Consumer spending


How can I stretch my marketing budget and still get good market presence?

10:19AM | Thursday, 28 October 2010 |  Knowing what your customers really want is the key to targeted marketing.

THE NEWS WRAP: Mining investment grows while consumer spending remains flat

4:05AM | Tuesday, 24 April 2012 |  The gap in Australia’s business haves and have nots will increase as mining investment grows and consumer spending remains flat, according to a new report.

Gen Y switches focus to saving rather than spending: Report

9:21PM | Tuesday, 27 September 2011 |  Generation Y is keen to save and baby boomers are concerned about their retirement income, so who's going to spend at home? That is the question raised by two new surveys which suggest older and younger generations are closing their wallets.

Shaky female confidence in economy hits spending

3:04PM | Wednesday, 16 March 2011 |  A new report shows women are less confident than men about the state of the economy, a mood that has impacted upon consumer spending.

Consumers ultra-conservative despite growth

3:32PM | Tuesday, 15 March 2011 |  Consumers have continued their caution in spending and borrowing, despite strong growth in national income, according to the Reserve Bank of Australia.

Independents urged to go high-end in face of home brands

2:41PM | Monday, 28 February 2011 |  A retail expert says independent food retailers need to create a market for high-end produce, as slow consumer spending leads to an increase in home brand sales.

Employment up but consumers still cautious

12:35PM | Thursday, 16 December 2010 |  Australian employment grew by more than 400,000 in the year to November 2010, according to new labour force data.

Retail sales set to pick up in 2011

12:00AM | Tuesday, 14 December 2010 |  A new report reveals retailers selling household goods can expect the highest increase in sales volumes in 2011 as a result of unprecedented jobs growth.

Negative consumer reviews impact on sales

12:42PM | Monday, 6 December 2010 |  New research shows 60% of Australians say a negative review or online posting influences their decision to purchase from a store or supplier.

Frugal, savvy shoppers will challenge retailers

11:27PM | Friday, 26 November 2010 |  New research reveals Australian shoppers are cutting back their spending and becoming more buyer-savvy, making it even harder for retailers to spark sales this Christmas.