The industry has its fingers crossed for Australian retail, which is exhibiting signs of “modest recovery” according to the latest CHEP Retail Index report.
Growth in the convenience sector has statistically outstripped packaged grocery for the fifth year running, with a massive 4.5 per cent increase in overall sales value in 2016.
Wellness and healthy eating may be in vogue, but more Australians than ever are regularly eating chocolate, according to the results of a new Roy Morgan survey.
Trade figures released yesterday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) represent a better than expected start to the retail year with 3.11% total growth year-on-year and a 0.4% jump for January alone.
44 per cent of SMEs spend more than three hours every week checking, entering, paying and reconciling data, costing each business an average of $7,800 a year.