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Shopping centre owner HomeCo debuts on ASX

HomeCo operates 21 retail centres, with nine under development.

Retail Food Group set to tap shareholders

Franchisor issues trading halt to test shareholder appetite for an equity raising.

Australians more pessimistic about economy

Consumer pessimism hits four-year low, with RBA rate cuts hitting confidence.

Retail disappoints despite green shoots

Retail spending continues to underwhelm.

Retail activity stable in September: PSI

Index provides hope for retail industry, but also points to falling sales.

David Jones to sell Melbourne CBD frontage

Retailer will sell part of its Bourke Street Mall frontage and revamp sister site.

Aussies spend big shopping on social media

Aussies are spending more than $16 billion a year shopping via social media, new research says.

Sunglass Hut underpaid staff $2.3 million

Sunglass Hut will be required to back pay $2.3 million to workers.

NT Harvey Norman customers repaid $1.5m

Harvey Norman worker falsified information to sign up indigenous people to large debts.

Criminalise wage theft: ex-ACCC head Fels

Hurry up and criminalise wage theft, former ACCC head tells Canberra.

Costs hidden from potential franchisees

Would-be food franchisees are not being given the full picture before they buy into a business: ACCC.

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.

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