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Paul Zahra

Retail Voice CEO Message: 28 September 2022

As we enter the all-important Christmas trading quarter, retail sales have continued on their record-breaking run. The August figures released by the ABS today show sales up 0.6% compared to the previous month and up 19.2% on the same time last year.

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Australian Retailers Association

Gender Equality Case Study: Australia Post

This program is designed to deeply understand the experiences of women in our operations (deliveries) network and seek opportunities and gaps where we can develop a more inclusive culture, with a longer term outcome of increasing the representation of women across all levels of our network.

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Australian Retailers Association

Gender Equality Case Study: THE ICONIC

Our partnership with Mentor Walks is anchored around having mentoring accessible for our female Senior Leaders to mentors from a diverse backgrounds. The initiative launched in March and was made available to 21 leaders within THE ICONIC.

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Kate Box, Director of Retail, Meta

How to sell more than one Christmas this year

Now more than ever, ‘Aussie Christmas’ can mean different things to different people. Meta’s Director of Retail, Kate Box, reveals how a powerful discovery engine and summer-friendly reach can help businesses sell more than one Christmas this year.

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Australian Retailers Association

Gender Equality Case Study: 7 Eleven

A key element of our transformation to agile ways of working at 7-Eleven was redefining how we value and reward work and the contribution our people make.​ Our ‘contribution model’ replaces the traditional approach to development and pay conversations with an objective assessment of the contribution an employee delivers to the organisation across three core capability streams – their Craft or profession, Leadership and Business Acumen – capabilities deemed critical to the achievement of 7-Eleven’s strategic goals.

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Australian Retailers Association

Gender Equality Case Study: Kmart

Kmart’s mission is to make “everyday living brighter” for our customers and from a team member perspective to make sure Kmart is “A great place to work and grow together “. Achieving gender balance is both aligned with and contributes to achieving both objectives.

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Australian Retailers Association

Gender Equality Case Study: Mecca

According to data from the Australian Tax Office, women in Australia arrive at retirement with 20.5% less in superannuation than men, with women more likely to live in poverty in retirement. This gap will only increase due to the impacts of the pandemic, which has widened the gender pay gap due to female dominated industries being worst hit, and women often being in casualised work.

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Australian Retailers Association

Seven tips for Christmas music

Ready to roll out the carols again? Here’s ARA Member Benefits Partner, OneMusic’s advice for your Christmas preparation to get your staff and customers in the holiday mood, and stay compliant with licencing and permissions.

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