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The ARA is the leading voice for issues impacting the Australian retail sector, influencing and directing industry policy. We exist to fight for the interests of Australian retailers.


Create Compelling Visual Merchandising

The key to a brilliantly merchandised store is making sure there is a plan to guide how it should look and the story that the space should tell. This workshop provides the foundations and steps to successfully design and merchandise a retail store to showcase the product and drive a strong commercial return.

The practical step by step approach gives examples and simple tips to getting it right every time.


Don’t blush baby

Sexual harassment can have significant consequences, with retailers urged to take every precaution to prevent its occurrence. By ...

At your service

Retail – where customer service and technology collide. By Sebastian Pedavoli – Proxima Tesla ...

Is the (Mr) Price right?

South African retail group, Mr Price, makes Australia its first international market – here’s ...

Feel good retail recruitment

The pilot of a financially incentivised retail training and employment program has seen retailers ...

The power of Tim Tams

Retailers can learn some valuable lessons in negotiation from Coles’ Tim Tams price rise ...