first collaboration, Australian Retailers Association (ARA) and the National Retail Association (NRA) have joined forces to host the 2024 event, bringing together police, government, SDA union,...

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Retailers call for Federal Budget to support businesses amid rates pause

Australian retailers are calling on the Federal Government to support struggling businesses in the May Budget while rates remain...

Australian retailers are calling on the Federal Government to support struggling businesses in the May Budget while rates remain on hold. Governor Michele Bullock held interest rates at 4.35 per cent this month, citing moderating inflation and the CPI being down from 4.1 per cent to 3.6 per cent over the...

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Inside our Supermarkets: Australia 2024

Deakin University and Université Laval have published their latest assessment of Australian supermarkets. Deakin University is a well known...

Deakin University and Université Laval have published their latest assessment of Australian supermarkets. Deakin University is a well known public health activist organisation that is openly anti-industry/retail. Many of the domains in the assessment report correlate with National Obesity Strategy (NOS) recommendations. Accordingly, the tool used to evaluate each supermarket...

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Retail Fest 2024 Wrap Up

What a whirlwind week at Retail Fest 2024! From insightful speakers sharing their expertise on stage to engaging workshops...

What a whirlwind week at Retail Fest 2024! From insightful speakers sharing their expertise on stage to engaging workshops and fruitful conversations with exhibitors and peers, Retail Fest was an unforgettable experience. We celebrated innovation, forged new partnerships, and gained valuable insights into the future of retail. This year, the...

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Feb trade figures show retail is struggling, and can’t shake it off

The National Retail Association has called on the Federal Government to look seriously at the crisis confronting Australian retail,...

The National Retail Association has called on the Federal Government to look seriously at the crisis confronting Australian retail, rather than celebrating the Taylor Swift sugar hit to retail sales in February. National Retail Association Director Rob Godwin said it would be a mistake for the Government to interpret the...

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Why don’t we talk about the cost-of-trading crisis?

Deputy CEO Lindsay Carroll Entering the new year, cost-of-living has been making headlines across Australia, in our households and within...

Deputy CEO Lindsay Carroll Entering the new year, cost-of-living has been making headlines across Australia, in our households and within the halls of power alike. Every policymaker in the country, from parliamentarians to the Reserve Bank, seem to be throwing every tool in their war chest at the elusive issue....

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Closing Loopholes Bill No. 2 passes Parliament

Earlier this month, it was confirmed that both Houses of Parliament passed the second tranche of amendments to the...

Earlier this month, it was confirmed that both Houses of Parliament passed the second tranche of amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) under the Albanese Government’s Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023 (Bill), with amendments as proposed by the Senate last week.    We will update our...

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“National Retail Association welcomes stricter penalties against retail crime in WA”

In a pivotal move to address the rising tide of violence against retail workers in Western Australia, the National...

In a pivotal move to address the rising tide of violence against retail workers in Western Australia, the National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed the announcement by the State Government to introduce stricter penalties against retail crime. The proposed legislative changes, set to be implemented in WA, are a...

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Focus Sharpens on Green Credentials

Late 2023 marked a significant milestone in Australia's commitment to environmental responsibility, with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission...

Late 2023 marked a significant milestone in Australia's commitment to environmental responsibility, with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) releasing comprehensive guidance for businesses on making accurate environmental claims. Building on this momentum, January 2024 witnessed The Treasury's release of a climate-related financial disclosure legislation exposure draft for...

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Reserve Bank urged to show retailers some love

Australian retailers have welcomed the Reserve Bank’s decision to hold interests rates this month but have called for industry to...

Australian retailers have welcomed the Reserve Bank’s decision to hold interests rates this month but have called for industry to be shown some love after record-low Christmas sales. Governor Michele Bullock raised interest rates to 4.35 per cent just before the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales to put a squeeze on...

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The RBA’s decisions have put the lights out on festive spending.

Latest trade figures reveal the series of interest rate rises by the Reserve Bank have nipped Christmas sales in...

Latest trade figures reveal the series of interest rate rises by the Reserve Bank have nipped Christmas sales in the bud, risking the future of Australian retailers. Figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reveal spending in December grew by just 0.8 per cent compared with last...

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