The $43 billion business opportunity sitting in consumers’ homes

WBGS business expansion

By Emma McCourt – Strategic marketing specialist working for World’s Biggest Garage Sale. She has expertise in fashion, mass customisation, and brand engagement This Brisbane-based company generate profit for purpose by re-commercing unwanted consumer goods, now they are now taking their unique business model global.   Think for a moment about your home… how many goods […]

Message from the CEO – 3 July 2018

CEO Dominique Lamb

Politicking over penalty rates again; plastic bag bans attracting the ire of ill-prepared supermarket shoppers across the nation; and Godfrey’s co-founder re-taking the reins at a sprightly 100 years old – it’s certainly been an interesting week in the retail sector! The Opposition Leader Bill Shorten this week made a call that would have sent […]

Shape your exporting future

The Australian Chamber conducts an annual International Trade Survey to underpin its advocacy efforts in this area and help make Australia a great place to do business. The survey helps the Chamber develop a profile of Australian business engaging in international trade, the benefits they are reaping as well as issues faced. It also informs […]

Congratulating South Australian SALVOS Leaders

Congratulations to our the three South Australian Salvos Stores Area Managers who have successfully completed their Diploma of Retail Leadership last week.   SALVOS Stores Area Managers each have years of management experience within the retail industry. By completing the NRA SALVOS LEAD Program, these are the first of a group of SALVOS Area Managers […]

How to work out which modern awards apply in your business

Part 1 of our Modern Award Series – How to work out which modern awards apply in your business By Alex Millman and Emma Treherne, NRA Legal With 122 modern awards covering most industries, it can sometimes be a mind-boggling exercise to work out which one applies to your business. The problem is, you can’t […]

Future trends in “bricks and mortar” retail

Written by Collin Freeman, Space Planning Concepts Retail is constantly changing and evolving.  The challenge for retailers is to try and anticipate how to deal with these changes, and building in factors that could make allowances. Retail businesses can use various channels to deliver products and services to the end customer. The big question is, what […]

Ready to smash your business goals?

Do you want to be easily found online when people are looking for a business like yours? News Xtend are ready to kick start each individual retailer’s digital marketing – including getting you found on Search engines, starting a conversation on Social media and delivering your message when and where it matters most with Display. […]

Things you need to know when employing young workers this Christmas

With consumers gearing up to spend big over the Christmas period and summer holidays, retailers are busy preparing themselves and employing young workers to assist over the coming weeks. But are you aware of the laws around young workers? It is certainly not the case that you can pay your young employees at trainee rates, […]

Free support for Noosa businesses preparing for plastic bag ban

The NRA will be in Noosa on Monday 30 October touring local shopping centres and providing a free workshop for retailers preparing for the impending plastic bag ban. The NRA has joined forces with Local member for Noosa, Glen Elmes MP, to provide a free Plastic Bag Ban Workshop on Monday 30 October at 5.30pm […]

Franchise Privacy

FRANCHISORS – CAN YOU ACCESS YOUR FRANCHISEE’S EMPLOYMENT RECORDS TO CONDUCT FAIR WORK COMPLIANCE AUDITS? With the recent amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) to protect vulnerable workers, many franchisors are considering what they can do to protect themselves from liability for contraventions to the Fair Work Act by their franchisees. A key […]

Is your business keeping accurate records?

If you don’t, it will become a very expensive exercise… Written by Sid Sidhu and Justine Ansell, NRA Legal Record keeping can be a time consuming and tedious task for most businesses, especially those without a dedicated payroll team. However, members must be vigilant in this space given the strict legal requirements and in light […]

Clean-Up Australia Day for businesses

Clean-Up Australia Day – Sunday 5 March For over 26 years Australians have joined together on one day of the year to help Clean Up Australia. Since 1993 millions of people around the globe have also heeded the call. Over the 2+ decades of the event Australians have donated more than 31 million hours towards […]

Funding available for Regional QLD

Back to Work is a new two-year initiative that will be available from the end of July 2016. The Queensland Government’s two year $100 million Regional Employment Package will provide support to businesses for up to 8,000 job opportunities for regional jobseekers. Eligible businesses will be able to access a $10,000 – $15,000 subsidy if […]

Message from the CEO: 4 July 2016

I’m sure most of us will be well and truly tired of the Federal Election campaign and the wash-up over the weekend, so I was hoping I would be able to use this column to reflect on the winner, and what it means for the retail sector. Of course, there’s not a clear winner and […]

Will this be your strongest financial year?

As we reach the beginning of the new financial year, many leading retailers are facing the challenge of keeping their teams inspired, aligned and on the right track to sustainable profitability. Brian Walker has worked with leading Australian and international retailers such as Telstra, Kookai, Woolworths and Metcash to overcome such challenges through advisory workshops […]

A guide to trademarking

Anyone in business would know that it is always a good idea to register your trademarks to protect them for your business. In fact, there’s a little saying that’s been going around, especially when it comes to the topic of UGG boots: “Don’t be an Ugg. Register your trademark before it gets Ugg-ly” While it […]

Free retail business health check

Technology moves so fast it’s hard to keep up with the latest software and IT solutions. With new accounting software, payment gateways and CRM systems being launched every month, how do you, as a retailer, ensure you are using the best retail management solutions for your business? Our partners at iVend Retail have created a […]

Millennials and work perks

Millennials are the tech generation. They are the movement of young start-ups who expect more from employers than generations before them. Although the colourful offices of Google with sleeping pods, massage rooms and free gourmet food may be the extreme end of the company perk spectrum, the tech giant is on to something. In order […]

Make Millions of ASEAN’s Urban Consumers Your Targeted Market

The Asian market remains a choice location for investors as ASEAN regional sales are projected to be the fastest worldwide over the next 5 years. By 2018 alone, Asian retail sales are estimated to reach over US$10 trillion, which is twice the figures of North America! Also in Asia resides millions of interconnected, sophisticated urban […]

MEMBER ONLY ARTICLE – BDO complimentary engagement session

BDO is a global professional services firm that service a diverse range of clients, from large corporate organisations to private businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals across a broad array of industry sectors. Their Retail team uses more than just the combined knowledge and experience of our staff and partners to provide audit, tax and advisory services […]