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  • May 2019
    09-May-2019
    Media Release UPDATE

    AUSTRALIAN RETAILERS SET FOR LAST-MINUTE MOTHER’S DAY BUYING RUSH

    With Mother’s Day just days away, the Executive Director of the Australian Retailers’ Association (ARA), Russell Zimmerman, said he expects customers will flock to the shops this weekend to find the perfect gift for Mother’s Day this Sunday. “As Mother’s Day is a special day for Australians to celebrate the important women in their lives, w...

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    08-May-2019
    Media Release Policy UPDATE

    “REAL WORLD SOLUTIONS, NOT EXCISE HIKES:” ARA CALLS FOR VAPING TO BE LEGALISED

    The Executive Director of the Australian Retailers’ Association, Russell Zimmerman, said today that vaping products and other smoking substitutes shown in peer-reviewed scientific research to reduce risk to smokers and eliminate passive smoking risks must be legalised by whoever wins the imminent federal election. Commenting on last week’s decisi...

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    08-May-2019
    Media Release Trade figures UPDATE

    MARCH ABS TRADE FIGURES SHOW RETAIL SECTOR “CHUGGING ALONG”

    The Executive Director of the Australian Retailers’ Association (ARA), Russell Zimmerman, said March trade figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) showed strong year-on-year growth of 3.51%, with Queensland (5.30%) and Victoria (4.73%) posting healthy year-on-year improvements. “Today’s retail trade figures, although...

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    06-May-2019
    Media Release Retail events UPDATE

    SECURE YOUR TICKET TO THE 2019 eftpos ARA AUSTRALIAN RETAIL AWARDS TODAY

    Tickets for the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) 2019 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards – Retail Morphosis are now on sale! ARA Executive Director Russell Zimmerman said he is looking forward to this year’s Awards breakfast, which will be held on 15 August 2019 at the iconic Myer Mural Hall in Melbourne. “The Awards are Aust...

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