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Retail spending lowest in 20 years

Retail spending has posted its worst quarterly performance since the introduction of the GST 20 years ago, and the risks are it could worsen as Victoria locks down in its fight against the coronavirus.

Business Business

Retail spending on the up in June

Retail sales in Australia rose a solid 2.4 per cent in June, as people flocked to reopened cafes and restaurants and spent more on clothing in the first full month of trade since the lockdowns ended.

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Opinion

Automation, online shopping and the future of retail

Retail giants’ shift to automation and the rise of online shopping have been accelerated by pandemic lockdowns. Stores and shopping centres will have to meet the challenge, but there are also opportunities, argue Gary Mortimer, Jana Bowden, Jason Pallant, Louise Grimmer and Martin Grimmer.