ARA warns December figures will likely be impacted by bushfires.
Retail sales fell 0.1 per cent over July, according to the ABS.
ABS figures suggest consumer confidence has returned.
Foot traffic plummeted over holidays, but online revenue was up.
Latest ABS figures show ‘weaker lead-in to winter’, says the ARA.
Unseasonable start to the cold season throws clouds over clothing stores.
Leading indicator looks bad, but signs wage growth is picking up.
Department stores, fashion give up some gains, but Supermarkets save retail from decline.
Card sales slow in March.
Retail spending blows past expectations on rebound in fashion.