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.
The Australian Tax Office is encouraging retail employers to get up to speed on compulsory changes to default super that commences on 1 January 2014.
Australian consumers are forecast to spend more than $7.9 billion on Christmas gifts alone this year, an increase of $100 million on 2012, according to new research from Commonwealth Bank.
Online wine retailer Vinomofo has expanded itself into the physical space by launching a pop-up roadshow that will visit Australia's major capital cities in 2014.
A fifth Harvey Norman franchisee has been hit with a sizable fine by the Federal Court for making false or misleading statements concerning a customer’s rights.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has proposed to allow office product retailers to continue to collectively bargain with office products suppliers for another six years.
Small Business Commissioner NSW is launching a review of the Retail Leases Act 1994 in hope it will bring greater transparency to the landlord-tenant relationship.
Just as retailers and consumers alike gear up for what they hope to be a good Christmas, the Westpac Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment shows there was a fall in consumer confidence from November to December.
As we head into the summer holidays, it’s a good time to research, vet, test and implement improvements to your retail environment.
"Fewer, bigger and better" is what surfwear retailer Billabong is aiming for over the next 18 months to three years when the company focuses on turning around the business, which has been drowning in debt for the last few years.