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Retailers gloomy over first quarter prospects: Report

1:48PM | Tuesday, 3 January 2012 |  Retailers remain pessimistic about their performance in the first quarter, according to a Dun & Bradstreet report, with expectations down 26 points compared with the same period in 2011.

Retailers warned not to follow department store discounts

12:50PM | Wednesday, 21 December 2011 |  Retailers need to look beyond discounting as part of their post-Christmas sales strategy, an expert says, as Myer and David Jones promise to go head to head with record Boxing Day sales.

Health and home improvement sectors set for 2012 surge: Report

12:38PM | Tuesday, 20 December 2011 |  Gyms and hardware retailers are among the businesses tipped to cash in on consumers’ good intentions in 2012, according to IBISWorld, with a big focus on health and home improvement.

Retailers urged to respond to “technology-induced recession”

12:45PM | Thursday, 15 December 2011 |  Australia’s battered retail sector is in a “technology-induced recession”, according to a new report by the Commonwealth Bank, but experts say this should prompt start-ups to innovate.

Report blames retail rents for high product prices

12:33PM | Wednesday, 14 December 2011 |  Exorbitant retail rents are to blame for high retail prices, according to a new report, adding weight to the Productivity Commission’s recommendations on planning and zoning.

Business conditions improve despite Euro crisis

12:43PM | Tuesday, 13 December 2011 |  Business conditions improved slightly in November, according to NAB’s Monthly Business Survey, while business confidence was unchanged despite the ongoing European debt crisis.

Customer credit checks and cashflow critical in 2012: Bibby

12:28PM | Wednesday, 7 December 2011 |  Bibby Financial Services has come up with some quirky but clever tips to grow your business in the New Year, as small business owners becoming increasingly pessimistic about the future.

Maintaining your business’ Christmas cheer

12:55PM | Wednesday, 7 December 2011 |  The Christmas season affects different companies in different ways, and it can have a significant impact on your business. BY GREG HAYES.

Businesses hail interest rate cut as an “early Christmas present”

12:14PM | Tuesday, 6 December 2011 |  Industry groups have applauded the Reserve Bank’s decision to lower the cash rate to 4.25%, as the European debt crisis continues to impact on the Australian economy.

Independent bakers hit out at supermarket power

12:04PM | Friday, 2 December 2011 |  Independent bakers are calling for a boycott of cheap, mass-produced supermarket bread in a bid to stay afloat, claiming the supermarkets’ slashed prices are forcing small bakeries to close.
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