Category archives for Australian retail sales

Penalty Rates on Sunday

I have just spent about 10 days in Vienna.  Aside from catching the flu, and the freezing temperature it was an interesting visit.  One thing I found is worth talking about.  On Sundays, no shops open other than cafes and restaurants and the odd tourist place.  To my surprise, shops being closed on Sunday did […]

The Retail Downturn

There is a lot of talk about the drop in retail sales in Australia.  Everyone has a view on the retail downturn, but in my opinion there are a range of things happening.  Here are the main ones: Credit Cards.  I am old enough to remember Bankcard which was the first credit card readily available […]