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SA names first plastic-free precincts

SA government names the first retail areas which will commit to eliminating single-use plastics such as straws and cutlery.

US retail sales up solidly

Healthy US retail sales a sign of consumer confidence.

Rebates failing to boost retailers: NAB

The post-election tax cuts don’t appear to have helped Australia’s retail sector.

Big firms backing indigenous business

New initiative spurs businesses to work with indigenous suppliers.

Businesses financially sound: RBA

Challenges in the retail sector not expected to impact banks.

Qld Xmas Eve public holiday ‘a mistake’

Proposal will push up wage bills and possibly prices, industry group says.

Visitors to SA spend record $7.2 billion in year

South Australia records a $7.2 billion annual tourist spend.

ACCC says Samsung misled with phone ads

ACCC says Samsung misled customers on its products’ water resistance.

Consumer confidence edges up: ANZ

Australians optimistic on finances, but gloomy on economy.

Adairs slumps 30 per cent on another guidance cut

Homewares retailer issues another earnings downgrade.

Australians flock to gig economy for work

Gig workers praise flexibility, but aren’t satisfied with income.

Target sales sag further for Wesfarmers

Target’s comparable sales for the five months to May fell 2.3 per cent.

Australian dollar slides

Aussie dollar slides on weak inflation.

API doubts Sigma plans as merger hopes end

Sigma board said cash-and-scrip approach by API undervalued its prospects.

Spotlight sues for $7m for DFO plane crash

Damaged store prevented from trading at full capacity for months, retailer says.

Coalition plans casual work shake-up

Regular casual employees will have the right to request full-time or part-time employment.

Small businesses get Facebook leg-up

Workshops run by the social media company are teaching valuable retail lessons.

Residents to front NSW light rail inquiry

Cafe owner expected to say that construction cost him up to $320,000 in lost business.

One-in-three shoppers go cashless

Close to five million Australians can’t remember the last time they withdrew cash.

JD.com founder arrested in US

E-commerce firm founder arrested in the US on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct.

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