Tag Archives: ARA

ARA teams up with Google

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) and Google have announced a new strategic collaboration this week. Russell Zimmerman, Executive Director of ARA, says a more direct relationship between the ARA and Google will allow the ARA to better support retailers to use digital tools and platforms which support their growth ambitions. …

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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 …

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Retail and fast food fight against customer abuse

A Retail and Fast Food Industry Statement on witnessed increases in abusive and violent customer behaviour has been released. This comes from the National Retail Association (NRA), along with the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association (SDA), Australian Retail Association (ARA) and other undersigned organisations. As reported by the SDA, …

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Deal off the table: NRA and ARA conclude merge discussion

Chairman of the National Retail Association (NRA), Mark Brodie has released a letter to NRA members stating that the discussion of a merge between NRA and Australian Retail Association (ARA) will not continue. The associations came to a conclusion to stay as individual groups, rather than creating a single body …

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Industry hits back on customer abuse

The Shop, Distribution and Allied Employees Association (SDA) recently held the second roundtable tackling the customer abuse epidemic in retail and fast food outlets. “Any type of abuse on the job is completely unacceptable, and when you have 85 per cent of retail staff reporting they have been subjected to …

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Tax cuts a ‘kickstart’ for the economy, says ARA

The Executive Director of the Australian Retailers’ Association (ARA), Russell Zimmerman, has congratulated the Senate for passing the Morrison government’s $158 billion tax relief package. According to Mr Zimmerman, this will “kickstart the economy”. He says the combined effect of the cuts – which will hand an immediate $15 billion …

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ARA says ‘it’s time to get moving’ to ensure economic growth

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) says a push by business leaders for more spending on infrastructure, alongside sweeping reform of taxation and regulatory arrangements, is “critical” if Australia’s GDP growth and prosperity are to continue. “27 years of continuous economic growth doesn’t just happen – you have to work at …

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How far is retail technology driving sales? 

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA), in collaboration with Australian technology company Pronto Software have released a white paper based on a survey of technology uptake and priorities among the country’s retailers. ‘The State of Australian Retail Technology 2019’ included responses from representatives of 172 retailers. Seventy-five per cent of the …

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Cautious welcome for more choice on tap and go

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has welcomed greater choice for retailers on tap and go payments, but urges more action. The ARA says it’s “pleased” that ANZ and Westpac have decided to give retailers a choice on how tap and go debit-card transactions are processed. But although it’s a “step …

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January trade figures ‘softer’ than forecast, says ARA

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) says the January 2019 trade figures have fallen short of forecasts, indicating “conservative” post-Christmas trade. The figures, which the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released on Friday, show a 2.66 per cent total growth year-on-year. ARA Executive Director Russell Zimmerman said: “As we forecasted a …

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