Tag: "Christmas"

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Cheap and cheerful:  Festive shoppers seek bargains as spending is tipped to disappoint

Cheap and cheerful: Festive shoppers seek bargains as spending is tipped to disappoint

According to IBISWorld, Christmas retail spending is set to remain flat this December, growing by only 0.4% on last year’s sales as consumers tighten their belts. Early indications suggest Australians are becoming more frugal this December, which will be reflected in an increased interest in early sales, deep discounting and bargains. In the lead up […]

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Wish list: Retailers set sights on 30% December sales spike

With the Christmas period fast approaching, many Australian retailers and service providers are preparing for their peak earning period. Business information analysts at IBISWorld anticipate sales spikes of between 17% and 90% over the Christmas period. “While this strong seasonal demand and forecast sales spike is set to subsidise weaker trading periods throughout the year, […]