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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.

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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.

The 2018 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards are fast approaching

In a month’s time Myer’s Mural Hall will play host to this year’s 2018 eftpos Australian Retailers Association (ARA) Australian Retail Awards. The theme of this year’s awards will centre around The Retail Realm: thinking outside of the shop and focus on customer experience, technology, payments,...

This Father's day: Dad's the word

Father's Day marks a special occasion for dad's across Australia to celebrate with their loved ones.

The ARA supports new retail definitions for big box and small supermarket shoppers

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) support the NSW Government’s move to making it easier for large format retailers to provide the goods and services their customers want by introducing new and updated retail land use definitions into law from 31 August.

ARA pay tribute to former President, Tony Coote

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) pay tribute towards the recent passing of our inaugural and former President, Director of jewellery chain Angus & Coote and the Founder of the Mulloon Institute, Tony (Anthony) Coote AM.

Trade opportunities for Australian small and medium-sized businesses

International demand for Australian products present a significant opportunity for Australian small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) to grow their business through cross-border trade over the next 12 months, according to independent research conducted by FedEx Express.

Small business retail showcase

Small Business Victoria have partnered with Reed Gift Fairs for the upcoming Melbourne Gift Fair to highlight the importance of small business.

Warning about threat-based impersonation scams this Scams Awareness Week

If you received a call out of the blue from the Tax Office saying you had a tax debt that you had to pay immediately or be arrested, what would you think? If Telstra called you and said there were internet problems in your area and they needed remote access to your computer in order to help you...

Power partnerships and moving beyond millennials: the trends defining brands in 2018

We want brands to stand for something that matters and to know there are more social groups than just millennials, according to The Media Store’s 2018 Trend Forecast.

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