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Competing for clicks: Consumer electronics pricing pressure to hold back profit

Competing for clicks: Consumer electronics pricing pressure to hold back profit

Domestic appliance retailers are facing strong pricing pressures and intensifying competition from online-only consumer electronics retailers. However, it is not just bricks-and-mortar retailers that are facing rising competition. With back…
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Online competition and falling margins forcing retailers into administration

Online competition and falling margins forcing retailers into administration

In late November 2017, after almost 80 years of operation, OrotonGroup became the latest fashion retailer to enter voluntary administration, following the likes of Marcs, David Lawrence, Payless Shoes and…
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Amazon’s Australian launch set to shake up local retail sector

Amazon’s Australian launch set to shake up local retail sector

According to business information researchers IBISWorld, rumors of Amazon’s imminent Australian launch are mounting, with the company releasing an email to its third-party sellers asking them to be prepared by…
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Mixed media: Faster internet boosts online shopping but stifles traditional media

Mixed media: Faster internet boosts online shopping but stifles traditional media

The ongoing rollout of the NBN has strongly enhanced Australian internet coverage and download speeds. According to the ABS, the number of internet subscribers in Australia increased by 4.7% over…
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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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Good job: IBISWorld reveals industries with strong employment growth

Good job: IBISWorld reveals industries with strong employment growth

As thousands of school leavers across the country evaluate whether to pursue further education, vocational education and apprenticeships, or full-time employment in light of their high school exam results, IBISWorld…
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Made to measure: Retailers are finding new growth opportunities

Made to measure: Retailers are finding new growth opportunities

Australian retailers have battled difficult trading conditions over the past five years. In particular, clothing retailers have been negatively affected by subdued consumer spending and mounting competition from the entry…
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Junk mail: Declining mail volumes have contributed to stamp price increases

Junk mail: Declining mail volumes have contributed to stamp price increases

Declining mail volumes over the past five years have led Australia Post to increase the price of stamps from 70 cents to $1.00 from January 2016 onwards. Mail volumes have…
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Just the ticket: Online ticket sales are booming, benefiting local venues

The internet has revolutionised the way musicians, both emerging and established, reach out to their fans. Websites such as Bandcamp and SoundCloud allow bands to attract fans by recording and…
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Blurred lines: Retailers are adopting hybrid business models to boost revenue

The Australian retail sector will continue to be troubled by subdued consumer spending and weak sales growth over the next five years, as discretionary income growth remains sluggish and consumer…
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