Australian National Retailers Association


Strong GDP figures hide mixed fortunes for different sectors

6:01PM | Thursday, 7 June 2012 |  Gross domestic product grew by a surprising 1.3% in the March quarter, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, but not all sectors are contributing to the growth.

Banks call for Saturday afternoons and Sundays to be “ordinary working hours”

4:16PM | Monday, 2 April 2012 |  Australia’s major banks are pushing for the definition of ordinary working hours to be extended to include Saturday afternoons and all of Sundays.

eBay’s top sellers confident of Xmas sales surge

11:55PM | Friday, 4 November 2011 |  Two-thirds of eBay’s top 3,000 sellers say they’re confident this Christmas will be their busiest yet, according new research, amid an upward trend in retail sales.

The 10 rules of the new retail game

7:39PM | Tuesday, 26 July 2011 |  The retail landscape in Australia may not be dead, but the shifts that have taken place have hurt several major players. So how can the little guys adapt to the evolving marketplace?

Small retailers ‘hit hardest’ by IR regime

6:39PM | Monday, 20 June 2011 |  Small retailers are suffering the most from Australia’s labour laws, according to industry groups, despite a high-profile attack by larger retailers on the Federal Government’s workplace regime.

Start-ups must dodge Colorado’s branding blunders, experts say

6:49PM | Wednesday, 15 June 2011 |  Start-ups need to diversify their offering without diluting their brand, according to industry experts, to avoid suffering the same fate as debt-laden clothing and footwear company Colorado Group.

Consumer group challenges big retailers’ call for lower import threshold

6:45PM | Tuesday, 14 June 2011 |  Major Australian retailers are calling for the Government to reduce the low-import threshold to $100 and impose GST for online sales, but consumer groups say retailers are failing to entice customers.

Kathmandu founder invests in smaller rival Macpac

6:46PM | Thursday, 9 June 2011 |  Retail queen Jan Cameron has taken a significant stake in up-and-coming outdoor adventure wear company Macpac, putting her in direct competition with her former company Kathmandu.

Reduce GST threshold to $100, retailers urge

5:13PM | Monday, 30 May 2011 |  Australian retailers are calling for the GST threshold to be slashed from $1,000 to $100, as well as demanding the right to dictate their own opening hours.

Australian retailers leaking cash to GST-free sites: Report

4:48PM | Monday, 4 April 2011 |  Three quarters of Australian SME retailers are losing at least $50,000 a year to foreign websites that offer tax-free online shopping, according to the National Retailers Association.