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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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Retailers Welcome Extension of Pensioners Credit Scheme

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has applauded the extension of the Federal Government scheme which will allow aged pensioners to earn an additional $4,000 without losing any of their payment entitlements. Introduced following the Jobs and Skills Summit as a once-off through July 2023, the scheme will now continue for a further six months until 31 December 2023.

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