Data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) on the December 2012 Consumer Price Index (CPI) shows a price fall of 5.7% for vegetables during the latest quarter. The price fall coincides...

The Westpac-Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment rose by 7% in September from 86.2 in August to 92.2 in September in further welcome news for retailers. The bounce was expected in the wake of...

The Westpac-Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment increased by 9.1% in August from 79.0 in July to 86.2 in August – the biggest jump in the last five years. The data showed a recovery from...