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29-Apr-2013 Mother's Day spending forecast to grow in 2013
With Mother's Day just around the corner, business information analysts at IBISWorld reveal Australians are expected to spend almost $1.4 billion spoiling their mums this year – an increase of 2.7% from 2012 and almost three times the amount we splash out on Father's Day.
22-Apr-2013 Cashing in on heartbreak: IBISWorld reveals the big business of divorce
With the number of divorces increasing by 8.7% over the past five years, business information analysts at IBISWorld uncover the average cost of a divorce, and the industries benefiting from our heartbreak.
04-Apr-2013 Online and luxury segments to be the silver lining of fashion's poor outlook
In the lead-up to Australian Fashion Week (8-12 April), business information analysts at IBISWorld reveal that despite overall revenue declines forecast for Australia's fashion industry, luxury retailers and online players are anticipated to reap rewards from savvy marketing.
25-Mar-2013 Footy fever kickstarts a business boom
Following fierce kick-offs for the AFL, Rugby League and Rugby Union, business information analysts at IBISWorld are anticipating a strong season for industry players too – with footy fever expected to generate revenue of $646.6 million for the key codes. It will also boost consumer spending by $2.6 billion – to the benefit of pubs and bars, sports betting, sporting clubs and ticket retailers.
14-Mar-2013 Aussies opt for a 'back-to-basics' Easter in 2013
According to business information analysts at IBISWorld, it's back to the barbie this Easter as more Aussies opt for traditional celebrations at home and confectionery gifts over overseas getaways and fancy restaurant meals.
06-Feb-2013 Lovers pick dinner over diamonds this Valentine's Day
This Valentine's Day, loved-up couples will splurge on fine dining and romantic getaways to celebrate their union say business information analysts at IBISWorld.
21-Jan-2013 The average Australian: now, and in 2025
Forget beer-swilling sports nuts – we're a nation of urban-dwelling, eco-conscious bargain hunters.
08-Jan-2013 Industries to fly and fall in 2013
As Australian companies prepare for the new year ahead, business information analysts at IBISWorld reveal the five industries expected to soar and the five expected to sink in 2013.
15-Nov-2012 All I want for Christmas is...fast delivery and free returns
Growth in online spending will more than triple this festive season as online shopping finally delivers on its promise to compete with conventional retailers on a significant scale
07-Nov-2012 Australians are drinking less but spending more
As the Christmas season approaches, industry research analysts at IBISWorld forecast Australians will fork out $33 billion on alcoholic beverages in 2012-13, with premium drinks increasingly selected over traditional beers.
30-Oct-2012 Splurging is back in style this Spring Carnival
Following restrained expenditure in 2011, business information analysts at IBISWorld anticipate this year's Melbourne Cup Carnival will see a return to more flippant spending – forecasting an overall increase of 4.1% on 2011 to reach $438.3 million.
17-Oct-2012 On your bike – or maybe just stick with the car
Today may be national Ride to Work Day, but it seems most Australians are ignoring the message and clinging to our cars, with business information analysts at IBISWorld reporting only 1.1% of us employ pedal power for our daily commute.
10-Oct-2012 IBISWorld update: Australia's wedding industry
While wedding expenditure is relatively inelastic – we still want the fairytale whatever the prevailing economic climate – IBISWorld (Australia) General Manager, Ms Karen Dobie says current low consumer sentiment will play a part in wedding planning in the year to come.
25-Sep-2012 Grand finals footy spending to top $270 million: IBISWorld
With the AFL and NRL grand finals this weekend, business information analysts at IBISWorld forecast Aussies will fork out $272.5 million on football finals celebrations – with hospitality, tourism, sports betting and television networks tipped to be the biggest winners.
24-Sep-2012 Australia's tourism industry is taking flight
In the lead up to World Tourism Day, business information analysts at IBISWorld put the spotlight on Australia's tourism industry, revealing good news for domestic players with a resurgence in spending and visitation.
12-Sep-2012 Footy finals to provide a $560 million boost to local industries
With the AFL and NRL grand finals fast approaching, business information analysts at IBISWorld forecast Aussie fans will fork out $560.3 million on football finals celebrations – with hospitality, tourism and sports betting tipped to be the biggest winners.
24-Aug-2012 Father's Day spending forecast to fall flat in 2012
Expect dads to continue to be forgotten this Father's Day as families opt for cheaper gifts including gift cards, books and modest family dining, despite increasing consumer confidence.
04-Aug-2012 Restaurant revival around the corner
Following a period of eating in rather than going out, business information analysts at IBISWorld anticipate a dining revival is just around the corner as consumers go back to gourmet after several years of saving.
02-Aug-2012 The real winners in Australia's battle against the bulge
With spring just around the corner, business information analysts at IBISWorld say Australians are spending up big in an attempt to lose the winter wobble - investing over $2.5 billion in diet products, weight-loss services, fitness centres and even surgery.
18-Jul-2012 The rise and rise of private labels
Currently accounting for just over one-quarter of total supermarket sales, business information research firm IBISWorld forecasts the share of private-label products will increase strongly in the coming five years, to account for over 30% of supermarkets sales by 2017-18.
09-Jul-2012 Industries to fly and fall in 2012-13
As Australian business gets into gear for the new financial year, business information research firm IBISWorld reveals the five industries expected to soar and the five expected to sink in 2012-13 and why.
07-Jun-2012 Chicken consumption flies to new highs
Forget red meat and three veg – it looks like chicken has taken over Australian dinner tables for the foreseeable future, with business information analysts at IBISWorld projecting a bright future for the popular poultry.