Meet our Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Mary Booth.

mary booth retail exmperience

We interviewed our winners from the 2018 National Retail Awards. Meet Mary Booth Owner of Wine Glass Gallery and winner of our Lifetime Achievement (30+ years of service) award. Where did your retail journey begin? When I was 15 years old my family moved from Country NSW to the Hills District north west of Sydney […]

Meet our Small Retailer of the Year, Simply for Strings.

simple for strings

We interviewed our winners from the 2018 National Retail Awards. Meet Toby Cumpstay from Simply for Strings, Our Small Retailer of the Year.      Where did your retail journey begin? I quickly learned how to serve customers in my parents fast-food (kebab) shop when I was only 13 right through to when I graduated […]

Australian retail honours its legends and rising stars

Retail awards

The Australian retail industry has honoured its long-standing legends and recognised its innovative rising stars in a glittering awards ceremony in Melbourne overnight.   The nation’s premier industry honours – the National Retail Awards – were presented to outstanding retailers from across Australia at a glittering ceremony in the spectacular Myer Mural Hall in Melbourne. […]

Finalists emerge as some of Australia’s most innovative ‘next gen’ retailers

The National Retail Association’s (NRA’s) prestigious 2018 National Retail Awards line-up of finalists is proving to be one of the most innovative and diverse in the event’s long-running history. NRA CEO Dominique Lamb said this calibre of entrants this year in particular, highlighted how quickly Australian stores were pivoting in such a rapidly-changing environment, to […]

A Message from the CEO: 1 August 2016

Dominique Lamb CEO National Retail Association

The NRA’s primary goal is to give our members the support and expert advice you need to see your business prosper and grow. And that’s why we have a range of in-house expertise in human resource management, trading hours, product compliance, training, leasing and a number of other areas. As a secondary goal, however, we […]

TV personality to MC Rewards for Excellence Gala Dinner

The NRA’s Rewards for Excellence Gala Dinner is fast approaching … And what a night it is going to be! Finalists across 13 award categories have been announced and the Young Retailer of the Year Finalists are preparing for their interviews with the judges. The extravagant Rio theme and styling is set to impress and […]