ARA and American Express team up in new partnership

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has announced a new strategic partnership with American Express.

According to ARA Executive Director Russell Zimmerman, a more direct relationship between the ARA and American Express will strengthen developments in payments innovation and create new products that meet the needs of Australian retailers.

“American Express is an innovator in payment technologies and offerings, and this collaboration will deepen our understanding of changing consumer habits to benefit the dynamic retail sector,” Mr Zimmerman said.

Robert Tedesco, Vice President and General Manager of Global Merchant Services for Australia and New Zealand, American Express, says the retail industry is incredibly important to American Express.

“We are pleased to further support and connect with the retail community through this partnership with the Australian Retailers Association, and we look forward to helping promote further growth and prosperity in Australia’s retail sector,” he said.

The ARA are planning a series of events with American Express in the next 12 months, says Mr Zimmerman. This, he explains, will help members adapt to the latest shifts in buyer behaviour and stay on top of their game.

“The ARA looks forward to working more closely with American Express and creating opportunities that offer a mutual benefit to both our members and our new partner,” Mr Zimmerman said.

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