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Retail insights Q2 2016

A look at the latest talent trends from the Australian and British retail markets, with a look at how the Australian election may affect retailers.

Read our Retail Insights paper here [pdf]

“Retail sales run on regular cycles that can be heavily influenced by external events – the weather, the latest blockbuster movies that tempt customers away from shops and into cinemas, sports (the Euro soccer championship and the Rio Olympics may only add to retailers’ woes this year!) Major political events such as elections are no different as they breed uncertainty and affect consumer confidence, but there is little quantitative evidence, in Australia or beyond, that elections have a negative impact on consumer spending and retail.”