Five industries cashing in on Australia’s soaring divorce rate

4:50PM | Monday, 22 April 2013 |  The number of divorces in Australia increased by 8.7% over the past five years. Legal services, counselling and childcare are just a few of the industries cashing in on this trend.

Online sporting goods sales to exceed $1 billion by 2018: Report

4:26PM | Wednesday, 17 April 2013 |  Australia’s ageing population is just one of the factors fuelling growth in the online sporting and physical recreation goods sales industry, with revenue forecast to increase by an annualised 6.3% over the next five years.

Easter spending set to hit $3bn: Three key trends to get your teeth into

3:40PM | Wednesday, 27 March 2013 |  Premium chocolate brands and craft beers are among the firm favourites for Easter this year, with Australians opting for at-home celebrations rather than overseas getaways, according to a new report.

DIY home design to spark homewares sales: IBISWorld

2:29PM | Wednesday, 27 February 2013 |  An increasing trend of do-it-yourself home design will stimulate sales for houseware retailing, according to an IBISWorld report, which shows industry revenue is expected to be worth $1.71 billion in 2017-18.

Businesses highlight their sales strategies for Valentine’s Day

2:17PM | Tuesday, 12 February 2013 |  New research shows loved-up couples intend to celebrate Valentine’s Day by eating out, with spending expected to surge by 8%, while romantic getaways are also high on the agenda.

Eyewear start-up unfazed by sombre industry forecast

1:00PM | Friday, 18 January 2013 |  Australia’s optometry and optical dispensing industry is expected to grow just 0.4% in 2012-13, according to an IBISWorld report, but online eyewear retailer Sneaking Duck says it isn’t worried.

Opportunities abound in New Year’s resolutions

1:14AM | Friday, 18 January 2013 |  Across Australia, consumers are trying to get fit or shed some pounds as part of their New Year’s resolutions. This can lead to new business opportunities for savvy entrepreneurs.

Clothing retailers set for new year slowdown: Report

12:27PM | Wednesday, 19 December 2012 |  There will be no relief for Australian clothing retailers in the new year, according to a new IBISWorld report, which shows industry revenue is expected to contract by 1.4% in 2012-13.

Corporate spending on Melbourne Cup spurs business opportunities: IBISWorld

10:50PM | Wednesday, 31 October 2012 |  This year’s Melbourne Cup Carnival will see spending increase by 4.1% on 2011, according to IBISWorld, which has highlighted oppportunities for retailers and regional tourism operators.

Consumer goods retailers set for tough year ahead: Report

9:58PM | Wednesday, 19 September 2012 |  Consumer goods retailers can expect revenue to decline by 0.6% in 2012-13, according to a new IBISWorld report.