Category: DE&I

ARA Member Briefing – Developing a Reconciliation Action Plan

To mark National Reconciliation Week, the ARA has partnered with Reconciliation Australia to present a member briefing about how to develop a Reconciliation Action Plan. Join Joelle Low, Program Manager for Partner Success at Reconciliation Australia, talking about Reconciliation Action Plans – what are they, why have one and how to get started. At the […]

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Natalie Phillips-Mason

The rich tapestry of neurodiversity

There is a slow shift towards incorporating design aspects that create more inclusive shopping experiences for customers of all neurotypes. Retailers willing to explore this hidden customer segment can deliver a more easy, engaging and inclusive experience both in-store and online.

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Australian retailers prepare to welcome Sydney WorldPride 2023

With less than three months before the start of Sydney WorldPride 2023, the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has launched a campaign encouraging its members to play an active role in supporting the LGBTQ+ community, including the release of an industry-wide position statement that aims to build more inclusive workplaces for LGBTQ+ employees.

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Women kicking goals in business

Women are increasingly making their mark in decision making in NSW workplaces with females holding almost 40 per cent of managerial roles, compared to 35 per cent a decade ago.

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Be SMART and plan for success

The role merchandise planning plays in the operations of any business. The classic adage ‘planning to fail is failing to plan’ is as accurate in life as it is your

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Winning the retail trifecta

When it comes to supporting retailers, the industry and the community, there’s no time like the present. In business, it’s easy to get caught up in numbers, trends, sales targets,

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