Topic archives: retailing

Amazon isn’t the only predator in the retail jungle

and November 23, 2017 4

The arrival of Amazon is only the latest threat to retailing, which has been enduring structural change in the economy now for years.

How Gen Y is shopping differently to their parents (and how it’s changing the economy)

How Gen Y is shopping differently to their parents (and how it’s changing the economy)

July 5, 2017 4

Thirty five years worth of retail turnover data shows that we now shop very differently to the era of Bob Hawke, big hair and shoulder pads.

Campaign to jack up online GST is protectionist and lazy

Campaign to jack up online GST is protectionist and lazy

November 27, 2013 32

In demanding the lowering of the GST threshold for offshore purchases, the states and retailers want more cash from the federal government or consumers.

The surprise take away message for domestic online retailers

The surprise take away message for domestic online retailers

October 4, 2013 19

Instead of complaining about the GST, Australia's retailers ought to look at who is doing well online here. And the answer might surprise them, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

Grand Theft Retail: why traditional retailers will continue doing it tough

Grand Theft Retail: why traditional retailers will continue doing it tough

September 20, 2013 8

Changes in consumer spending are going to go on clobbering the traditional retail business model, regardless of what the Aussie dollar does.

Stop singing those blue-collar blues: manufacturing jobs rise

Stop singing those blue-collar blues: manufacturing jobs rise

December 19, 2012 26

ABS data shows the dynamics of the Australian workforce are changing -- good news at last for manufacturing, but bad news for public servants and construction workers.

Retailers’ frenzy shows they still don’t get it

November 21, 2012 2

The Click Frenzy online retailing spruik wouldn't have impressed customers. And yet traditional retailers actually have all the cards when it comes to online shopping.

Click frenzy, profit wait for local retailers

Click frenzy, profit wait for local retailers

November 20, 2012 5

Australia’s big retailers are trying to jump on the Click Frenzy bandwagon, while Target is still fighting to make a profit online. The numbers for many simply don't add up.

The day the music died (in store) goes to retail woes

August 31, 2012 4

Musicians and music lovers may have a fondness for their bricks-and-mortar stores, but the demise of Allans Billy Hyde shows music is not immune from the changes sweeping retail.

Bonanza for big-box retail at the expense of transparency

January 24, 2012

Planning ministers in Victoria have a habit of trying to cut corners and then coming unstuck, writes Stephen Rowley, an urban planner and former co-editor of Planning News.