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Episode 74: Paul Zahra, CEO, Australian Retailers Association | Retail Insights & Predictions

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In this episode, I speak with Paul Zahra, the CEO of the Australian Retailers Association.

Paul is a leading figure of Australian retail having worked in the industry for 40 years including in senior executive and non-executive roles and as a company advisor.

Paul has previously held senior leadership positions at Target, Officeworks and at David Jones where he was the CEO and Managing Director.

Paul leads the team at the Australian Retailers Association – Australia’s oldest, largest and most diverse retail body, representing a $400 billion sector that employs one in ten Australians.

During our dynamic chat, Paul Shared:

  • His assessment of the health of Australian Retail
  • Strategies we can embrace to embark on the future of retail
  • Noteworthy shifts and trends, such as sustainability, Ai, Innovation and technology
  • Marketplace Intelligence Insights
  • The enormous benefits of becoming an ARA member

You can find the ARA at:

ARA  Homepage | Australian Retailers Association

ARA  Instagram

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Elizabeth founded fashion consultancy Fashion Equipped in 2012 to expand the reach and potential of the Australian industry. Backed by decades of experience in all aspects of the business, and passionate about entrepreneurship, growth and the power of community, Elizabeth delivers fashion consulting, mentorship and online learning to hundreds of businesses and counting. From buying, product development, sales and sourcing, to strategic planning, marketing and team management, our expert line-up of industry insiders are committed to sharing their knowledge, networks and passion - to empower you to build a thriving fashion business.

Elizabeth's next availability for consulting is September 2023. Feel free to reach out to her directly at elizabeth@fashionequipped.com.au. 

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It takes finely tuned business skills to make it in fashion, but mindset also plays a huge role. This is why mentorship is an essential ingredient to success – few can guide you on this path better than those who’ve already walked it and our deeply experienced mentors are here to help you navigate the business while building a strong mindset. 

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