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How retailers can build a strong foundation for 2024

- January 15, 2024 3 MIN READ

To set themselves up for success, retailers need to  focus on what they can control and lay strong foundations to overcome any challenges in the coming months, writes Shaun Broughton, Managing Director, APAC at Shopify The beginning of a new year is often accompanied by feelings of reflection, renewal and hope. The promise of a… Read more »

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Will the rise in award rates send some retailers to the wall?

- June 5, 2023 2 MIN READ

  The Fair Work Commission’s decision to increase modern award rates by 5.75 per cent could be the last straw for many small business retailers already struggling with rising costs. Australia’s peak retail body, the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) says the wage rise, coupled with a scheduled 0.5 per cent increase in the superannuation guarantee,… Read more »

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Aussies to spend billions at EOFY sales despite credit crunch

- May 31, 2023 2 MIN READ

  Despite cost of living pressures, Aussies are set to get the most out of the mid-year and end of financial year (EOFY) sales, with research predicting a $9.3 billion spend – an increase of $500 million from 2022. The research conducted by the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) in partnership with Roy Morgan revealed that… Read more »

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How to win more business this Black Friday and Cyber Monday – it’s not too late!

- November 22, 2022 3 MIN READ

Black Friday is fast approaching, with customers all over the country getting ready to shop for their favourite brands online. Do you have your Black Friday and Cyber Monday (BFCM) campaign prepared, or are you looking for some advice on how to supercharge your sales? asks Olivia Jenkins, award-winning business and marketing consultant. It’s not… Read more »

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Aussie businesses are ‘sharing’ staff to ease shortages and increase opportunities

- May 30, 2022 4 MIN READ

A Gold Coast company’s match-making service is helping businesses make money by ‘filling the gaps’ in rapidly evolving workplaces. Peaks and troughs are part of the ride for any business, but a company based on the Gold Coast of Queensland, Australia is helping those troughs potentially become valuable money-earners. Technology provider BenchOn, has re-imagined its “staff… Read more »


The ARA outlines what retailers want from the parties this election

- May 6, 2022 3 MIN READ

Australia’s largest retail body, The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has outlined what retail businesses want from the major parties this election, with a focus on sustainability, upskilling and reskilling and greater resilience coming up trumps. With the election falling during a time of intense global, social and economic uncertainty, the ARA says resilience measures to… Read more »