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Welcome to the jungle: Amazon comes to Australia

Welcome to the jungle: Amazon comes to Australia

Amazon’s imminent arrival into the Australian market is set to shake up the retail sector. The company has indicated its plans to challenge domestic retail prices, with Australia’s relatively stable…
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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…
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Shopping around: Many shopping centres are undergoing renovations

Shopping around: Many shopping centres are undergoing renovations

Over the last couple of years, many major shopping centres have been undergoing huge makeovers and renovations to attract more patrons. As the shopping centre operators industry is currently in…
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Rough patch: Pumpkin Patch loses out to cheaper retailers

Rough patch: Pumpkin Patch loses out to cheaper retailers

Pumpkin Patch Limited went into receivership on 26 October, and 27 of its 124 Australian stores will close by 15 November. The children’s clothing retail chain was founded in Auckland,…
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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%…
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