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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.

Record sales run

Australia retail sales see their longest period of sustained growth in seven years - so why all the doom and gloom?

Late winter gives retailers chills

Unseasonably warm weather chills department store sales.

Metcash revs up

Metcash revs up its automotive business with yet another acquisition.

Tills continue to ring

Australian retailers will be happy to see yet another impressive growth in official year on year retail sales.

Retail sales growth hits high

New report finds retail sector strengthening, helped by low interest rates and lower Australian dollar.

More sales joy for retailers

Australian retail sales figures continue high in January 2014.

What are Aussies buying online?

New ABS report reveals most popular online purchases.

December sales delight

Australian retailers received a welcome gift off the back of Christmas 2013 in the December 2013 sales figures.

Retail sales continue rise

Year on year retail sales rise in pre-Christmas sales period.

Another rise for retail

Year on year retail sales show steady upwards trend, according to ABS figures.

Retail sales jump

Year on year retail sales continue to grow in the lead up to the all-important Christmas period, says ABS.

Challenging Christmas ahead

New research forecasts difficult trading period for retailers this Christmas.

August sales climb

Australian retail sales for August see positive year on year growth.

Online spending growth stalls

Local online sales spend slumps in August.

July retail on the up

Year on year retail turnover grows in July 2013.

June brings an increase

Small increase in year on year retail sales.

Spending grows in April

Retail spending up on 2012, but growth still remains soft.

ABS to track online spending

Federal government to fund online retail spending data.

The inconvenient truths (part one). Customers arenʼt cautious, theyʼre bored!

The cautious consumer line is just an excuse for poor performance, says Peter James Ryan.

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