Retail Voice CEO Message: 20 September 2023

Last week, the ARA convened our inaugural Retail Crime Symposium, bringing together representatives from the nation’s top major retailers face-to-face to address this pressing issue. Distinguished speakers at the symposium […]

Retail Voice CEO Message: 6 September 2023

On Monday, the Federal Government tabled Tranche 3 of its controversial workplace relations reforms, the Closing the Loopholes Bill. The ARA released a media statement opposing the Bill, which seeks […]

Retail Voice CEO Message: 30 August 2023

Today, the ARA hosted a high impact conversation around Sustainability and Innovation to a sold-out breakfast audience in Melbourne. We have long regarded sustainability as the greatest disruptor retail has […]

Retail Voice CEO Message: 23 August 2023

Retail theft is again in the spotlight, with major Australian supermarkets among those impacted by the continuing prevalence of shoplifting. As we know, this affects the entire industry – and […]

Retail Voice CEO Message: 9 August 2023

Despite a welcome reprieve last week from further interest rate rises, we remain concerned about the continued slow down in consumer spending. Last week, the ABS revealed Australian retail sales […]

Retail Voice CEO Message: 2 August 2023

In welcome news for retailers and consumers, the Reserve Bank of Australia this week held interest rates at 4.1%, for the second consecutive month. We welcome this further pause of […]

Retail Voice CEO Message: 26 July 2023

Next February’s highly anticipated ARA Leaders Forum is taking shape, and we’re proud to announce one of the largest ever line-ups of retail leaders and CEOs of any Australian industry […]

Retail Voice CEO Message: 19 July 2023

With retail crime of increasing concern, the ARA is pleased to build on its important work in this area with the appointment of a dedicated Retail Crime Adviser. Larissa Mallison […]

Retail Voice CEO Message: 5 July 2023

This week, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) made the decision to hold interest rates at 4.1% – eliciting a sigh of relief from retailers and consumers alike. The welcome […]

Retail Voice CEO Message: 21 June 2023

It’s a huge day for NSW retailers and their teams, with the NSW Government introducing new legislation to implement tougher penalties for people who assault or abuse retail workers. The […]