Weekly Australian footfall update

According to the latest weekly data from Experian Footfall’s Australian Retail Index, last week, footfall was down on the previous week (wc Sept 7) by 7.1 percent.

The upward year on year trend continues, with footfall increasing by 1.6 percent. Footfall has increased against 2014 for the previous 11 consecutive weeks.

Year to date, footfall has increased by 2.4 percent in 2015 against 2014.

Experian graph Sept 15


Experian week on week Sept 15



The rich tapestry of neurodiversity

There is a slow shift towards incorporating design aspects that create more inclusive shopping experiences for customers of all neurotypes. Retailers willing to explore this hidden customer segment can deliver a more easy, engaging and inclusive experience both in-store and online.

Retail Voice CEO Message: 15 March 2023

Retail crime continues to be a concern with many businesses recording an increase in shoplifting. 
In the latest Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research data coming out of New South Wales, retail theft increased 23.7% year-on-year.  

Retailers have an important role to play in closing the gap

Today is National Closing the Gap Day, a day of action to pledge support for achieving indigenous health equality by 2030. As part of the ARA’s reconciliation journey, we have made a commitment to use our reach to raise awareness with our members about days of significance for First Nations communities, like Closing the Gap Day.