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Retail Advisory Council formed to discuss and develop changing retail landscape

Parcelpoint has initiated & coordinated a Retail Advisory Council to drive innovation and growth in eCommerce in Australia.

Post-election sugar hit to help retailers

After a tough end to 2018, retailers faced yet another period of weak demand and declining retail spending over the March quarter of 2019. However, it may not be all doom and gloom for the sector, with some very much needed relief expected in the second half of the year in the form of increased...

Feature your business in City of Sydney’s neighbourhood guides

This article was first published on City of Sydney News and shared by Australian Retailers Association

The business of fashion opens doors across Sydney

This article was first published on City of Sydney News and shared by Australian Retailers Association

Young workers are at risk employees

This year, a retailer was fined $60,000 following an incident involving a young worker. The 20-year-old was working for QSR Pty Ltd (QSR), a KFC franchise in Coffs Harbour when he slipped in the kitchen while cleaning and suffered serious burns to his leg.

Access Ability Day- a huge success

The below article was published in Issue 64 of The Retailer

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...

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