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New Look ARA, Russell Zimmerman Retires

Longstanding Australian Retailers Association boss Russell Zimmerman is stepping down as CEO, as a newly focused ARA featuring more major Australian retailers as members was presented to the public.

Power Retail By Power Retail | 30 Oct 2019
Bunnies, Buns and a $3.4 Billion Easter Boost

Good news for retail sales during the Easter trading period, with shoppers predicted to splash almost $3.4 billion nationwide.

Natasha Sholl By Natasha Sholl | 16 Apr 2019
Christmas Sales Projected to Hit $25 Billion

The average Aussie is expected to fork out roughly $1,325 on goods this silly season.

April Davis By April Davis | 13 Nov 2018
Good News for Retail, but what About Online?

Recent trade figures released by the Australia Bureau of Statistics are encouraging, but do online retailers really have cause to celebrate?

Natasha Sholl By Natasha Sholl | 06 Aug 2018
How the Australian Federal Budget Will Benefit Retailers

Pureplay and multichannel retailers are set to get a boost from last night’s Federal Budget announcement, as personal income tax cuts will give consumers more money in their pockets to funnel back through the retail...

April Davis By April Davis | 09 May 2018
The NRA Calls For Government Help After Poor March Sales

According to the ABS’ Retail Trade report for March 2018, retail turnover stalled for the month, with the exception of online trade and food. These results emphasise the need for greater government support, the NRA...

April Davis By April Davis | 08 May 2018
Budget 2017: How It Impacts You

How will the 2017 Federal Budget unveiled this week impact the online retail sector in Australia? Industry experts have their say.

By Grant Arnott | 10 May 2017
Christmas 2016 Retail Spend Looks Hopeful

Australian retailers received some much welcomed news yesterday, with the Australian Bureau of Statistics reporting a healthy upturn in retail sales.

Retail Sales Stagnate in July

Australian retail sales have remained stagnant during July according to the ABS and NAB's Online Retail Sales Index.

By Julian Thumm | 02 Sep 2016
ARA Australian Retail Award Winners Announced

The ARA Australian Retail Awards were presented this morning at a breakfast event at the Grand Hyatt in Melbourne - check out all the winners here.

Power Retail By Power Retail | 10 Aug 2016
Retail Industry Welcomes Record Low Cash Rate

Australian retail industry groups have welcomed the RBA's decision to lower the cash rate to record lows, hoping it will boost retail sales.

By Julian Thumm | 03 Aug 2016
Post-Christmas Spending Trends

Australian shoppers are set to continue spending over the post-Christmas period according to ARA and Retail Council forecasts.

By Julian Thumm | 04 Jan 2016