A new Westpac report called What's in store claims that retail performance and consumer spending is being "badly" obscured by Government policy. They also claim that consumer spending is set to rise from a forecast 0.4% for the quarter to 0.6%, this say Westpac will deliver a bigger 'payback' later in the year.
The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has called the Federal Government's push to ban plastic bags, lead by Environmentalist Minister, Peter Garrett, an example of "populist politics" that won't help to save the planet anyway.
Want to hire bright young workers with exceptional talent? It might help if your company allows access to social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace, according to new research by law firm Deacons.
The 2014/15 financial year saw solid retail sales growth, however in the year ahead retailers are faced with something of a mixed bag of economic positives and negatives, according to Deloitte Access Economics, which has noted retail spending may suffer some collateral damage as housing market risks take hold.