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Finding success through sustainability

With a rise in consumer awareness and affluence, retailers with strategic sustainable solutions are reaping the rewards with increased profits, consumer growth, and brand loyalty.

How mobile technology can solve the employee engagement crisis

Employee disengagement has been statistically linked with many problems for retail organisation’s, including an astounding high turnover rate.

Mirvac Retail creates a magical Christmas experience

Recognising that Christmas means something different to everyone, Mirvac Retail has created a series of immersive festive season moments allowing shoppers to share their traditions and to create new ones at their centres as part of the Aussie experience of Christmas.

Improving and implementing cost reduction measures

Strategies for cost reduction must always be considered about store policies and procedures and aligned with broader corporate objectives. 

Melbourne Central offers a sweet exchange for unwanted Christmas gifts

From 13 until 27 December, return your unwanted gift or regret-purchase at Melbourne Central’s ‘The Returning’ pop-up store.

Visa backs Buy From The Bush campaign and reminds Aussies that #WhereYouShopMatters

Visa, the global payments technology company, recently launched #WhereYouShopMatters, an initiative to support Australian businesses and help them succeed by encouraging all Australians to think about the positive impact where they shop can have on local communities.

Retailers urged to focus on safety during peak season

Managing health and safety can be like a game of snakes and ladders. It takes time, effort and resources to build systems and effectively manage health and safety in a retail work environment. 

Be SMART and plan for success

The role merchandise planning plays in the operations of any business.

How to best merchandise fixtures during a promotion

The following guidelines are often used to display and sell the greatest amount of merchandise possible in a given amount of space for the most effective results;

Six tips to ensure your Christmas gifts arrive on time

With Christmas undoubtedly the busiest time of the year, and an increasing number of consumers doing their shopping online, it’s easy to overlook some details when it comes to gift-buying.

Why retailers should look outside the standard resume for their hires

The project making young people soar.

Australian shoppers ready to cut the line with autonomous, cashier-less retail

Survey reveals two-thirds of Australian shoppers are ready for a more autonomous in-store shopping experience.

New cuts to music licence fee for retailers

November changes to OneMusic retail licence scheme.

Seven common questions about casual employees

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has been at the forefront of advocating and supporting retailers on a range of employment law opportunities.

Toys "R" Us reveals its top gifts for Aussie kids this Christmas

Toys”R”Us, that returned to Australia in June this year, has unveiled the top 15 gifts set to be most popular with kids in Christmas 2019, making shopping a breeze for mums, dads and grandparents.

How Bridgestone Australia created a seamless online and offline customer program

Digital has dramatically changed traditional retail experiences, as more and more customers immerse themselves in the digital world via their smart devices.

Total Tools chooses marketing platform to power a personalised customer experiences

Australian professional tool retailer selects Emarsys retail marketing platform to deliver results in days, not months

Facing up to social media complaints

Customers are increasingly using social media to voice complaints. Social media provides your organisation with another avenue to receive customer feedback and information. 

Christmas shopping trends and tips for businesses according to Pinterest

Pinners around the world wait for months with excitement for the beginning of the holiday season (searches for holiday start as early June on Pinterest), and millions turn to Pinterest for gift giving (and receiving!) inspiration.

Why the industry needs to be aware of the rise of the conscious consumer

Driving sustainable messaging within the fashion industry to match market trends is essential.

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