Tag Archives: National Retail Association

Retailers would welcome nationwide plastic bag ban

The NRA has welcomed Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s proposal to implement a single-use plastic bag ban nationwide from 2021. National Retail Association Manager of Industry David Stout says the retail sector applauds laws that are consistent across the country and allow enough time to avoid disruption. “Retailers are happy to …

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Budget boom: Aussie retailers enjoy 24-hour surge

Retail enjoyed a boom 24 hours following key announcements in the federal budget, says the National Retail Association (NRA). The NRA also says Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures show that the sector “broke free of its shackles” in February. ‘Welcome relief’ NRA CEO Dominique Lamb says the news regarding …

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Adelaide retailers hail Easter Monday trading

The National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed the decision to allow suburban Adelaide retailers to trade on Easter Monday. The NRA hailed the SA government’s decision as a “landmark”. ‘The shackles have been removed’ NRA Manager Policy David Stout says the decision brings SA into line with all other states …

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Christmas sales should meet forecasts, says NRA

The National Retail Association (NRA) says the ‘strong’ retail sales for November 2018 suggest Christmas sales will hit forecasts. It made the announcement after the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released its latest Retail Trade report. The report showed an increase in turnover of 0.4 per cent (seasonally adjusted). Based …

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1.5bn single-use plastic bags saved in 4 months

A total of 1.5 billion single-use plastic bags have been saved since July, says the National Retail Association (NRA). This staggering figure emerged once major supermarkets put their self-imposed bans into action in the winter. Woolworths’ and Coles’ voluntary bans also coincided with a state-wide government ban coming into effect …

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Minister to intervene in ‘double dipping’ case

Federal Jobs and Industrial Relations Minister Kelly O’Dwyer says she’ll intervene in a federal court case involving employee entitlements. The company involved is WorkPac, which describes itself as “specialising in recruitment for mining jobs, construction, engineering, and oil and gas jobs”. The National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed the minister’s …

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Soft sell: slow retail year continued in August

The retail sector has continued its slow year, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) report. The report showed soft sales figures for the month of August. There was a small rise in turnover of 0.3 per cent, making it the weakest back-to-back results for 2018. Acting National …

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Retailers slam Christmas penalty rates hike

The National Retail Association (NRA) has slammed the decision to raise penalty rates just before Christmas. The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has ruled that penalty rates will rise by 25 per cent for 350,000 casual retail employees who work on Saturday and after 6pm on weekdays. The ruling will come …

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National Retail Awards honour legends and rising stars

The National Retail Association (NRA) held its National Retail Awards ceremony in Melbourne last Thursday to honour its leading lights. The NRA presented the National Retail Awards, which it describes as the “nation’s premier industry honours”. Outstanding retailers from across Australia received their awards at a ceremony in Myer Mural …

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On the up: retail sector grows for three months in a row

Aussie retailers have welcomed their third consecutive month of retail growth, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). National Retail Association Dominique Lamb gave the figures a cautious welcome. She says there is still a long way to go for the domestic industry. But she also acknowledges that June’s …

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