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Cost of living

Cost of living Archives

As cost of living goes up, Salvos is opening new stores, expanding online

As the economy weakens, Australians will seek out even more value and sustainability. These charity shops invest in an o...

What Amazon, Ikea and other retailers are focusing on in 2023

As interest rates and cost of living continue to grow, retailers are rethinking how they’ll reach their customers. Here ...
A look at how cost of living pressures might impact retail workers. (Source: Bigstock)

“A wage increase is critical”: the pressures facing Aussie retail workers

A look at how retail workers might be affected by a downward trend in sales and demand across the retail industry.
Temple & Webster are facing significant challenges as customers cut back on spending. Supplied

“Affordability is king”: Where to next for Temple & Webster?

How will Temple & Webster pick up customer spending and demand as the cost of living crisis continues to develop?
A new report takes a look at the key retail trends for 2022. Source: Bigstock

How retailers can inspire aspirational spending amid economic uncertainty

A report from Cognition Research explores the key retail trends in 2022, and shares how a nuanced understanding of custo...

Are retailers in for disheartening Valentine’s Day sales this year?

There's mixed reports as to whether customers will spend or save this Valentine's Day, as businesses look to navigate hi...

Retailers share how rising energy prices are changing consumer spending

Retailers and consumers are looking for ways to minimise their energy usage, so as to reduce their power bills.

Opinion: How to increase your value, without decreasing your prices

Prices are going up everywhere. And as consumers pay more, they are looking for retailers that can give them more for th...

A cost-of-living crisis is brewing in Asia. Here’s what it means for retail

Cost of living pressures were supposed to be mild and short-lived, but they are biting more acutely and for longer, and ...
Retailers are set to benefit from the growing popularity of Halloween this year. Photo from Bigstock

How Aussie retailers are cashing in on A$430m Halloween opportunity

The rising popularity of Halloween in Australia presents big opportunities for retailers including Kmart and The Party P...