The Australian Retailers Associations said it retail members would be disappointed that there was no drop in the official cash rate for September 2014. The Reserve Bank of Australia yesterday maintained the 2.5 per cent cash rate.
Dutch brand DoubleCOOL has showcased its new range of CoolStar in-store refrigerators, which can be used to house drinks, fruits and vegetables, and other foodstuffs
According to new research from Bakers Delight, one in five Australian women aged 25-to-65 feel guilty when eating bread, and more than two in five confessed to avoiding eating bread when trying to lose weight.
A special taskforce has been formed to oversee the recall of Infinity brand electrical cables, after it was discovered that the 'poor quality' plastic insulation coating failed electrical safety standards.
International retail giant Williams-Sonoma is opening a new cluster of stores on Sydney's North Shore this week that will be a mixture of retail outlet, cooking school and design studio.
Research conducted by Google found that 84 per cent of shoppers use their smartphones when they are in store and, the more expensive the item, the longer they spend using their mobile to research and compare.
Retailer reported an increase in sales driven by opening new stores, embracing omnichannel retail and an increased focus on private label products.
Russell Zimmerman is the executive director of the Australian Retailers Association. In this special Q&A, he explains why he is optimistic for the remaining months of 2014.
Former federal treasurer Peter Costello has challenged retailers to innovate in order to withstand competitive challenges in a difficult and rapidly evolving retail environment.
As omnichannel retailing takes hold in Australia, the rapid growth in ownership and usage of smartphones is revolutionising the way that consumers shop.