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Retail confidence high in lead-up to Christmas


Retail turnover rose 0.2 per cent in September 2018, following a 0.3 per cent increase in August, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

States outpace average retail spending growth


Victoria has taken top billing in CommSec’s quarterly State of the States report due to strong construction activity and the lowest rate of joblessness in a decade.

F&B drives retail sales growth


The food and beverage sector is behind a resurgence of market growth within the retail industry, according to new research from commercial real estate services company, CBRE.

Clark Rubber appoints CEO


A new CEO has been appointed at Clark Rubber Franchising.

Retail spending up 0.3 per cent in August


The latest retail spending figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show a rise of 0.3 per cent, making it the weakest back-to-back results for 2018, despite being up slightly on market expectations.

APAC retailers target international growth


Retailers across the Asia-Pacific region are increasingly seeing international expansion as a viable business strategy, accounting for nearly one-third (30 per cent) of new entrants into the region compared to 17 per cent four years ago, according to a report by property-firm CBRE.

Retail lagging behind, says NAB chief economist


Business conditions improved through the month of August, though the retail industry continues to lag behind, according to NAB’s monthly business survey for the month of August.

Population boom drives new retail precinct


A new retail precinct in Western Australia will open later this year, following a population boom in the area.

Retail report: Department stores still shining


Online retail spending has seen strong growth in June, according to Commonwealth Bank’s recently released Business Sales Indicator (BSI).

Retail staff buoyed by 3 per cent pay rise


Two-thirds (66 per cent) of retail employers will give their staff a pay rise of less than 3 per cent in their next review and 10 per cent will not increase salaries at all, according to the 2018-19 Hays Salary Guide.