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2017 Media Releases

RETAILERS AT THE VANGUARD IN TACKLING MODERN SLAVERY

MEDIA RELEASE RETAILERS AT THE VANGUARD IN TACKLING MODERN SLAVERY Friday 20 October 2017: The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has today released its submission to the Attorney General’s Departmental Review ...

ARA SUPPORTIVE OF ANZ DUAL NETWORK ROUTING

MEDIA RELEASE ARA SUPPORTIVE OF ANZ DUAL NETWORK ROUTING Thursday 19 October 2017: The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) are pleased to hear the ANZ Bank have agreed to route transactions ...

ARA CONGRATULATES FEDERAL COURT ON UPHOLDING PENALTY RATES DECISION

ARA CONGRATULATES FEDERAL COURT ON UPHOLDING PENALTY RATES DECISION Wednesday 11 October, 2017: The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) strongly supports today’s decision by the Federal Court to uphold the Fair ...

ARA CALL UPON THE NSW GOVERNMENT TO ABANDON UNNECESSARY GIFT CARD REGULATIONS

ARA CALL UPON THE NSW GOVERNMENT TO ABANDON UNNECESSARY GIFT CARD REGULATIONS Tuesday 10 October, 2017: The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) strongly oppose the NSW Gift Card Reforms as the ...

AUGUST RETAIL TRADE FIGURES A MAJOR CONCERN LEADING INTO CHRISTMAS

AUGUST RETAIL TRADE FIGURES A MAJOR CONCERN LEADING INTO CHRISTMAS Thursday 5 October, 2017: The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) said the August trade figures released today by the Australian Bureau ...

SENATE COMMITTEE REPORT: A SLAP IN THE FACE FOR YOUNG RETAIL EMPLOYEES

SENATE COMMITTEE REPORT: A SLAP IN THE FACE FOR YOUNG RETAIL EMPLOYEES Thursday 5 October, 2017: The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) strongly urges the Senate Education and Employment Committee’s recommendations ...

ARA LOOKS FOR SUPPORT TO GROW EMPLOYMENT IN THE RETAIL INDUSTRY

ARA LOOKS FOR SUPPORT TO GROW EMPLOYMENT IN THE RETAIL INDUSTRY Tuesday 26 September, 2017: Today the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) will hear the Federal Court discuss the fate of ...

ARA DEFENDS EMPLOYMENT IN PENALTY RATES REVIEW

Friday 22 September, 2017: As the retail industry’s peak representative body, the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) continues to advocate for employment in the judicial review of the Penalty Rates Decision ...

CAUTIOUS GROWTH FOR RETAIL TRADE THIS JULY

CAUTIOUS GROWTH FOR RETAIL TRADE THIS JULY Thursday 7 September, 2017: The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) said the July trade figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) ...

ANNA MCPHEE R.I.P

ANNA MCPHEE R.I.P Friday 1 September 2017: The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) would like to express our sympathies at the passing of Anna McPhee, the former CEO of the Retail ...

ARA CALLS ON PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION TO WIDEN THE NET FOR GST

ARA CALLS ON PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION TO WIDEN THE NET FOR GST Friday 1 September, 2017: The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) have put forward a submission to the Productivity Commission (PC) ...

ARA URGES SENATE TO REVIEW THE BOOT FOR RETAILERS AT HEARING TODAY

ARA URGES SENATE TO REVIEW THE BOOT FOR RETAILERS AT HEARING TODAY Thursday 24 August 2017: The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) will be appearing in front of the Senate Education ...
2016 Media Releases

AUSSIE RETAILERS HAPPY WITH BOXING DAY SALES

27 DECEMBER, 2016: Boxing Day proved to be another great day for retailers this year with Australians flooding shopping centres and department stores across the country. Boxing Day sales are ...

AUSSIES TO SPEND $2.3 BILLION THIS BOXING DAY

26 DECEMBER, 2016: Australian retailers will throw open their doors from as early as 5am this morning for the annual Boxing Day sales event, with Australian shoppers expected to spend ...

