Christmas Special: Spending predictions and retail trends

We’re pleased to welcome Fleur Brown, Chief Industry Affairs Officer at the Australian Retailers Association, to the Retail Therapy podcast this week.

The holidays are fast approaching and retailers are in preparation mode for the Christmas shopping rush. There’s lots of challenges facing our industry in terms of supply chain and staff shortages, but plenty to be optimistic about from a sales point of view.

At the ARA, we’re fortunate to have an incredible network of strategic partners and that’s allowed us to produce the most comprehensive Christmas insights in our history. We explore these insights, plus more, in this first episode of the Christmas Special Series for 2022.

This episode explores:

  • Consumer spending forecasts from Roy Morgan
  • The impact of rising inflation and interest rates
  • Black Friday – are consumers shopping earlier?
  • Staff shortages in the retail sector, as well as supporting industries

Christmas Special: Christmas and beyond

Today we welcome Craig Woolford, Senior Research Analyst at MST Marquee whose 20 years of experience in analysing the retail, food and beverage industries has resulted in becoming an incredibly trusted resource among institutional investors, media and industry journals alike.

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