Interest rate cuts towards the end of 2012 have done little to ease business concern, the latest survey from NAB suggests.
Positivity is all around us with consumer sentiment rising by a buoyant 7.7 per cent in February.
The group buying deal continues to remain strong with more than half a billion dollar having been spent in the industry in 2012.
Australian businesses anticipate modest sales activity, difficult trading conditions and subdued consumer activity over the next few months.
While they may be the keenest shoppers, Australian women are not so confident compared to men, the latest MasterCard consumer confidence index has revealed.
User-friendly and visually appealing online search experiences helps increase conversion rates and improve customer engagement, according to a new study.
Despite the slight optimism from retailers prior to the Christmas sales, the results for December has unfortunately fallen short.
While retail trade levels have been rather rocky, this has not dampened demand for space by retailers.
A positive attitude about retailing is all around with Australians preparing to spend in 2013, according to the latest Nielsen report.
Customer service, mobile integration and technology investment are key to success for this year, according to Manhattan Associates.