RETAILERS OPEN FOR LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS SHOPPERS

22 DECEMBER, 2016: With only a few days left for Australians to finalise their Christmas shopping, the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) reminds consumers of the most sought after Christmas gifts ...

ARA PREDICTS AUSSIES TO SPEND BIG AFTER CHRISTMAS

Thursday 15 December 2016: Aussie shoppers are tipped to spend $17.2 billion nationwide from December 26, 2016 to January 15, 2017, according to the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) in conjunction ...

TOP PRODUCT SEARCHES REVEALED, ONLINE SALES TO HIT $3.4 BILLION THIS CHRISTMAS

8 DECEMBER 2016: With Australians predicted to spend $48.1 billion over the Christmas period, the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) anticipates shoppers to spend $3.4 billion online over the six weeks ...

LOW VALUE GST THRESHOLD SUBMISSION, LABOR AND CROSSBENCH MUST SUPPORT

5 DECEMBER, 2016: The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) supports the broad intent of the Government’s legislation to apply GST to low value goods imported by consumers and calls upon Labor ...

ANOTHER MAGICAL CHRISTMAS FOR AUSTRALIAN BOOK RETAILERS

4 DECEMBER, 2016: With Australians predicted to spend $8.39 billion on household goods over the Christmas trading period, retailers have seen a promising uplift in both foot traffic and online ...

Australian retailers thank Santa for the 3.5% growth – ABS October 2016 – 3.5% year-on-year

Friday 2 December 2016: With Christmas around the corner, retail continues to grow steadily with a 3.5% growth seasonally adjusted (year on year) in October 2016, according to the Australian ...

ARA congratulates NSW Government for allowing Boxing Day trading again in 2016 in the face of anti-jobs union opposition

Wednesday 30 November 2016: The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) supports NSW retailers in opening their doors again this Boxing Day in the face of anti-jobs union opposition. Last year was ...

ARA says ACCC’s draft determination is bad for retailers

Tuesday 29 November 2016: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued a draft determination regarding the applications for authorisation lodged by Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, the Commonwealth Bank of ...

KEEPING UP WITH THE KIDS THIS CHRISTMAS

25 NOVEMBER, 2016: With Australians set to spend more than $48.1 billion in retail stores over the Christmas trading period from November 14 to December 24 2016, Roy Morgan’s Young ...

NEW CO-CHAIR APPOINTED TO TOURISM SHOPPING REFORM GROUP

MEDIA RELEASE 21 NOVEMBER, 2016: Russell Zimmerman, Executive Director of the Australian Retailers Association, has joined Margy Osmond, Chief Executive Officer of Tourism & Transport Forum Australia, as Co-Chair of ...
2015 Media Releases

REMINDER OF ANZAC DAY STORE CLOSURES

21 APRIL, 2016: The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) is reminding retailers and shoppers alike of trading restrictions this Anzac Day, Monday April 25. ARA Executive Director, Russell Zimmerman, said that ...

ARA CHRISTMAS SHOPPING 2015 FACT SHEET

ARA CHRISTMAS SHOPPING 2015 FACT SHEET Pre-Christmas (Nov 15 to Dec 24, 2015) Australians predicted to spend $46.8 billion nationally in the six week lead up to Christmas 2015 according ...

Record 2015 Boxing Day sales

Record 2015 Boxing Day sales 27 DECEMBER, 2015: Australian shoppers were out in force at Boxing Day retail sales yesterday, with around $2.3 billion expected to have gone through registers ...

Crowds descend on Boxing Day sales

Crowds descend on Boxing Day sales 26 DECEMBER, 2015: Retailers will throw open their doors from as early as 5am this morning for the annual Boxing Day sales event, where ...

Retailers prepare for Boxing Day crowds

Retailers prepare for Boxing Day crowds 23 DECEMBER, 2015: Heavy crowds are expected to be experienced in key retail shopping precincts across Australia on Boxing Day, as shoppers flock to ...

PC recommendations to ease pressures on retail businesses

PC recommendations to ease pressures on retail businesses 22 DECEMBER, 2015: The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) says the Productivity Commission’s recommendations on penalty rates will strengthen the retail economy and ...

