They say women are better shoppers than men but according to the Australian National Retailers Association (ANRA) the winter sales are indicating otherwise.
Retailers are bracing for the worst as they lower their earning expectations in anticipation of pessimistic sales for the September quarter.
Of those surveyed, 49 per cent said they gave a 3 per cent or less salary increase in the last salary review. This number is expected remain fairly close in the next salary review.
Plenty of confusing reigns among small business owners over what tax concessions they are able to access, a survey by American Express reveals.
A new report shows close to half of small to medium businesses surveyed do not have a good understanding of how the carbon tax will affect them.
Last month's retail turnover growth appear to have given the industry false hope after it slumped 0.2 per cent in April.
NAB's online retail index shows online sales in Australia, which is worth $11.1 billion for the year to April, growth started to slowdown over the past year but it still continues to outpace traditional retail.
According to a study compared to a recent, similar survey in the UK, Australians are about half as likely to use an app or a smartphone for online purchases.
Technology longevity, security and merchant acceptance are the main barriers for why the uptakes of payment innovations have been slow, according to a new study.