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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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July trade figures ‘disappointing’ for retail

The National Retail Association (NRA) says the new financial year has got off to a “disappointing” start for retail. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), trade figures flatlined for July. First, retail turnover remained unchanged at zero per cent. Second, there were falls in three of the six …

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NRA hits back at Stop Deregulation Adelaide

The National Retail Association (NRA) has rebutted what it describes as ‘false arguments’ made by the Stop Deregulation Adelaide campaign and other bodies. NRA CEO Dominique Lamb has called on all sides of politics to focus on a sensible, measured and fact-based debate, and to disregard what she claims are …

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NRA announces National Retail Awards shortlist

More than 40 finalists have been shortlisted for the National Retail Association’s (NRA) 2018 National Retail Awards. According to the NRA, the line-up of finalists is proving to be one of the most innovative and diverse in the event’s long-running history. “Retailers who’ve been in the game for a long …

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Retailers call on NSW government to ban the bag

The NSW government has come under pressure from retailers to step up efforts to implement legislation to eradicate single-use plastic bags. According to the National Retail Association, retail outlets across NSW are continuing to show widespread community support for a ban on lightweight plastic bags. In association with the Boomerang …

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February figures show end to retail spending slump

The spending slump in Australian retail has come to an end following the release of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures for February, showing a rise in turnover of 0.6 per cent. National Retail Association (NRA) CEO Dominique Lamb says the February results are “promising” for the retail sector, …

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