Retail Voice CEO Message: 23 November 2022

It’s beginning to look a lot like last Christmas – with most Aussies (59%) claiming they will spend the same or more (12%) than last year despite growing inflationary pressures.

Retail Voice CEO Message: 2 November 2022

With Melbourne Cup Day behind us, we’re officially in the home stretch to Christmas. It’s been an intense build-up, with the ABS September trading figures showing a powerful 18% increase in spending over the same period last year.

Retail Voice CEO Message: 26 October 2022

The Albanese Government has handed down its first budget, which points to some tough times ahead, with inflation to peak at 7.75% and economic growth forecast to slow next financial year.  

Retail Voice CEO Message: 12 October 2022

While staff shortages are continuing to grow in retail, the skills crisis is also deepening according to the National Skills Commission. The 2022 Skills Priority List was released in the past week, which shows shortages in 286 occupations, up from 153 in 2021.

Retail Voice CEO Message: 5 October 2022

There’s less than 12 weeks till Christmas – our busiest time of year – and not surprisingly, staff shortages are the most pressing concern as businesses ramp up recruitment to meet demand.

Retail Voice CEO Message: 28 September 2022

As we enter the all-important Christmas trading quarter, retail sales have continued on their record-breaking run. The August figures released by the ABS today show sales up 0.6% compared to the previous month and up 19.2% on the same time last year.