About Us

About Us

The National Associated Retail Traders of Australia was established in 1965 and is the largest independent electrical buying group in Australasia. With 15 AU members in Australia and 5 in New Zealand, the combined buying power of more than AU$6.5 Billion provides a group of strong generalist retailers to category dominant specialists delivering a wide range of products and services. A business built on the foundation of buying that incorporates an integrated service model to provide sustainability to our members and value to our suppliers.

Full suite marketing services

Integration across partners

Promotional activities and new product launches

National Product Review

Over $500M of spend managed

Costs, efficiencies and resource savings delivered

Sustainability focused service

1000+ Shopfronts

30+ retail websites

Over $5B in retail sales with partner brands

Global reputation

Leading Big Data innovation

Sales & Marketing reporting

Forecasting Capabilities

Inventory Management





Our vision is to be the most progressive buying and service group in the world. Collectively we deliver value and profitability to both our retailers and brand partners, that alone they would not achieve. Our mission is producing results that will sustain our retailers in the long-term, forming our core values to generate results to bring our vision to life.

Our core values drive the behaviours and actions that help deliver our vision.

Integrity and Honesty

Be truthful, trustful and do what is right. This ensures our foundation for strong and successful relationships.


Deliver on objectives you’ve set. Meet every deadline and be accountable for your conduct and actions.


Always be part of the success. To achieve our goals, share your ideas, respect each other and work together.

Cost effective

Be efficient and strategic in your role to achieve outstanding results.