National Retail Association


Fair Work’s flexibility clauses slammed as “unworkable”

1:12PM | Tuesday, 31 January 2012 |  Business groups have criticised the Fair Work Ombudsman for failing to properly administer flexibility clauses in the Fair Work Act, claiming small business owners need more guidance.

Government accused of delaying taskforce help for retailers

12:04PM | Friday, 9 December 2011 |  A retail group has accused the government of failing to stand up for Australian retailers, after deciding to refer the recommendations of a Productivity Commission report to another taskforce.

Brown Sugar downfall highlights shifting consumer habits

8:17PM | Friday, 5 August 2011 |  Mid-range fashion chain Brown Sugar has become the latest victim of the tough retail climate by entering into voluntary administration, with experts claiming that older demographics are driving the downturn.

FWA cut to student shift requirements gets business backing

6:27PM | Monday, 20 June 2011 |  Industry groups have welcomed the decision to reduce the minimum shift requirements to 1.5 hours for secondary students, saying it will save jobs and stop business owners from breaking the rules.

Retailers guilty of 142% mark-ups: Report

5:58PM | Wednesday, 25 May 2011 |  Australian retailers are marking up products by as much as 142% as they struggle to cover overhead costs such as rents, storage and service, according to a new report.