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Four steps to Direct to Consumer (D2C) growth

- February 14, 2024 4 MIN READ

In 2024, retailers will continue to face challenges such as rising costs, tightened consumer spending, and shifting consumer behaviours. While many across the economy have been tasked by leadership to ‘do more with less’, that’s not necessarily an option for all businesses. This is especially true in retail, writes Shaun Broughton, Managing Director, APAC at… Read more »


The news you need to know: September 9 2019

- September 8, 2019 2 MIN READ

Missed out on today’s headlines? Never fear. Catch up on all the news you need to know that affects small business owners. Here’s what you need to know on Monday, September 9 2019. Westpac and BT Life hit by super scandal Two of Australia’s biggest super funds, Westpac Life and BT are being taken to… Read more »

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Good news for retailers: Christmas spending on the rise

- November 23, 2018 2 MIN READ

Roy Morgan’s annual Christmas retail sales forecasts predict Australians will spend $51.5 billion across retail stores in the lead up to Christmas, up 2.9 per cent on the $50 billion spent in 2017. The forecast is conducted in conjunction with the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) and includes the trading period from November 9 – December… Read more »


Retailers feel the pinch of footy fever with a decline in sales

- October 2, 2018 2 MIN READ

While the Grand Final boosted Melbourne’s population considerably over the weekend, despite increased foot traffic, retail sales dropped by 33 per cent as single-minded fans flocked to the footy. While a public holiday can mean an increase in sales for retailers, data from leading retail software company Vend has found that retail sales on the… Read more »


Report reveals Australia’s retail spending at a global high

- June 20, 2018 2 MIN READ

Vend’s inaugural retail benchmark report has revealed the monthly revenue of Australia’s independent retailers over the past 12 months was 18 per cent higher than the global average. The report compared data from over 13,000 retailers,  with a particular focus on Australia. Vend found Australian retailers’ average monthly revenues were also 17 per cent higher… Read more »