Message from the CEO: 12 November 2019

Last week’s ABS retail figures demonstrated that retail is still yet to awaken from its slow sales slumber. Although turnover...

Last week’s ABS retail figures demonstrated that retail is still yet to awaken from its slow sales slumber. Although turnover across the sector rose by 0.2 per cent for September, it was still below what the NRA and many commentators were predicting. While it’s certainly too early to say that...

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Retail continues its slow year following soft sales figures for August

The retail sector has continued its slow year following the release today of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)...

The retail sector has continued its slow year following the release today of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) report which showed soft sales figures for the month of August. The ABS report shows a small rise in turnover of 0.3 per cent, making it the weakest back-to-back results for...

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Sluggish January retail sales following December slump

The retail trade figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today revealed that sales for January remained...

The retail trade figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today revealed that sales for January remained sluggish but were an improvement on the December 2017 slump.  The ABS figures show that retail turnover rose by 0.1 per cent seasonally adjusted in January, following a drop of 0.5...

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Aussie shoppers splurge record $47.5 billion during Christmas, according to ABS

December 2017 retail sales data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has revealed that Australians splurged...

December 2017 retail sales data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has revealed that Australians splurged a record $47.5 billion during the 2017 Christmas period. The figures closely align with the pre-Christmas forecasts made by peak retail industry body the National Retail Association (NRA), who predicted $48...

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