Industry welcomes 0.4 per cent spending increase in June.
The RBA’s rate cut could provide some much-needed relief.
Retail spending struggles to recover from December dip.
Modest boost leads to “weakest back-to-back results for 2018”.
But clothing stores miss out on the spending boost.
Household goods and apparel sales fell in month-on-month trading in July, while food and liquor categories drove the slight year-on-year bump in consumer spending.
Retailers have had to battle tough trading conditions for a long time – will things improve any time soon?
Sector smashes market expectations, but rag trade declines.
Retailers association disheartened by latest ABS figures.
September trade figures disappoint ahead of Christmas.