Category: Media Release

October retail results remain solid despite economic headwinds

The Black Friday sales are set to provide retailers with strong results in the lead up to Christmas with research from the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) in collaboration with Roy Morgan forecasting sales to reach a record $6.2 billion over the four-day Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend (Friday 25 November to Monday 28 November 2022).  

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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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Robust retail sales leading into Christmas

Retail sales continued to strengthen in September, with $35.1 billion spent in stores and online – an increase of 17.9% on a year ago and up 0.6% compared to the previous month according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

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Government’s IR reforms not given enough time for fair scrutiny

The country’s largest and most diverse peak body for retail, the Australian Retailers Association (ARA), has called for more consultation and scrutiny of the Albanese Government’s Secure Jobs, Better Pay Bill to ensure it succeeds in achieving its objectives for employees and employers and builds on the goodwill established between employer groups and unions during the recent Jobs and Skills Summit.

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