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Australia Post confirm Net Zero delivery date of 2050

National postal service Australia Post has today announced its formal commitments to the Australian government’s Net Zero by 2050 climate goals, becoming the first Commonwealth Government Business Enterprise to sign on to the target.

Vacancies in retail soar as Christmas crunch approaches

Despite a decline in overall job vacancies, data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics last week show vacancies in retail have grown by almost 15 percent since May of this year, as online retail giant Amazon joins many in preparing for a considerable recruitment push ahead of the festive season.

By |October 3, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Cyber attacks cost retailers millions and lessons from a ‘PR Nightmare’

Fallout from the historic Optus data breach continues to be acutely felt, with the full extent of the damage to Optus’ brand credibility as a result of the cyber attack unlikely to be known for months or even years to come. Meanwhile, consumers and retailers alike are warned to be vigilant as Black Friday events are predicted to see a rise in instances of online scam attempts.

By |September 30, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Good news, bad news for online retail at the petrol pump

Fuel prices are set to rise again across Australia, as the Government’s Fuel Excise cuts have expired, opening the door again for the cost of petrol to shoot back up to punishing levels for consumers. The news for online retail, however, may not be all bad - as out of necessity consumers increasingly turn to online shopping as a method of saving on fuel costs.

By |September 29, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Premier Retail report strong FY22 results driven by online sales growth

Premier Investments, whose portfolio includes fashion retail brands such as Just Jeans, Peter Alexander and Jay Jays, have announced to investors the investment group’s FY22 results - celebrating a net profit gain of more than $280 million driven especially by online sales for the company’s brands seeing particularly strong growth across the course of the financial year.

By |September 29, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Retail climbs but consumers face uphill battle, figures show

New figures released today show Australia’s retail turnover saw an increase of 0.6 percent in August, making it the eighth consecutive month to see such growth.

By |September 28, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Are Australians Feeling More Confidence? Data Suggests Yes

Confidence across Australia has rebounded, gaining back the loss it experienced last week. According to Roy Morgan, consumer confidence levels have experienced their biggest weekly gain in the entirety of 2022. 

By |August 17, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Australian Spending and Confidence Heavily Impacted by RBA Interest Increase

The confidence amongst consumers in Australia has dropped 6.6 points as the RBA increases interest rates by 0.5 percent. 

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