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Payroll data will update picture on jobs

A slower rate of job losses through the back half of April is expected to show up in new payroll data.

January sales fall on back of bushfires: ABS

Australian retail sales fell 0.3 per cent in January 2020.

Retail lifts in November on Black Friday’s shoulders

ARA warns December figures will likely be impacted by bushfires.

July retail sales “not good news for retailers”

Retail sales fell 0.1 per cent over July, according to the ABS.

Retail sales rise in February

ABS figures suggest consumer confidence has returned.

E-commerce growth a salve for retailers as foot traffic plummets

Foot traffic plummeted over holidays, but online revenue was up.

“Meek growth” in May

Latest ABS figures show 'weaker lead-in to winter', says the ARA.

Warm weather hammers clothing stores

Unseasonable start to the cold season throws clouds over clothing stores.

Troubling signs for retail in April

Leading indicator looks bad, but signs wage growth is picking up.

Retail turnover flat in March, under market forecasts

Department stores, fashion give up some gains, but Supermarkets save retail from decline.

Department stores rebound in February

Retail spending blows past expectations on rebound in fashion.

October retail spending rises

October sales suggest strong Christmas trade ahead.

Retail spending rises in August

Retail spending rises in August, with upward trend predicted to continue.

Spending rises post May budget

Year on year retail spending rises in May.

Spending off to solid start

Year on year retail spending rises in January but dips slightly compared to December.

Retail sales continue gains

Australian retail spending rises year on year in August.

Sales sustain strength

Consumers show signs of continued confidence as retail sales rise in July.

Sales momentum continues

June retail sales remain buoyant with yet another year on year increase.

Year on year sales still healthy

Retail sales still saw year on year growth for the month of May 2014, despite a gloomy Federal Budget announcement.