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Australian Retailers Association

Level 1 112 Wellington Parade

Melbourne, Victoria 3002


Company Description

For over 105 years, the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has been the peak industry body in Australia's $292 billion retail sector which employs over 1.2 million people. As an incorporated employer body registered under the Fair Work (Registered Org ... more

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Board Member
The Surf & Boardsports Industry Association Inc

Council Member
GS1 Australia Limited

Active Member
Rotary Club of Beecroft

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Russell Zimmerman, the ... [cached]

Russell Zimmerman, the executive director of the Australian Retailers Association which represents retailers around the country, called on the RBA to cut official interest rates when it meets on Melbourne Cup day to offset the impact of bank rate rises on retail spending.

"Our concern is if you have an interest rate increase as we've had, it will take money out of the economy and we will see a downturn spend," he said.

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Independent Board Member: Russell Zimmerman - Executive Director, Australian Retailers Association (ARA)

Communications Officer: John "Reggae" Elliss

Plain packaging boosts illegal tobacco, Qld to restrict E-cigs - Convenience & Impulse Retailing [cached]

ARA executive director Russell Zimmerman said the change to plain packaging has been a waste of retailers' time and resources.

"According to the report, had that tobacco been sold legally, the Australian Government would have received an additional $1.2 billion in tobacco excise," he said.
The government must consider how ever increasing regulation - whether on cigarette packaging or tax - creates additional incentives for tobacco smugglers," Mr Zimmerman said.

Executive director of the Australian ... [cached]

Executive director of the Australian Retailers Association Russell Zimmerman said large retailers such as the two supermarket majors have a preferred industry rate and retailers now work on an average weighting cap (AWC).

He has called for a maximum cap so that smaller retailers pay no more than 50 basis points or 0.5% credit card interchange fees issued by Visa, Mastercard and American Express.
"Large banks working with credit card providers are dropping the interchange rate for the larger retailers," Mr Zimmerman said.

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Russell Zimmerman

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