Business conditions and confidence both edged down in February, according to the National Australia Bank monthly business survey.
Small grocery retailers are facing the toughest competition when it comes to sales, Roy Morgan research reveals.
The project will look at the online market from both a retailer and consumer perspective and will aim to identify new opportunities for Australian wine producers.
Private labels, convenience and discounts are on top of Australians' shopping lists according to a research by Nielsen.
Australian consumers and businesses have started 2013 on a positive note with the latest Commonwealth Bank Business Sales Indicator showing economy-wide spending lifted in January.
Businesses are kept waiting 52 days for payment, according to the latest Trade Payments Analysis by Dun & Bradstreet.
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.