Tag Archives: retail

Sydney’s Castle Towers unveils $180m retail hub

Castle Towers, a shopping centre in north west Sydney, has unveiled the first stage of its $1 billion master-planned retail and lifestyle destination. Repurposed from an under-used carpark, the new $180 million retail precinct was officially opened by QIC Global Real Estate Managing Director, Michael O’Brien and State Member for …

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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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Casual employees in retail predominantly disengaged

More than half of casual employees in retail feel disengaged at work. This is according to a survey conducted by Humanforce, a Sydney-based global provider of workforce management solutions, which found that Australian retailers could do more to engage their casual workforces. The survey revealed that only 42 per cent of …

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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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FMCG marketing celebrated at Shop! ANZ awards

The best of the best in FMCG marketing design was celebrated at last night’s Shop! ANZ 2019 Marketing at Retail Awards. Ferrero Australia and Kraft Heinz took home the night’s biggest prizes. Ferrero Australia’s Kinder Halloween POP display by Orora Specialty Packaging and The Mix Agency won several Awards throughout …

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Make Australian retail great again!

July retail figures presented by the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed annual growth of 2.36 per cent. The growth is described as “an unexpected sobering economic snapshot” by the Executive Director of the Australian Retailers Association, Russell Zimmerman. It is noted however that month-on-month figures show a fall in July …

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Tesco to maximise convenience with Metro stores changes

Tesco is implementing operational changes to the way it runs its Metro stores in the UK. According to the retailer, they will simplify and reduce processes and administrative tasks across all 153 Tesco Metro stores. Tesco says these changes will allow them to serve shoppers better and to run the …

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Aussie retailers are missing out on $71bn in abandoned sales

Negative shopping experiences are costing the Australian retail sector $71 billion in abandoned sales each year, according to new research. The Adyen-commissioned research from 451 Research surveyed more than 1,200 APAC consumers and 600 B2C retailers to uncover what shoppers really feel about their shopping experiences and the impact it …

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