• Spend Trend 2017

    Australian retailers need to adapt to increased competition.


Spend Trend 2017

13 December 2017

John Bresolin , Partner, Audit & Assurance |

BDO has released the annual Spend Trend report to reflect how the retail industry has fared in 2017.

Now in its fifth year, this report provides a comparative analysis of how Australian retailers are performing against their international competitors, and whether the much talked about influx of global players is impacting local revenues and profit margins.

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This year’s report also includes insights from the following experts:

  • Paul Greenberg, Founder and Executive Director of the National Online Retailers’ Association (NORA), explores the challenges and opportunities facing Australian retailers with the entry of more  international players
  • Jerry Macey, CBA’s retail industry National Manager, discusses the latest innovations helping retailers to remain competitive
  • Maria Jockel, BDO National Leader – Migration Services, evaluates the impact the increasingly restrictive temporary and permanent skilled migration program will have on Australian retailers
  • Jason Daniels, BDO Business Services Partner, provides commentary on the risks and liabilities the recently passed Vulnerable Workers Act, will have on those knowingly contravening a workplace law.

Much like last year, the lessons from 2017 are for retailers to remain agile, alert and embrace the change that is occurring.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact your local BDO retail adviser.