The arrival of Amazon is only the latest threat to retailing, which has been enduring structural change in the economy now for years.
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.
In demanding the lowering of the GST threshold for offshore purchases, the states and retailers want more cash from the federal government or consumers.
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.
Changes in consumer spending are going to go on clobbering the traditional retail business model, regardless of what the Aussie dollar does.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.