This article was first published on City of Sydney News and shared by Australian Retailers Association.
Many supermarkets in NSW have now banned single-use plastic shopping bags.
According to an independent Roy Morgan study, 90% of Australians are more likely to buy Australian-made products than those from overseas.
The retail industry is a demanding one to work for, especially if you are part of the store team. From the high sales targets and dealing with disgruntled customers to working through the holidays, the life of retail staff isn’t always smooth-sailing and relaxed.
The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) would like to congratulate Mr Geoff Browne GAICD on his appointment as the Inaugural Lead Ombudsman.
There’s an assumption that outsourcing comes at a cost, that the business will not be in control, that it is more expensive than deploying an in-house team, and that it is simply easier to just ‘do it ourselves’. Yet in the highly volatile retail sector, where consumer spending is influenced by...
SafeWork NSW has recently published their At Risk Workers’ Strategy 2018-2022. SafeWork NSW has deemed and outlined within their strategy, the following groups of workers to be a most risk of harm in workplace:
Once online, many retail brands look for opportunities to expand the reach of their company by developing strategies to boost brand awareness.
Here’s the thing: branding matters. But your brand isn’t just a logo or the pretty colours that come with it.
Workplace conflict can have a seriously detrimental effect on workers, the backbone of the retail industry. Conflict is one of the most distracting and negative forces at work and a huge cost to business, influencing workers to take sick leave or abandon their roles altogether.
The digital economy has changed the way retailers interact with consumers. As technology has become more portable, it has also weaved its way into our day-to-day lives—from supermarkets predicting and delivering the groceries we need, to a fully integrated concierge banking service.
Social media has proven to be an effective tool for businesses to reach out and improve relationships with customers.
In a world where people are seeking purposeful purchases, businesses are now introducing healthier, safer, and more environmentally focused products as the competition of sustainability grows.
Retail is such a dynamic and fast paced industry and visual merchandisers tend to shift from one focus to the next at great speed making it easy for the evaluation of promotional initiatives to go by the wayside.
Outlining what is considered unacceptable behaviour and educating employees on business values through workplace policies means retailers are in a better position to manage undesirable behaviour when it arises.
The Retail Ready Jobs Program gives employers a new way to hire, without compromising on quality.
In a competitive environment where overseas rivals are putting pressure on local retailers, businesses need to invest in building their brand purpose for their customers and their people.
How retailers can grow their customer base and increase consumer loyalty
By harnessing the right technology, retailers can enhance the overall experience for their customers
Extensive planning and alignment with wider business activities lays a strong foundation for promotions that excite customers, benefit business and minimise unnecessary pressure on store and visual merchandising staff.