Message from the CEO – 13 November 2018

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The Australian retail sector is now just days away from the commencement of the official Christmas trade period, encompassing the second half of November and all of December. In recent weeks I’ve used the CEO column to provide helpful hints on how to maximise sales and ensure that your business is running as efficiently as […]

Message from the CEO: 10 October 2017

It’s that time of year again – the dust has settled on the annual ‘too soon?’ media narrative after the fruit mince pies have hit the grocery store shelves; the warm weather’s sparking daydreams about tropical, end of year holidays; and staff in corporate offices are locking down dates for the work Christmas party. For […]

Message from the CEO: 12 September 2017

The retail trade figures for July released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics this week showed that the industry enjoyed a solid start to the financial year.  I’m always aware that these figures vary from state to state and sector to sector, but on the whole it was encouraging to see the 3.5 per cent […]

Message from the CEO: 5 September 2017

With another Father’s Day done and dusted the retail industry will now set its sight towards the busy Christmas trade period. While we don’t quite have the final figures yet, the NRA is confident that total retail sales for Father’s Day 2017 tipped the $800 million mark for the first time ever. I hope that […]