Masks go on in malls but shoppers are nowhere to be found

Original article by Natasha Gillezeau
The Australian Financial Review – Page: Online : 5-Jan-21

Sydney retailers stated there were few shoppers to be seen on 4 January, but those that were about seemed to be complying with new mask rules. Marianne Davies, the owner of Victoria & Albert Antiques and Jewellery, says the new mask rules are a bit "annoying", while some retail workers said they had not been given any official communication about the new rules from their head offices. Shopping Centre Council of Australia executive director Angus Nardi said initial feedback from its members was that compliance with the new rules was good.

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SHOPPING CENTRE COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA

CBD retailers fear incident will dampen consumer sentiment

Original article by Sue Mitchell
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 9 : 16-Dec-14

Australian Retailers Association CEO Russell Zimmerman says the siege at a Lindt cafe may deter consumers from shopping in the Sydney CBD in the lead-up to Christmas. Consumer sentiment has already fallen to a three-year low in December 2014, and the hostage drama may further erode consumer confidence. Some retailers in the CBD are deploying additional security staff and reconsidering their trading hours

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AUSTRALIAN RETAILERS ASSOCIATION, AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL RETAILERS ASSOCIATION LIMITED, MYER HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX MYR, DAVID JONES LIMITED, WOOLWORTHS HOLDINGS LIMITED, WOOLWORTHS LIMITED – ASX WOW, LINDT AND SPRUNGLI (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD