Retailers such as JB Hi-Fi could feel any reduction in consumer spending. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Retail outlook takes another hit

What Christmas gave to Australian retailers, the bushfires are taking away, but there could be worse to come for shopkeepers and shopping centre owners when the latest international trends wash up here.


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Perth, WA
Interesting. As for JCPenney, they've been in decline 20 years and are an awful chain, hardly a barometer for retail centres. I was in California over the holidays, you couldn't get parking at any shopping centre in San Diego. Overflowing with shoppers, before and after Xmas. Maybe balance the retail analysis out with some of the high-performing retailers that have adapted to the times and are experiencing increases in sales. May I suggest reading a few Globe St articles for a better view of US retail trends.

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