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IbisWorld Archives

Small steps for footwear

Despite an overall backwards step, Australian footwear retailers are expected to see small growth this year.

Bookstore woes to continue

Report puts decline in bookstore revenue at close to 10 per cent a year.

Glittering outlook for online jewellery

Online jewellery and watch industry to see five year boom.

Industry’s shady forecast

Australian sunglasses retail faces a subdued forecast for the next five years.

Online travel bookings to slow

Online travel retailers will feel the pinch as holiday bookings slow, says report.

Maternity wear showing growth

New report estimates the growth of maternity wear industry over five years.

Online eyewear to see more growth

The increasing sophistication of online stores is driving strong growth in the online eyewear industry.

Bedding retail bounces back

The mattress and bedroom furniture business is in for a long awaited turnaround.

Men’s formalwear growing

Office work and male autonomy triggers growth in men's formalwear market.

E-commerce driving courier boom

New report forecasts annual revenue for courier and delivery services for 2014.

Womenswear shrinking

It's not just clothing sizes that are shrinking in womenswear, revenue for retailers in the space is also expected to co...

Sweet success

It's a mixed bag for retailers operating in the specialty chocolate stores space.

Sweet sales for perfume and cosmetics

After a tough period during the GFC, online perfume and cosmetics are back on shopper's radars in 2013.

Spring racing boom

Higher spending forecast for key retail categories this Melbourne Cup.

Online fashion growth soars

IbisWorld has established the growth rate of women's online clothing sales in Australia.

Hardware on the rise

Small growth predicted in hardware retail in the year to 2014.

Good news for ice cream stores

Ice cream vendors expected to increase in numbers over the next year.

Finals spending to top last year

Predictions that spending on this year's NRL and AFL grand finals will top that of 2012.

Online ticket sales still growing

Competition in the online event ticket sales industry has been increasing over the past five years.

Further falls predicted for book retailers

Report by IbisWorld indicates there's more pain in store for struggling book retailers, with revenue forecast to fall ev...