Online spending dipped a little in December, according to the NAB online retail sales index.
The take-up of smartphone doubled in 2012, which means almost half of Australia’s adult population is an owner of one.
The interest in franchising continues to grow, according to the latest figures from the Retail Food Group.
Fewer Australians are expected to take on debt as the demand for credit remains flat.
This will be a key topic that will be addressed at the World Retail Congress Asia Pacific.
The CPI rose 0.2 per cent in the December quarter 2012 but retailers are helping to keep prices low.
Consumer sentiment in January has increased slightly, reflecting a possible positive outlook for the year.
It's time for the retail industry to get in shape, according to a report by Monash University.
The future of retail has arrived, according to a leading industry report.
The ARA continues to urge for the Reserve Bank of Australia to cut rates when they meet in February.