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  • January 2020
    20-Jan-2020
    Media Release

    ARA CONGRATULATES INCOMING TASMANIAN PREMIER PETER GUTWEIN

    The Executive Director of the Australian Retailers Association, Russell Zimmerman, today congratulated former Treasurer Peter Gutwein on his ascension as Premier of Tasmania, saying the ARA looked forward to continued strong leadership in the Apple Isle and to working closely with Mr Gutwein’s government. Mr Zimmerman noted the retail sector has be...

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    10-Jan-2020
    Media Release

    NOVEMBER RETAIL TRADE FIGURES “A WELCOME RESULT” BUT CAUTION INDICATED

    The Executive Director of the Australian Retailers Association, Russell Zimmerman, said November data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showing annual retail sales growth of 3.25% was “a welcome result” and a pleasing rebound after disappointing numbers in October, but warned caution was warranted. Mr Zimmerman said today’s numbers vindi...

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    06-Jan-2020
    Media Release

    ARA/GOOD360 BUSHFIRE PARTNERSHIP AND OTHER RELIEF FOR AUSTRALIAN RETAILERS

    The Executive Director of the Australian Retailers Association, Russell Zimmerman, today announced a series of initiatives being undertaken to assist retailers and communities affected by bushfires across Australia. Mr Zimmerman said the ARA had partnered with charity Good360,* which collected surplus items and distributed them to Australians in need...

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  • December 2019
    26-Dec-2019
    Media Release

    $2.5bn BOXING DAY SPLURGE TO SET $19bn POST-CHRISTMAS RETAIL BONANZA IN MOTION

    The Executive Director of the Australian Retailers Association, Russell Zimmerman, said that with Christmas done and dusted for another year the focus of consumers would now turn to hunting out bargains, with the ARA estimating that Australians will spend $2.53bn today to kick off the annual post-Christmas retail sales period. Announcing Boxing Day r...

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