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The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) reach an audience of over 40,000 retail stores comprising of CEO, CFO, Operations Managers, Marketing and HR professionals.

Let us align these decision-makers with your products or services so that your message reaches the people that matter.

ARA offers sponsorships which will maximize your exposure before, during and after each event. We can help you achieve your goals by customizing a package that meets with your objectives and provide you with an integrated marketing program for the entire year

On occasion, the ARA partner with thought-leading retail providers to produce comprehensive whitepapers or e-books on specific topics or key issues surrounding the sector. These white papers vary across retail subsets including, shipping fulfilment, retail sustainability, workplace compliance, OH&S, WH&S, security and payments.

C-Suite Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners 

Members can connect with like-minded industry leaders. The ARA hosts and facilitates events that include briefings, webinars, seminars and executive lunches. Facilitation of industry committees – such as L&D, WHS, Tenancy, HR and Australian Merchant Payments Forum – promotes connection and engagement for senior retail participants.

ARA Retail Awards 

First held in the 1970s, the eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards are the nation’s longest running and most prestigious retail event, recognising and rewarding outstanding retail businesses, innovations, and individuals across all sectors of retail.

Relaunched in 2008, the eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards are the retail industry’s longest running recognition of success and prove to be the industry’s most sought-after awards ceremony, celebrating Australia’s leading retailers for over 40 years.

PAST ARA EVENTS

The 2019 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards

This year’s theme, Retail Morphosis, focuses on the progressive development of the retail sector. In recent years, the industry has undergone a revolution, becoming a highly integrated network that is evolving and changing at a rapid rate. This year’s Awards reflect the history of Australian retail, and celebrate the industry’s achievements to date.

The 2017 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards

As Australia’s first and largest national retail awards program, the ARA Awards have celebrated Australia’s leading retailers for over 40 years. The 2017 program boasts a collection of awards representing the breadth of talent and achievement in the ever-changing retail landscape.

The 2018 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards

This year’s awards themed, The Retail Realm: thinking outside the shop, will touch on every element in the retail sphere including customer experience, technology, payments, sustainability, supply chain, growth, employee development and corporate social responsibility.

ARA Corporate Lunches

In these lunches, guests can connect with like-minded industry leaders. The ARA hosts and facilitates events that include briefings, webinars, seminars and executive lunches. Facilitation of industry committees – such as L&D, WHS, Tenancy, HR and Australian Merchant Payments Forum – promotes connection and engagement for senior retail participants.

The HR Retail Diversity Forum – Sydney

Here are some moments captured from the ARA HR Retail Forum. Attendees gained valuable insights into how their businesses can benefit from diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

The ARA Retail Awards Performance

The host of this year’s Awards, and CEO of the century-old Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses retail chain, Steve Plarre, closed the show with a show-stopping rendition of ‘Uptown Funk’ which had the audience jumping out of their seats and clapping along. Steve Plarre is the CEO of the century-old Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses retail bakery chain. He is also a proud member of the ARA, and serves on the ARA Council. Steve is a 4th generation Australian retailer in a business that has navigated two World Wars, the Great Depression and his own multi-generational family challenges.

Peter Switzer | Retail CEO C-Suite Forum

Peter Switzer from Switzer Financial Group, is one of Australia’s leading business and financial commentators. Here is his take on the retail market, he talks about financial obstacles and increasing competition for retailers.

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The Retailer - Issue 67

The Retailer – Issue 67

With the digital era taking over the retail industry, there is now an opportunity for retailers to incorporate the best elements of online and offline channels to create thriving omnichannel business models. This issue encompasses all aspects of retail and ways to strengthen the industry.
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