Introducing our new lawyer for NRA Legal

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce our membership to our new lawyer on the NRA Legal team, Emma Treherne. Emma brings over 10 years’ experience in workplace relations and human resources management experience to the National Retail Association.  Emma has previously worked for Australian Industry Group, a leading employer association, and in-house roles at […]

What goes into creating a Retail Concept?

There often seems to be confusion between what is a retail concept and retail design – or sometimes even more confusing when reference is made to a design concept. A retail concept is really about combining a whole range of ideas and aspects, with design being one of these. Some aspects would include location, the […]

How to get the most out of your digital marketing campaigns

Is your business looking to generate more revenue or leads online? NRA are excited to announce our partnership with News Xtend, the digital marketing solutions arm within Australia’s number one media company – News Corp Australia. Is your business looking to generate more revenue or leads online? If you haven’t already, you’ll soon find that […]

Simple strategies to consistently grow your retail business

By Joanna Arhontis We get it! Retail can be hard work and growing your business when you are already at full stretch can seem impossible, but we have some good news for you. When you are trying to improve your business, sometimes it can be the simplest and most cost effective ideas that gain the […]

Message from the CEO: 9 January 2017

Dominique Lamb CEO National Retail Association

Many of you may have been watching the media closely around the Christmas and New Year period especially in relation to what we can all expect within retail in 2017. It has been reported that Australian retailers would rather forget 2016, with a “trolley full of famous names including Dick Smith, Pumpkin Patch and Masters […]

When Digital Marketing goes bad

When digital marketing goes bad

by Matt Forman, Traffika With one of the most important periods in retail underway we’re betting you have all your ducks in a row, right? If your marketing strategy isn’t already in full swing, it’s locked and loaded and ready to go. You’re overflowing with extra inventory geared up to satisfy the needs of frantic Christmas […]

New research a wakeup call for retailers when it comes to price strategy

Commonwealth Bank Retail Insights Report 3

MEDIA RELEASE New research revealed in the Commonwealth Bank’s Retail insights report should act as a wakeup call for retailers when developing pricing strategies, particularly as the industry heads into the busy Christmas and New Year period. The report demonstrates that there is no one-size-fits all approach when it comes to pricing strategies for retailers. […]

Another Australian icon to shut shop

2016 has been a hard year for fashion retailers with many shutting up shop, either by choice or necessity. Australian brand Willow, once estimated to be worth $20 million will be closing down in a month, less than three years after it ousted its founder Kit Willow. The brand has faced a decline in sales, […]

Retail Doctor Group Fit for Business Breakfast

Richard Umbers, CEO of Myer will join Brian Walker, CEO & Founder of Retail Doctor Group for an exclusive discussion on the first year of the New Myer strategy and the future of retailing in Australia. As the retail sector gets disrupted by the likes of Amazon and Uber reshaping consumer expectations and behaviour, what […]

Is it time to examine your retail “fitness”?

Christmas is coming. Is your businesses ready to make the most of the peak sales season? Having a strong understanding of your business and more specifically cash flow, is vital to the longevity of your brand. With many retailers large and small closing their doors in the past 12 months, it’s time to examine your […]

Top five insider secrets revealed

The retail industry is fast paced and competitive, with many businesses keeping tips and tricks to themselves to get the upper hand. So when insiders share their knowledge and wisdom it’s important to listen with an open mind. Mentors are valuable to any business, whether you are a start-up or large corporation, there is always […]

3 barriers to your email marketing strategy

Email marketing is still a key piece of the overall marketing strategy. However in today’s age of inbox overload, how do you encourage your customers to open and not archive, or worse unsubscribe from your communications? Julia Carter from our partners at Traffika have outlined the three barriers to your email marketing strategy. 1. Lack […]

Melbourne’s economy strengthened by strong retail sector

The Lord Mayor Robert Doyle and Minister for Employment and Public Transport, Jacinta Allan successfully launched the Melbourne Retail and Hospitality Strategy Year 2 Report on 7 April. Mr Doyle noted, “Employment in both our retail and hospitality industries is up; we gained eight per cent more hospitality outlets from 2013 to 2015 and the […]