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Spend Archives

Spending continues upward trend in July

Retail figures for July show another month of healthy year on year growth.

Spending off to solid start

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

Spending holds strong

Spending rises year on year in December but falls short of industry expectations.

Cost polarisation

Stuart Bennie asks, if most retailers are targeting the middle, does this mean they are right?

Spending growth eases

Retail spending growth to slow in first quarter of 2015 despite stronger than expected Christmas.

Harvey Norman soars

Harvey Norman shares surge amid frenzied buying activity.

Confidence builds ahead of Christmas

Final pre-Christmas sales figures point to strong festive season.

Christmas shopping tipped to slow

Consumers to tighten purse strings this Christmas, with average spend forecast to be down on last year.

Online spend slows

Online retail spending growth continues to slow.

Sales sustain strength

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

Online sales continue climb

Groceries, liquor drive online spending.

Consumer confidence recovery continues

Improved confidence to boost retail spending in second half of 2014.

Spending slump hits Flight Centre

Travel agency lowers profit forecast as growth slows in May.

Aussies to splurge on mum

Consumers tipped to spend more than $1.4 billion on mum this Mother's Day.

Mastercard profit climbs

Increased spending by cardholders worldwide boosts Mastercard's revenue.

Retail sales growth hits high

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

Sweet sales for Easter

Consumers tipped to spend almost $3 billion over Easter period.

Christmas drives online growth

Local online spending gains ground in December.

US retail sales rise in December

Retail sales rise slightly during America's crucial holiday shopping season.

Boxing Day boom spurs on confidence

Retailers have high hopes for 2014 following successful Christmas period.