May figures show spending slump

As the election looms and the weather is more conducive to staying home in bed all day than being active, consumer confidence fell for the month of May. External events, such as elections, create uncertainty around employment, government allowances, education costs and the real estate market, which leads consumers to put their wallets back in […]

Retail sales improve as temperatures plummet

South-east Australia has recently seen temperature plummet with wild weather bringing howling winds and light snow showers, even in the sunshine state of Queensland. Heaters have been dusted off and ugg boots finally seeing the light of day with weeks of winter chill predicted. Retailers however, should not start dreaming of summer just yet. The […]