ARA RETAIL NEWS
Christmas is the busiest time of year on the retail calendar. During the peak season, exorbitant pressure is put on retail businesses and their staff to plan for a significant increase in sales.
Sound workplace relations underpin our sector’s ability to ensure that retail and hospitality businesses remain resilient in the face of economic headwinds and retain the flexibility they need to drive productivity in response to changing trading conditions.
“Christmas is the most critical time of year on the retail calendar, and despite rising interest rates, inflationary concerns and staff shortages, businesses are looking to the festive trading period
Two weeks of climate talks at COP27 Climate Change Conference in Egypt saw newly appointed Minister for Industry, Energy and Emission Reduction, Chris Bowen, begin to shift the dial on Australia’s reputation as climate change shirkers to a “climate collaborator.”
ARA CEO Paul Zahra’s opening remarks to the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee’s Secure Jobs, Better Pay Enquiry
Whilst consumer confidence continues to plummet in the wake of interest rate rises, pleasingly our retail spending forecasts remain resilient.