Nominations open for 2018 Veterans’ Employment Program Awards

The National Retail Association is proud to support the 2018 Veterans’ Employment Awards. The Awards recognise the achievements of businesses and other organisations in creating employment opportunities for veterans and spouses of serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) members, and veterans who have made a significant contribution to their workplace. The Awards have been established under […]

Message from the CEO: 8 August 2016

Dominique Lamb CEO National Retail Association

Last week saw two lots of major news for the retail sector, and overall it was a mixed bag. Tuesday’s announcement by the Reserve Bank of a cut to official interest was good news at first glance, even though it carried the underlying warning from the RBA of weakness in the economy. We know that […]

Message from the CEO: 5 February 2016

Today’s official retail trade figures for December have confirmed the NRA’s predictions of steady and “sensible” spending by Australian consumers in the lead up to Christmas. The figures showed spending during the pre-Christmas period (the final six weeks of the year) reached $44.63bn – only just above our prediction of $44.5bn. Sales in December grew […]