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Christmas shopping frenzy to drive retail sales up 23%

Christmas shopping will be supercharged this week where shoppers are expected to spend more than $8.7 billion in the next seven days as the countdown to Christmas begins.

Posted Tue 17/12/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Housing markets boost consumer confidence ahead of Christmas

The housing market has helped boost consumer confidence in November with the Westpac Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment increasing by 1.9 per cent from 108.3 in October to 110.3.

Posted Wed 13/11/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Federal government to 'spring clean' Australian tax system

The federal government has announced it aims to restore "integrity" into the Australian tax system by looking at the backlog of unresolved tax reforms, including the GST threshold.

Posted Fri 08/11/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Christmas cheer deflated by cash rate hold

Did retailers celebrate too earlier? Maybe. Or so that’s what many have said following the Reserve Bank's decision to leave the cash rate unchanged at 2.5 per cent.

Posted Wed 06/11/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Christmas hope jolted by September retail turnover rising 0.8%

Retailers have taken the September ABS Retail Trade figures as a possible hopeful indication of how tradiing will be during the all-important upcoming Christmas period.

Posted Mon 04/11/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Industry-wide push to create fair supermarket competition

Retailer associations and the federal government are working together to see enforcement action to be undertaken to address competition issues within the supermarket retail sector.

Posted Fri 01/11/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Reserve Bank leaves cash rate unchanged but retailers want more support

The Reserve Bank of Australia has decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 2.5 per cent, following rumours that no one should bank on a rate change this month.

Posted Wed 02/10/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Maternity leave and flexibility attract women to retail

Two out of three women have credited the retail sector for providing a worthwhile career path, according to research released by the Australian National Retailers Association.

Posted Mon 30/09/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Election gets the better of consumers

In the lead up to the federal election this Saturday, signs of nervousness are more obvious than ever as consumers continue to spend cautiously, which is reflective of the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics Retail Trade Figures.

Posted Tue 03/09/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Small businesses rally against supermarket fuel discounts with ad campaign

Four retail groups, which represent two million business and five million employees, have joined forces calling an end to the anti-competitive behaviour of the supermarket giants.

Posted Mon 26/08/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Shoppers hungry for multi-channel innovation: IBM

Over 60 per cent of Australian consumers identify themselves as “apathetic” in their choice of primary retailer, according to the latest IBM study.

Posted Wed 29/05/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Consumer sentiment increase just won't do it: ANRA

ANRA CEO Margy Osmond has commented that sentiment is important but it is sales that determine the retail success.

Posted Thu 14/03/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

December retail results disappoint

Despite the slight optimism from retailers prior to the Christmas sales, the results for December has unfortunately fallen short.

Posted Wed 06/02/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

RBA holds cash rate leaving retailers mixed

Retailers have mixed feelings about the Reserve Bank’s decision to leave the cash rate unchanged at 3 per cent.

Posted Tue 05/02/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Sentiment shows slight positivity

Consumer sentiment in January has increased slightly, reflecting a possible positive outlook for the year.

Posted Thu 17/01/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles' price cuts leave bittersweet aftertaste

Following Cole's decision to discount prices on more products, some retail body associations have shown their support for it while it's being dismissed by others.

Posted Thu 10/01/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Christmas spending almost doubles

Retailers are expected to cash in a total of $12 billion from Christmas shopping this week.

Posted Wed 19/12/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Christmas shopping in full force

As Christmas fast approaches, Australians will lift their interest in shopping.

Posted Tue 11/12/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Families are saving, not spending: GDP

The latest ABS figures show Australia’s GDP grew by 0.5 per cent in the September quarter.

Posted Thu 06/12/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Another rise in retail turnover

The 0.5 per cent retail turnover rise in September has been warmly welcomed by retailers.

Posted Tue 06/11/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Plans for 24 hour retail trading: NSW

Retailers welcome NSW Planning Minister Brad Hazzard’s plans to introduce 24 hour trading before Christmas.

Posted Mon 22/10/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail trade lifted in August

Signs that consumers are spending is becoming more evident as retail turnover for August rises 0.2 per cent, according to the latest Australian Bureau Statistics (ABS) Retail Trade figures.

Posted Fri 05/10/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Low value import parcels: Change needed

The Federal Government has publicly released the final report of the Low Value Parcel Processing Taskforce, which suggested any streamlining of the processes involved in the handling of low value imported parcels would require significant change.

Posted Fri 07/09/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Glimmer of hope shines in June retail figures

The latest ABS retail trade figures show that retail turnover rose 1 per cent in June 2012, seasonally adjusted, following a rise of 0.8 per cent in May 2012.

Posted Fri 03/08/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Hit and miss: Fair Work Act review

The independent review of the Fair Work Australia Act has produced a mixed bag of feelings from retailers.

Posted Fri 03/08/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

More members join Retail Council

In the lead up to the first Retail Council of Australia meeting later this week, Assistant Treasurer David Bradbury has announced additional members.

