Meet our Medium Retailer of the Year Champion, St Frock.

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We interviewed our winners from the 2018 National Retail Awards. Meet Sandradee Makejev, owner of St Frock, our Medium Retailer of the Year.  Where did your retail journey begin? My retail journey began 8 years ago at Sydney’s Bondi Markets. I was working full-time in fashion PR & Marketing, and would run a small market […]

Retailers: Get ready for a multi-sensory shopping experience!

The Ultimate Buying Experience… Reed Gift Fairs Sydney | 24 – 28 February 2018 | ICC Sydney Darling Harbour The doors to Reed Gift Fairs Sydney February open on 24 February, and this is one can’t-miss retail trade event.  An industry staple, Reed Gift Fairs provides retailers the unique opportunity to meet over 500 wholesalers […]

ShopTalk Sydney and Melbourne

ShopTalk is a free, industry organised Meetup Group for eCommerce professionals, experts and enthusiasts to share insights, tips and experiences in a casual networking environment.  This upcoming ShopTalk in Melbourne and Sydney will focus on ‘Acquiring and Developing Local Digital Commerce Talent’. The panel will get to the nitty-gritty on what are we as an industry […]

WorldSkills Australia in need of volunteers

WorldSkills Australia is seeking volunteers for the 2018 WorldSkills Australia National Championship to be held in Sydney at the International Convention Centre at Darling Harbour from 29 May to 7 June 2018. Volunteers are a vital part of the WorldSkills Australia story. When you give your time and skills, you’ll make a meaningful difference to the […]

New shipping ‘club’ launching today, a welcome move for retailers

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today welcomed the arrival of Australia Post’s new shipping membership program, Shipster, as a crucial move toward helping Australian businesses keep up with a rapidly-changing consumer market. NRA CEO Dominique Lamb said while innovative retailers were constantly changing up their business models to keep step with consumer demand and […]

Woolworths wins appeal over hazardous grape

Written by Sid Sidhu, NRA Legal A Sydney woman, who was awarded $151,000 in compensation after slipping on a grape in her local Woolworths, has lost her case on appeal and been ordered to pay the supermarket’s legal costs. First Instance At first instance, Justice Maiden SC of the District Court of NSW, found that […]

National Retail Awards Finalists Announced!

 The National Retail Association (NRA) today revealed the names of the top 2017 Finalists for what is one of Australia’s largest and most prestigious retail awards – the 2017 National Retail Awards! Alongside the coveted REST Young Retailer of the Year Award, this year’s Awards will celebrate dozens of retailers under new categories at this […]

Women World Changers: Sydney & Melbourne

A powerful one-day leadership summit on diversity, talent and economics. Women World Changers (WWC) is the premier, all inclusive, one-day leadership summit designed to drive critical dialogue on the impact and economics of women, diversity and culture on business growth. Attended by Australia’s top business executives, government and community leaders, WWC will cover the most critical leadership […]

More makeovers for department stores and shopping precincts

Source: Inside Retail More department stores and shopping centres are undergoing facelifts to meet contemporary trends and demand. BRISBANE: Property investor, Precision Group, has begun a major redevelopment of MacArthur Central Shopping Centre in Brisbane’s CBD. The redevelopment includes the relocation and expansion of jewellery house, Hardy Brothers, from Queen Street which opened last week, […]

New megacentre for Sydney

A new large format retail centre, Lifestyle Connection Woodpark, will soon commence construction at Smithfield, in Sydney’s South West. The site will offer a range of store sizes from 70sqm to over 6,000sqm of large format space. Located on the Corner of Woodpark Road & The Cumberland Highway Smithfield, the centre will comprise some 45,000sqm in Retail […]

Sydney to host major Asia-Pacific retail conference and expo

Over 3000 executive retail delegates and 120 exhibitors are expected to descend upon the revamped International Convention Centre in Sydney in March for an all-encompassing retail event. To be held over three days in the new convention centre at Sydney’s Darling Harbour, Inside Retail Live will be a celebration of Asia-Pacific retail and a partnership […]

Learn about omnichannel retail from global leaders

SYDNEY 26-27 OCT: Omnichannel Retail Experience & Digital Transformation Conference The retail world has been changing significantly for the past few years and the paradigm shift of the consumers’ expectation has been the main talking point for every retailer. Consumers want a seamless customer experience in their shopping journey and expect the retailers to always stay […]

Sweet expansion for Doughnut Time

From lawyer to King of Doughnuts, Damian Griffiths is expanding his empire to include a premium Sydney location. Doughnut Time has rapidly expanded since opening 16 months ago, growing from one small Brisbane store to over 27 stores across Australia. According to Griffiths, the key has been creating a recognisable and trusted brand with a […]

Sydney restaurant fined for underpayments

7-Eleven shop owners aren’t the only employers short-changing staff and deliberately ignoring workers’ rights. A Malaysian restaurant in inner Sydney was last week fined almost $300,000 for using false records to disguise wage underpayments. Six staff members at the Mamak restaurant, five of which were visa-holders, were paid as little as $11 an hour between […]

Network with Retail’s Most Influential Leaders

If there is one networking event to attend this year, it’s the NRA’s Rewards for Excellence’s Gala Dinner, to be held on 14 September, at the Sofitel Sydney. This year we are excited to announce that Steve Cox, Director of Dymocks and Dymocks Children’s Charity is the keynote speaker at the Rewards for Excellence Rio […]

H&M taking over regional Australia

Regional Australia will soon be home to the Swedish fashion house H&M, with the company showing no signs of slowing down its’ Aussie takeover. Since entering the market H&M have opened 10 stores in major cities like Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. The mega-chain is to open stores in Wollongong and Toowoomba by the end of […]

Don’t miss retail’s night of nights

Are you ready for Retail’s biggest night of the year? The countdown is on until the National Retail Association (NRA) hosts Australia’s most anticipated retail awards evening – The NRA’s Rewards for Excellence Gala Dinner. Tickets are now on sale for the extravagant Rio themed Gala Dinner which is to be held on 14 September, […]

ADMA Techmix discount for NRA members

With ever-squeezing margins, retailers need to know about the marketing automation technology that can provide efficiencies needed to delivery greater return on marketing investment (ROMI). Confused by the complex landscape of marketing technology?   ADMA’s Techmix is a new, vendor-neutral event to help marketers understand the plethora of marketing technologies now available and how they […]