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Minimum wage boost may push some retailers over the edge, says ARA

Dominique Lamb, National Retail Association CEO, expressed concern, describing the increase as "completely out of touch"...
catalogue

Retail sales surged nearly 10 per cent in April

On a state basis, Queensland recorded an 11.8 per cent increase, WA 10.2 per cent, Victoria 9.9 per cent, and South Aust...
consumers

ARA predicts $8.8 billion mid-year spending spree as retailers quit excess stock

Prices will be slashed across a range of products from fashion, shoes and accessories to electronics, bedding and homewa...
Retail customer experience

Retail sales surge 9.4 per cent – but good times ‘could be short lived’

While March’s figures represented a 'phenomenal result', spending challenges loom during the months ahead as cost-of-liv...
cafe franchisees, franchisee, compliance, cafe businesses

Victorian sick leave plan for casual workers dubbed ‘illogical’

The scheme will provide five days or 38 hours of paid or carers leave for workers in a host of sectors in which many of ...

Sharp improvement in retail sales as Omicron impact wanes

Retail sales pending was up in all states and territories, with the strongest increase in Victoria which recorded an 8.3...

Victoria and NSW ease COVID restrictions impacting retailers

The ARA described the easing of restrictions as a "show of good faith to business and the community that pandemic protoc...

December retail sales mark solid end for COVID-impacted year

December’s ABS figures show Victoria leading the states in growth, with sales up 6.5 per cent year on year, followed by ...

Most retailers adopt negative outlook in wake of COVID ‘wrecking ball’

Retailers are seeking urgent expansion of exemptions to the mandatory isolation of close contacts to include all retaile...

Black Friday drives 5.8 per cent retail-wide sales bump in November

The ARA say that retailers had overall enjoyed a strong November, driven by a record-breaking Black Friday period and ri...