Posted Tue 17/07/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

More men head in-store than women

They say women are better shoppers than men but according to the Australian National Retailers Association (ANRA) the winter sales are indicating otherwise.

Posted Fri 08/06/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

FWA increases minimum wage

The Fair Work Australia's decision to increase the minimum wage by 2.9 per cent has left many retailers heart broken as it ignores strong signals that the sector is struggling.

Posted Mon 04/06/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Consumers are having trust issues

Trust was the key theme highlighted in IBM’s 2012 Smarter Consumer Study, which looks at the purchasing trends, habits and expectations of more than 28,000 consumers globally.

Posted Thu 29/03/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail trade figures "disappointing"

While the two interest rates cuts were welcomed with open arms by retailers at the end of last year it didn’t change the attitudes of consumers as the latest ABS retail trade figures show that retail turnover in November 2011 was flat.

Posted Tue 10/01/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers brace for the Christmas rush

For the first time in six years, Christmas Day will fall on a Sunday, which will give consumers a full week to do their shopping.

Posted Mon 19/12/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Christmas spending warms up

Spending levels are predicted to be up on 2010 as retailers enter into the peak Christmas shopping period this week, according to the ANRA.

Posted Tue 13/12/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

It's not so much about tax, report says

The Productivity Commission has made it clear that the current level of the LVT only plays a minor in how retailers are competitively disadvantaged.

Posted Tue 13/12/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Tax summit: Retailers demand GST changes

ANRA CEO Margy Osmond said if the government is serious about reform, lowering the threshold to $100 and enable retailers to compete on the global should be a key.

Posted Tue 04/10/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Reforms needed, Productivity Commission says

The draft report - Economic Structure and Performance of the Australian Retail Industry - examines the implications of globalisation for the retail industry and the appropriateness of current policy settings.

Posted Fri 05/08/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers slam FWA for wage increase

Some Australian retailers will be hard hit with Fair Work Australia's decisions to increase modern award minimum wages by 3.4 per cent.

Posted Mon 06/06/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Budget 2011: Some light for retailers

Small businesses will be allowed to claim up to $5,000 as an immediate deduction for any car purchased during the 2012-13 financial year.

Posted Wed 11/05/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Reality of retail in trade figures

Retail trade figures released by the ABS has dropped 0.5 pr cent in March 2011 where the only positive turnover was seen in othing, footwear and personal accessory retailing up by a 0.1 per cent.

Posted Fri 06/05/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Cash rate held for the fifth time

his news has been welcomed by both the ARA and the NRA that have suggested keeping the cash rate stable for retailers as to continue their recovery.

Posted Thu 05/05/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

A step to flexibile hours

NSW retailers have welcomed the state government’s decision to think twice before prosecuting closed stores for restocking the shelves during the Easter shutdown, the ANRA said.

Posted Wed 20/04/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

February flood boosts retail trade

Both the ARA and the ANRA saidQueenslander's need for new household goods following the natural disasters of late December and January drove the 0.5 per cent growth in retail trade.

Posted Fri 01/04/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

ANRA calls for wage increase

The retail industry is an award-dependent sector and has absorbed the wage increase of 2010 and a strategy is needed to ensure not to burden those sectors still moving towards recovery.

Posted Mon 21/03/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Time to make adjustments: retailers

A new survey from the ANRA showed that at least three quarters of Australians used the internet to help them out with their shopping in the past three months

Posted Tue 22/02/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers keeping fingers crossed

Following the Productivity Commissions’ call for submissions from retailers for its inquiry into the Australian retail industry, the ANRA said 2011 will be a critical year for retailers.

Posted Thu 17/02/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers concern about future trading

The latest retail trade figures from the ABS have confirmed that consumers continued to remain cautious during the crucial December period.

Posted Tue 08/02/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

The aftermath of cyclone Yasi

Both Woolworths and Coles are still on the ground and have begun assessing the condition of stores, indicating little damage was done except Woolworths at Mission Beach suffered some roof damage.

Posted Fri 04/02/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers praise RBA

Retailers have welcomed the Reserve Bank’s decision to keep interest rates at 4.75 per cent as the early part of 2011 continues the 'challenging' theme of the 2010 for the sector.

Posted Wed 02/02/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers get behind flood victims

Leading supermarkets and retail organisations are working together to resupply existing stores, Scott Driscoll, United Retail Federation national president, told Retailbiz.

Posted Fri 14/01/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Growth in retail sales is not enough

Released on Monday, figures revealed that Australian retail turnover rose 0.3 per cent in November 2010, seasonally adjusted, following a revised fall of 0.8 per cent last October.

Posted Tue 11/01/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers help flood victims

The ANRA continues to identify the areas most in need of help and provide support to get trucks through as quickly as possible.

Posted Tue 04/01/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

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