The Council of the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has today accepted the resignation of Executive Director Richard Evans.President of the national retail industry body, Roger Gillespie, acknowledged...

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Australia’s largest business representative, has described today’s decision by the Australian Fair Pay Commission (AFPC) to maintain...

Nominations are now open for the ARA Australian Retail Awards – which celebrate the best major retailers, smaller owner-operated stores and retail innovation, as well as the achievements of young...

The 2009-2010 Federal Budget takes a long-term and hopeful view of Australia’s powers of recovery. It is a ‘dig deep and hope the recession ends soon’ approach, according to the Australian...

Food retail sales rose again in March, according to the latest ABS data, but the rate of growth has fallen as restaurants and take-away outlets received a more substantial boost. The Australian Retailers...

Retail industry body the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) believes the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has demonstrated good fiscal policy by leaving the official cash rate unchanged at three per...

Today leading restaurateurs met in Sydney to discuss the impact of proposed Award Modernisation laws, which would see the federal hotels award apply to restaurants. The meeting, which included prominent...

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has called for the Rudd Government to focus on jobs and strategies to keep prices low in the Federal Budget in May.ARA Executive Director Richard Evans said employment...

Retail industry body the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) said the Reserve Bank’s decision to leave the cash rate unchanged at 3.25 per cent signalled Australia’s economic conditions...

Peak retail industry body the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has advised that, after very slow November Christmas sales, the stimulus package and lower interest rates helped Christmas sales skyrocket...