This Christmas will put personal finances to the test, with the latest Dun & Bradstreet Consumer Financial Stress Index showing financial stress in Australia has stabilised near a two year low.
Pizza is the favourite on everyone's menu at the moment, with leading pizza chains reporting positive returns for the first part of the 2014 financial year.
Outdoor adventure retailer Snowgum has entered into voluntary administration appointing three administrators from Lawler Draper Dillon.
After 24 years, Collette Dinnigan has decided she will close her business at the end of year, with retail closing early in the New Year.
There is evidence the economy is starting to pick up, according to the Reserve Bank of Australia governor Glenn Stevens who spoke at Citi's 5th Annual Australian and New Zealand Investment Conference in Sydney on Monday.
Perth's retail pop-up property 140, owned by Cbus Property, will transform into a temporary gallery for 12 Australian artists as part of a redevelopment due to be completed in 2014.
The Coffee Club has set its sight to open 100 stores by 2023 in the Middle East after signing licence agreement with Liwa Minor Food and Beverages.
David Jones is following the cue of Costco, announcing it will open a new store in Ringwood in Melbourne's east. Part of a new real estate development in the suburb, the store will incorporate modern elements such as in-store Wi-Fi and omni mirrors.
The 11th edition of the AFGC CHEP Retail Index suggests retailers will face another challenging Christmas after year-on-year growth in retail sales showed a slow down and a turnaround is not expected in the remaining months of the year.
To help revive what was once a popular strip shopping location in Sydney, the City of Sydney has been running a program to allow 'pop-up' style retailers to make use of the vacant lots.