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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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‘Positive’ signs for retail, says NRA

The National Retail Association (NRA) has said that there are positive signs that the state of retail is improving. This follows the August trade figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) last week. Following a “poor showing” in July, the NRA says the ABS report for August reveals …

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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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Victorian businesses prepare to ban the bag

New legislation was introduced to the Victorian state parliament this week which will ban all lightweight plastic shopping bags with a thickness of 35 microns or less. This includes bags made from degradable, biodegradable and compostable plastic. The new law will apply to all retailers and suppliers – regardless of …

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NRA urges new government to push through tax cuts

The National Retail Association has congratulated Scott Morrison on his re-election and urged him to “move very quickly” on cutting taxes. The call comes after the NRA publicly backed the government’s promised personal and business tax cuts as “good for retailers”. NRA CEO Dominique Lamb said: “Both sides of politics …

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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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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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