ARA supports PC recommendations for retail penalty rate reform

ARA supports PC recommendations for retail penalty rate reform 21 DECEMBER, 2015: The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has come out in support of the Productivity Commission’s Workplace Relations Framework final ...

Food & groceries to go gangbusters this week

18 DECEMBER, 2015: The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) is encouraging shoppers to hit supermarkets and other fresh food retailers this weekend and early next week to avoid the traditional last ...

Aussies to spend $2.3 billion on Boxing Day

16 DECEMBER, 2015: Aussie shoppers are tipped to spend $2.3 billion nationwide on Boxing Day 2015, according to the Australian Retailers Association (ARA), with a total of $16.8 billion to ...

Theft to cost retailers $1.4B this Christmas

10 DECEMBER, 2015: The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) is warning retailers to be alert for the possibility of retail theft, as the number of shoppers in stores increases during the ...

Extended Christmas shopping for NSW consumers

9 December, 2015: NSW shoppers will enjoy the flexibility of more shopping hours than ever before, with extended hours in the two weeks to Christmas Day and all stores able ...

More Christmas shopping time for Perth

8 December, 2015: Perth shoppers will enjoy the flexibility of more festive shopping hours for the second time ever, with extended hours from today until Christmas Day, according to the ...
2014 Media Releases

Bumper Boxing Day sales exceed expectations

27 December 2014: The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) thanks shoppers for their patience in what were bumper Boxing Day sales yesterday, with more than $2.072 billion expected to have gone ...

Low value GST loophole to finally be addressed in 2015

26 December 2014: The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) congratulates the Federal Government today on its decision to review the low value GST loophole as part of its tax white paper ...

Victorian shoppers to spend big bucks on Boxing Day

24 December 2014: Pre-Christmas shopping may be wrapping up tonight but retailers are preparing for another day of mammoth sales on December 26 with $2.072 billion expected to be spent ...

$2.072 billion to go through retail tills on Boxing Day

23 December 2014 PRE-XMAS: Shoppers expected to spend $45 billion from 15 November – 24 December ($2,370 per person and year on year increase of 3%) POST-XMAS: Shoppers expected to ...

Aussie shoppers tipped to spend $850 each from Boxing Day to mid January

19 December 2014: Australian shoppers (aged 14 and older) are tipped to spend an average of $850 each from Boxing Day through to 15 January 2015, representing a total of ...

Shoppers ready to bag a post-Christmas bargain –$16.1 billion to go through retail tills from Boxing Day to mid January

18 December 2014: Shoppers are expected to spend $16.1 billion during post-Christmas sales from Boxing Day through to 15 January 2015. New research released by the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) ...

Theft and fraud costing retailers billions of dollars each year

15 December 2014: With only ten days until Christmas, The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) urges all retailers to take a serious look at their loss prevention strategies. ARA Executive Director ...

Christmas comes early for NSW retailers who can now trade 24-hours-a-day

11 December 2014: The Australian Retailers Association congratulates the New South Wales (NSW) Government’s decision to allow eligible retailers to trade 24-hours-a-day in the two weeks before Christmas. Starting today, ...

Retailers support Murray recommendation for regulating all card systems

7 December 2014: The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) said retailers support the recommendation made by the Federal Government’s Financial Systems Inquiry (FSI) Murray Report to ensure all card payment schemes ...

ABS October 2014 retail trade figures released TODAY (0.4 percent increase) – retailers hope pre-Christmas sales will make up for a tough year in business

4 December 2014: The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) said the seasonally adjusted rise (0.4 percent increase) in monthly retail trade figures (month-on-month) reported today by the ABS followed a 1.2 ...

America seeks to abolish GST loophole while Australian retailers continue to suffer

4 December 2014: The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) urges all Australian state governments to stop playing politics and support the closing of the LVIT loophole following yesterday’s announcement that a ...

Retailers look forward to strong support from new Victorian Government Ministry

4 December 2014: The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) today welcomes the announcement of the new Victorian Government Ministry. ARA Executive Director Russell Zimmerman said the ARA has had a long ...

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