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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.

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Shopping bouncing back but consumer confidence down

Consumer confidence has suffered its biggest weekly decline for three months on the back of a surge in Victorian Covid-19 cases, but one major shopping centre owner says customer numbers are slowly beginning to approach pre-pandemic levels.

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.