Almost three quarters of Australian consumers still check their emails as a first digital priority in the morning, according to ExactTarget's Digital Down Under report.
The demand for regional bulky good tenancies has been strong over the first half of 2012 despite flat retail trading.
There are possible hopes that consumer confidence may jump back up by the end of the year after the Westpac Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment rose by 1.6 per cent in September from 96.6 in August to 98.2 in September.
The retail sector appeared to have been "a notable exception" in performance terms compared to other industries in National Australia’s Bank’s monthly business survey for August 2012.
Businesses that are using cloud are more likely to experience positive financial and operation results, according to research from MYOB.
Retail trade along with the finance, professional services and information, media and telecommunications industries are expected to face both significant and imminent digital disruption as they grapple with the technologyl transformative reality.
Franchisors have continued to achieve double digit growth in the last 12 months despite the difficult economic conditions, according to PwC's franchise sector indicator.
A study of twelve quick service restaurant brands by independent shopping company Mystery Customer has found that over half of QSRs fail to up-sell.
The amount of Australians shopping online is not looking to slow down any time soon based on Getprice's 2012 Shopping Report which details how Australian shoppers are researching and buying online.
The Lea family, owner and operator of the Darrell Lea Chocolate Shops, has found a buyer for the collapsed business, which will see the closure of all remaining stores by Sunday.