Australian Retailers Association
2:36PM | Monday, 11 February 2013 | Mark Brennan recently began his new role as the federal small business commissioner. Here are the key issues industry groups want Brennan to address, along with Brannan’s views on the key issues facing business. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.
1:43PM | Thursday, 31 January 2013 | Yesterday’s announcement of the 2013 federal election date garnered a largely positive response from business groups, but there are now concerns about “policy paralysis” within government.
1:01PM | Thursday, 10 January 2013 | New retail sales figures show sales slid by 0.1% in November, but the December figures could see a significant turnaround.
1:51PM | Thursday, 10 January 2013 | Generation X remains the key generational group for online spending, according to analysis by NAB, with an industry expert attributing the finding to Gen X’s easy access to technology.
1:38PM | Wednesday, 9 January 2013 | The start of a new year is the ideal time for retailers to review their security measures, says the Australian Retailers Association, which claims that theft costs the industry $7.5 billion a year.
12:51PM | Monday, 3 December 2012 | Start-ups planning to offer gift cards this Christmas have been urged to include all the necessary information, after the NSW fair trading minister issued a warning to consumers over misrepresentation.
11:42PM | Thursday, 29 November 2012 | The Franchise Council of Australia has partnered with a US organisation to launch a professional accreditation program, described as a “must” for franchisors, franchisees and suppliers.
11:00PM | Thursday, 15 November 2012 | Less than 5% of consumers research products in-store before eventually purchasing them online, new research reveals, suggesting there is no need for retailers to introduce “fitting fees”.
10:02PM | Tuesday, 16 October 2012 | It’s already October, which means it’s time to start preparing for the festive season. Here are five things you should do to bring your business some extra Christmas cheer. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.
10:03PM | Tuesday, 2 October 2012 | The Reserve Bank has lowered the official interest rate by 25 basis points, admitting the growth outlook for next year looks “a little weaker” on the back of international developments.