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Our NAB Online retail sales index data indicates that sales growth was negative in June 2019, following on from strong growth in May.

New payments trends and technologies are opening the door to better business.

Growth eased across all states and territories last year and early 2019, but the last few months have seen some improvement.

She’s apples! How health food entrepreneur DR Vincent Candrawinata spends his day.

The ABS retail trade measure will see a modest (0.2% m/m) return to positive territory in May, indicating little or no bounce back from April’s disappointing result.

Big shifts in our buying habits are seeing Australians spend more on experiences – and that’s forcing retailers to think outside the box.

The NAB Online Retail Sales Index contracted -3.8% in April on a month-on-month, seasonally adjusted basis.

Contrary to our forecast for the ABS print, our cashless retail sales index improved in April, gaining 1.2% compared to a 0.5% fall in March on a month on month basis.

The NAB Online Retail Sales Index rebounded strongly in March with sales growth of 1.7% month-on-month, after one of its worst growth rates in the series history in February.

The strong ABS print in February exceeded our expectations and indeed those of the market. It’s fair to say that we are sceptical whether such strong growth will continue.

Just what did Australia think of the Federal Budget? From industry bodies to media, we count down 10 of the most interesting reactions.

It appears that broader weakness in retail is flowing through to online.

We forecast that ABS retail trade for February will grow for a second consecutive month, following a weak Christmas period and a subdued January ABS print.

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