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The ARA provides opportunities to engage, learn and network with industry peers through events, workshops, courses and webinars. Members also benefit from key advocacy committees, support, exclusive access to and discounts on their insurance and services.

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ARA AND QUT TO ADVANCE CONSUMER RESEARCH AND UNLOCK RETAIL TRENDS

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) have entered a strategic partnership to gather deeper insights in consumer behaviour and how it affects Australia's retail industry.

Together with QUT Professor Gary Mortimer, Chair of the ARA’s new Consumer Research Advisory Committee, 

THOUSANDS OF RETAIL TRAVEL JOBS POISED TO END WITH JOBKEEPER

Despite the uplift within many parts of retail in recent months, our recovery remains uneven, with thousands of retail jobs under immediate threat as the JobKeeper scheme winds up.

Many businesses that will shed those jobs are currently invisible, located in now-deserted visitor zones within airports and CBD tourist shopping strips, out of sight and mind.

ARA INSURANCE TO DELIVER RISK AND INSURANCE SOLUTIONS FOR AUSTRALIA'S RETAIL INDUSTRY

The Australian Retailers Association has teamed up with world leading insurance broker Marsh to launch ARA Insurance – a new risk management and insurance offering for Australia’s retail industry.
ARA CEO Paul Zahra said ARA Insurance will cater to all retail companies and help them navigate the complex issues they face with business risk and insurance.

 

ABOUT THE AUSTRALIAN RETAILERS ASSOCIATION

ARA is a not for profit and this extends to our pro-bono Council that govern our efforts.

 

ARA members have access to the best retail-focused workplace relations advisory service in the country.  Our team’s accessibility is unrivalled – members receive the support they need when they need it.  As ARA members experienced in 2020, when a crisis arrives and you need urgent help, the ability to immediately access a large team of industry experts and supporting resources is vital to navigating the crisis.

 

WHY JOIN THE ARA? 

INDUSTRY NEWS AND INSIGHTS

The ARA provides members up-to-the-minute updates and advice on important changes that affect retail, along with continuous feeds of breaking news and thought leadership on issues affecting our sector.

EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS ADVICE

Our industry leading retail-focused experts are on call to provide members with the latest advice on all employment matters.

RETAIL WORKSHOPS AND
COURSES

RETAIL WORKSHOPS AND
COURSES

ARA’s huge variety of events, workshops, courses and webinars provide opportunities to engage, learn and network with industry peers. Through your membership, you will receive exclusive and discounted education and 
training opportunities including those offered through our RTO, the ARA Retail Institute.

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AND EVENTS NETWORKING

The ARA hosts and facilitates events that connect you with like-minded retailers, industry leaders and change-makers. We provide our members exclusive access to training webinars to support your staff and business, as well as virtual and face-to-face experiences – including executive lunches, briefings, conferences, gala awards, forums, webinars, roundtables, workshops, training and other special events and co-created initiatives.

HUMAN
RESOURCES PORTAL

Your membership includes access to the confidential online ARA Employment Relations Management System (ERMS) – everything you need to make retail HR administration easy and compliance simple. Members receive access to the portal 24|7.

BENEFITS

Members and their teams gain access to exclusive communications, free events and world-class training and education to help stay up-to-date with the every changing retail environment. Receive free advice on employment relations, tenancy, training and talent challenges along with a range of benefits and discounts from third-party suppliers. We support members with industry lobbying and advocacy and government policy advice.

TENANCY

Do you have the knowledge and confidence to negotiate a retail lease? When negotiating retail rents with landlords, retailers often find themselves on an uneven playing field making it seem near impossible to negotiate effectively. 
ARA members have access to free initial advice from retail tenancy experts, as well as a range of online resources.

LEGAL ASSISTANCE

ARA’s Legal Advisory specialise in all aspects of Business Law for the retail industry. With particular expertise in the categories of Franchising, FMCG, Apparel, and Beauty– our legal assistance team understand retail businesses, both bricks-and-mortar and online.

Is a unique insurance offering for retailers across all segments, harnessing the industry experience of ARA and risk management expertise from leading insurance broker, Marsh. Major national, department store, franchise, independent and online members can access consultations to discuss the unique and evolving needs of their business and obtain a no-obligation quote.

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