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  • January 2019
    11-Jan-2019
    Media Release

    November numbers provide nascent preview for Christmas

    Friday 11 January 2019: The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) said the November trade figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reflect a sluggish preview for the Christmas trading period, with 2.76% total growth year-on-year. Russell Zimmerman, Executive Director of the ARA, said while these figures ar...

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    09-Jan-2019
    Media Release

    Aussie retailers preparing kids with back to school essentials

    Wednesday 9 January 2019: With the school holidays concluding in a few short weeks, the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) anticipate the sale of uniforms, school shoes, stationery, technology and backpacks will significantly increase over the coming weeks, as parents prepare their kids for the upcoming school year. The ARA predi...

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    07-Jan-2019
    Media Release

    The ARA is pleased to announce partnership with the HBIA

    Monday 7 January 2019: The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) and the Hair and Beauty Industry Association (HBIA) is pleased to announce its recent partnership. The alliance between the two associations has commenced to strengthen the relationship between the retail, and hair and beauty services sectors. With operations spanning ...

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  • December 2018
    26-Dec-2018
    Media Release

    Ready, set, shop...Boxing Day unboxes today!

    Wednesday 26 December: As the retail industry sets its sights on the biggest trading day of the year, retailers across the country are anticipating a sizable trade this Boxing Day, with the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) predicting Australians to spend $2.5 billion over a mere 24 hours. With the ARA and Roy Morgan forecasting...

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