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Easter scavenger hunt re-imagined by tech savvy retailers

Retailers are getting into the spirit of Easter! 

2019 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards: Join the retail transformation

Australia’s largest and longest running national retail awards program are back! 

The annual 2019 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards has returned to once again. Our prestigious awards program celebrates achievements made by influential leaders from across the nation, who specialise in all...

The big scoop- Australia’s ice cream habits

Payments company Square has today released 2018 ice cream sales data analysing Australia’s consumption habits of the tasty treat based on thousands of transactions from hundreds of Square vendors across the country.

Amazon announces 500 new permanent jobs over the next year at local fulfilment centres

Not long after opening its second fulfilment centre in Sydney, Amazon continues to invest in Australia by creating 500 new permanent jobs in its fulfilment network over the next year, starting at its Dandenong South facility in Victoria.

Retailers provide relief for North Queensland flood victims

IGA has recently partnered with GIVIT to help support those affected by the recent floods in Townsville. IGA will be supplying $100,000 in IGA shopping vouchers to families in affected areas, including rural and remote areas whose plight has not been publicised on TV, to help them through this...

Last-minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

Valentine’s Day marks the perfect occasion to wine and dine your significant other and express your love and devotion through the exchange of meaningful and well-thought-out gifts. While this sounds ideal, the reality is finding the perfect gift can be a difficult and arduous task.

The ARA congratulate Geoff Browne on his appointment as Inaugural Lead Ombudsman

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) would like to congratulate Mr Geoff Browne GAICD on his appointment as the Inaugural Lead Ombudsman.

Charging the future of retail

The retail sector has been challenged by the influx of global and digital markets placing pressure on Australian retailers to develop innovative strategies to stay ahead of the pack.

Melbourne welcomes California on Little Collins St.

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) welcomes Californian brands Toms and Timbuk2 in Melbourne’s CBD. Both stores bring new offerings to customers, representing retail innovation. Both store fit-outs are a nostalgic touch to the sunny state, and are welcoming to walkers by.

Timbuk2 invite...

Christmas is coming to Myer

Myer will unveil the 63rd season of its Christmas animated windows on Friday 9 November from 6:00pm at its flagship Melbourne store, with a festival to celebrate the opening including roaming entertainment and performers.

Australian consumers want a unique in-store experience

According to a survey conducted by SOTI, Australian consumers are increasingly putting more value on a personalised customer experience over traditional point of sale (POS) when shopping in-store.  In a recent survey, 61% of Australian consumers want to receive a personalised customer service...

Retail Realm winners recognised at the 2018 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards

This year’s Australia’s leading retailers were crowned today at the Australian Retailers Association’s (ARA) 2018 eftpos Australian Retail Awards.

Business-banking initiatives providing flexible settlements for retailers

Australia’s business-only bank Tyro announced two major advancements in the EFTPOS and Bank Account contributions: Flexible Same-Day Settlement payroll integration through Xero accounting software, targeted towards small to medium enterprises (SMEs). Tyro developed these innovations to assist...

Improve your professional retail skillset

The Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC) are offering courses to assist retailers on improving their personal and professional expertise. Through interactive and informative workshops facilitated by experienced trainers, retailers will gain insight into the industry and refine their knowledge on...

Have you secured your ticket to the 2018 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards?

Have you secured your ticket to the 2018 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards?

Not sure where to shop this Footy Friday?

Melbourne Central will be open for trade on the AFL Grand Final Eve, Friday 28 September, from 10am to 6pm, with dining and entertainment retailers open until late.

Are you a Retail Realm finalist?

With the 2018 eftpos Australian Retailers Association (ARA) Australian Retail Awards just around the corner, the ARA have announced the finalists of this year’s prestigious Awards breakfast.

The 2018 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards stellar line-up

The stage is set for the 2018 Australian Retailers Association (ARA) Australian Retailers Awards. The awards will acknowledge those who have contributed to the retail industry with the key focus of this year’s awards on The Retail Realm: Thinking outside the shop.

Sydney Retail Festival features stellar line-up of speakers

International model and body diversity advocate Robyn Lawley will speak about the growth of the body positive movement at the inaugural Sydney Retail Festival, to be held on September 14 and 15, as part of a series of free business seminars on the fashion industry.

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