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  • December 2019
    13-Dec-2019
    Media Release

    JEWELLERY AND COSMETICS TO BRING CHRISTMAS SPARKLE

    The Executive Director of the Australian Retailers Association, Russell Zimmerman, anticipates Australians will adorn themselves with jewellery and cosmetics this Christmas, as the ARA and Roy Morgan predict Australians will spend almost $53bn from November 14 to December 25 across the entire retail sector. Mr Zimmerman said that jewellers would shin...

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    10-Dec-2019
    Media Release

    AUSTRALIAN RETAILERS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH FACEBOOK

    The Executive Director of the Australian Retailers Association, Russell Zimmerman, today announced a new strategic partnership between the ARA and Facebook, welcoming the opportunity for deeper industry cooperation. Commenting on the new partnership, Mr Zimmerman said a closer link between the ARA and Facebook would strengthen ties and create new way...

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    09-Dec-2019
    Media Release

    REST, RECUPERATE, AND READ A BOOK THIS CHRISTMAS

    The Executive Director of the Australian Retailers Association, Russell Zimmerman, said ARA/Roy Morgan predict over $7.6 billion will be spent in the “Other Retailing” category this Christmas, as Australians build reading lists for themselves and their families this summer. Commenting after a year of softening book sales, Mr Zimmerman hopes the f...

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    05-Dec-2019
    Trade figures

    OCTOBER ABS RETAIL TRADE FIGURES GIVE “SOBERING PAUSE FOR THOUGHT”

    The Executive Director of the Australian Retailers Association, Russell Zimmerman, said October data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showing annual retail sales growth of 2.01% give “sobering pause for thought.” Mr Zimmerman said the figures showed that whilst the ARA had rightly flagged issues in the retail sector during 2019, the lates...

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