Tag: "consumer trends"

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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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Great shape: Increasing health consciousness has boosted the popularity of gyms

Great shape: Increasing health consciousness has boosted the popularity of gyms

Many gym and fitness centre operators have capitalised on consumer trends towards wellness and health consciousness over the past five years. Two companies that have benefited greatly from these trends are Anytime Australia Pty Ltd (trading as Anytime Fitness) and Ardent Leisure Group (Goodlife Health Clubs). Both companies have achieved significant jumps in revenue over […]

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Delivering the goods: Consumer trends cause fast food outlets to change tactics

Delivering the goods: Consumer trends cause fast food outlets to change tactics

Changing consumer trends have favoured premium and healthy food produce in recent years, to the detriment of traditional fast food outlets. This trend has played out in the pizza restaurant and takeaway industry, as Pizza Hut has struggled to maintain growth as smaller pizza store operators have increasingly offered premium produce. However, Domino’s Pizza has […]