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Retail sales crept up in January, ABS data shows

Cafes, restaurants, and takeaway sales grew 2.5 per cent to $5.38 billion while food sales went up 1.9 per cent to $14.2...

Retail sales slightly up in December as shoppers shifted spend to Black Friday

Department store sales climbed 3.7 per cent to $1.83 billion, followed by food sales which grew 1.4 per cent to $14.18 b...

Interest-rate rise killed Australian retail sales growth in November

November is traditionally the strongest month for retail, but the NRA say that the Melbourne Cup Day interest-rate rise ...

Retailers boost efforts to redirect unsold stock to those in need

The growing demand for assistance and donated unsold items has corresponded with 12 interest rate increases by the Reser...

As food prices soar, retailers face a discretionary spending downturn

National Retail Association CEO Greg Griffith said the “lack of impact” from mid-year year sales shows how far consumer ...

Retail sales surge in February – but how much is inflation?

Paul Zahra of the Australian Retailers Association said that inflationary price increases are mostly driving retail spen...

How B2B partnerships will help your small business grow in a looming recession

SMEs can connect with other businesses and create digital promotions, discounts, or giveaways that include services and ...

Retail spending increases, but consumers wary as rising costs bite

ARA CEO Paul Zahra described some "softening of sales" as inevitable as consumers encounter cost-of-living challenges.

Australian retail spending increases in September

The National Retail Association's interim chief Lindsay Carroll said the steady increase in retail spending was driven b...

Retail spending continues to rise – but experts warn of a ‘lag effect’

The largest year-on-year growth was registered in clothing, footwear and personal accessories at 80.4 per cent followed ...