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Crisis forcing Aussies to shop smarter

Crisis forcing Aussies to shop smarter

Australians are growing smarter with how they shop online, with nearly half of the country changing their habits to avoid scams and get ahead of the cost of living crisis. Forty-four per cent of Australians are making changes to spending habits in order to save their money, according to the latest Consumer Sentiment report from...

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20 of our favourite brick-and-mortar fashion boutiques in Sydney

20 of our favourite brick-and-mortar fashion boutiques in Sydney

Because sometimes IRL is best. Do you miss leaving your house with the express purpose of going into real-life stores? Sure, placing online orders at 3am with a glass of wine in your hand is some of the best fun the 21st century has to offer, but sometimes you just want to return to your...

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Global e-commerce giant Shein pops up in Brisbane

Global e-commerce giant Shein pops up in Brisbane

The Shein pop-up shop in Brisbane. Source: supplied. Global online fashion and lifestyle retailer Shein unveiled its sixth Australian and first Brisbane pop-up store this week, less than two years after it launched its first pop-up down under in Victoria. Brisbane shoppers will have until Sunday afternoon to see what Shein has described as an...

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19th century Australian coin discovered in charity shop sells for £7.5K

19th century Australian coin discovered in charity shop sells for £7.5K

A 19th Century Australian coin discovered by a coin enthusiast in a charity shop has been sold at auction for £7,500. Oxfam volunteer John Turner, 70, found the coin while looking through a bag of coins that had been donated to the Oxfam shop in High Street, Orpington. Mr Turner lives in Bromley and works...

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I spotted a gorgeous ‘pen holder’ while vintage shopping – then I found out it was a toilet brush holder from Kmart

I spotted a gorgeous ‘pen holder’ while vintage shopping – then I found out it was a toilet brush holder from Kmart

By Carina Stathis For Daily Mail Australia Published: 02:25 GMT, 8 February 2024 | Updated: 02:45 GMT, 8 February 2024 An Australian woman has warned others to ‘beware’ when vintage shopping after stumbling across a Kmart toilet brush holder being sold as a marble pen stand.  The Melbourne customer was browsing through a local secondhand...

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Mundane act freaking out Aussie households

Mundane act freaking out Aussie households

Millions of Australian households are suffering through serious financial stress every time their shop at the supermarket, with the average weekly spend on groceries hitting $188. Some 42 per cent of households, or an estimated 3.9 million, said their grocery bill was one of their chief financial stressors, a 26 per cent increase, or a...

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Amazon now Australia’s leading marketplace – Retail World Magazine

Amazon now Australia’s leading marketplace – Retail World Magazine

Amazon has overtaken eBay for the first time to become the leading marketplace in Australia, according to new research from global e-commerce accelerator Pattern. Marketplace shopping has also become mainstream in Australia, with the research highlighting 93% of respondents having shopped on a marketplace in 2023 and 94% planning to buy from platforms like Amazon,...

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Amazon overtakes eBay as Australia’s top marketplace

Amazon overtakes eBay as Australia’s top marketplace

For the first time in industry history, Amazon has surpassed eBay to become the leading marketplace in Australia, according to new research conducted by global eCommerce accelerator, Pattern. The recent study brought to light the current consumer trends in Australia, revealing that approximately 93% of the population shopped on a marketplace in 2023, with an...

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Australia: supermarket and grocery stores revenue 2023 | Statista

Australia: supermarket and grocery stores revenue 2023 | Statista

Annual revenue of the supermarket and grocery store retail industry in Australia grew year-on-year between 2014 and 2023, with a notable jump recorded from 2022 to 2023. In 2023, revenue reached over 139 billion Australian dollars, over 40 billion Australian dollars more than the value recorded for the industry in 2014. Market share of grocery...

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Australia is awash with oligopolies and the impact is on your bank account

Australia is awash with oligopolies and the impact is on your bank account

A report into soaring grocery prices, rising energy bills and steep airfares will be released on Wednesday amid expectations its findings and recommendations will cause a headache for some of the country’s biggest and most powerful companies. It comes amid a cost of living crisis that has intensified an already-growing distrust of supermarkets, airlines and...