QLD and WA retailers prepare for plastic bag ban

The countdown is underway for Queensland retailers before they are forced to permanently bin the plastic bag ahead of bans that will take effect on July 1 2018. The National Retail Association (NRA) will be touring local shopping precincts to provide advice for retailers preparing for the impending ban on all single-use, lightweight shopping bags. […]

Retail Panel: Pet humanisation means opportunities for retailers

Every Thursday, our CEO Dominique Lamb, and a panel of retail experts discussed the future of Australia’s grocery industry on ABC Radio. Below are some insights from last Thursday’s discussion. ‘Pet humanisation’ means opportunities for retailers The ‘pet humanisation’ trend is creating a huge growth area for Australian retailers.  Consumers have become more conscious of […]

Retailers and landlords welcome ACCC authorisation of framework for retail innovation, activation

The Shopping Centre Council of Australia (SCCA) and the National Retail Association (NRA) have welcomed today’s determination by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to re-authorise the Casual Mall Licensing Code of Practice. The Code, which provides for the balanced and consistent management of casual mall licensing in shopping centres, was first authorised by […]

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 […]

Trading hours win for Regional Queensland retailers

IMAGE The National Retail Association has succeeded in its application for a one-off exemption for major stores in regional Queensland to trade on the Boxing Day public holiday this year. In a judgement released today, the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission ordered that stores may trade between 8am and 5pm on the official boxing day holiday. […]

Parking and its effects on the retail industry

Parking Australia is the national body representing the interests of the parking industry in Australia.  The NRA is currently assisting Parking Australia in the successful delivery of the Accredited Operating Scheme (AOS) In order to better understand the impacts of overstay/illegal parking on the retail industry, Parking Australia is conducting a short survey on private […]

Message from the CEO: 27 June 2016

For many years there has been intense debate across the retail and shopping centre industries concerning how retail leases are regulated and issues surrounding distortions in market power. There has been numerous reviews by the Productivity Commission resulting in the lodgement of significant numbers of submissions from both sides of the debate. In addition each […]

Improvised Explosive Device Protection Guidelines Australia

The Australia-New Zealand Counter-Terrorism Committee (ANZCTC) has launched a set of guidelines for Government and business to help protect Australians from the threat that improvised explosive (IED) devices pose in places of mass gathering. The guidelines were developed to reduce the vulnerability to the threat of terrorism. They are targeted to owners and operators of […]