Six retail trends for 2018

Written by Gabrielle Mitchell, bluenotes contributor Alibaba. eBay. ASOS. These are all names exemplifying the changing face of retail. Even Amazon has finally entered the Australian market. As harbingers of the digital retail revolution run rampant, how can smaller online players hope to survive, let alone family-owned brick-and-mortar retailers? They can – and here are six predictions from […]

Emerging Retail Trends: Time, Touch and Technology

Hobart Event Associate Professor Gary Mortimer, QUT Just as Airbnb disrupted the hotel sector and Uber disrupted the taxi industry, retail is facing its own disruptions. The entry of global retailers, new technologies, online growth, changing consumer expectations and continual price discounting, has put pressure on incumbent businesses. What does the future hold and how […]

Retail Figures Remain Steady According to ABS Stats for May

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) retail trade figures for May 2017 has shown a steady rise of 0.6% turnover, seasonally adjusted. NRA CEO Dominique Lamb said that while retail was experiencing a quiet period, the industry remains in steady shape and should continue to pick up following the introduction of reduced Sunday Penalty Rates. […]