The Large Format Retail Association (LFRA) is extending membership for a minimum six months to new and current members at no cost.
Membership fees for over 140 members and brands for the LFRA are usually charged on a financial year basis.
“Trading conditions have been quite varied across our industry due to COVID-19,” says CEO of the LFRA, Philippa Kelly.
“To do our bit the LFRA has decided to offer all members a free 6-month extension on current membership to 1 January, 2021.
“I am really proud of how retailers and landlords have worked together during these uncertain times.”
The Large Format Retail industry was able to trade continuously throughout the COVID-19 pandemic due to its convenience. Consumers spending habits have changed and retailers have adapted to differing trading, operational requirements, and restrictions across Australia.
“Large Format Retail stores have a large footprint and are often situated at ground level, so shoppers and staff felt safe whilst maintaining social distance for either click and collect or in-store shopping,” adds Mrs Kelly.
“When restrictions ease and public gatherings can resume the LFRA will once again host national quarterly forums to bring the industry together. The forums underpin the unique and collaborative culture of the LFRA where retailers, landlords, developers and service suppliers, come together to work collaboratively for the common good of the industry.”
For more information about membership of the LFRA, please contact Michelle Wong, Membership & Event Services at firstname.lastname@example.org