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Visa has announced its digital wallet service V.me by Visa is now being offered at major ecommerce retailers in Australia.
This is our last newsletter for the year. The RetailBiz team would like to wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Thank you for all your support in 2013 and we'll be back with more retail news in 2014!
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.