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    Good job: IBISWorld reveals industries with strong employment growth

    Good job: IBISWorld reveals industries with strong employment growth

    As thousands of school leavers across the country evaluate whether to pursue further education, vocational education and apprenticeships, or full-time employment in light of their high school exam results, IBISWorld has revealed the key industries tipped to enjoy employment growth over the coming years. Demand for technology The Online Shopping industry is expected to be […]

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    Shopping around: Many shopping centres are undergoing renovations

    Shopping around: Many shopping centres are undergoing renovations

    Over the last couple of years, many major shopping centres have been undergoing huge makeovers and renovations to attract more patrons. As the shopping centre operators industry is currently in the mature phase of its economic life cycle, these redevelopments have aimed to stimulate revenue growth. Revenue for this industry has fluctuated over the past […]

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    Rough patch: Pumpkin Patch loses out to cheaper retailers

    Rough patch: Pumpkin Patch loses out to cheaper retailers

    Pumpkin Patch Limited went into receivership on 26 October, and 27 of its 124 Australian stores will close by 15 November. The children’s clothing retail chain was founded in Auckland, New Zealand, in 1990. However, the bulk of its revenue has come from its Australian operations. Pumpkin Patch had previously expanded into the United Kingdom […]

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    Sweet deal: Several sugar manufacturers are leaving QSL

    Sweet deal: Several sugar manufacturers are leaving QSL

    Australia’s sugar cane harvest is currently in full swing, with approximately 5.6 million tonnes of sugar cane expected to be milled by Mackay Sugar alone by mid-December. Nationally, an estimated 34.8 million tonnes of sugar cane will be milled for the 2015-16 season. With the harvest well underway, farmers are starting to turn their attention […]

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    Give and take: Australian charities are adjusting to lower government funding

    Give and take: Australian charities are adjusting to lower government funding

    According to the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission, Australian charities represented $103 billion in 2014. However, government support, which is a primary source of revenue for charities and not-for-profits, has declined over the past five years and constrained revenue growth. This trend has come about as Australian governments have increasingly focused on cutting back spending. […]

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    Revenue streams: New streaming services set to boost internet broadcasters

    Revenue streams: New streaming services set to boost internet broadcasters

    Earlier this month, Foxtel announced that it will shut down the subscription video service Presto, focusing instead on an enhanced version of Foxtel Play. The updated service is expected to be priced from $10 a month, bringing it more in line with rivals Stan and Netflix. The move is anticipated to increase competition in the […]

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    At what cost: Costco is shaking up wholesale and retail industries

    At what cost: Costco is shaking up wholesale and retail industries

    Costco Wholesale Australia Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of the US-based chain Costco Wholesale Corporation, entered the Australian market in 2009 through a single store in Melbourne. Since then, the company has grown its presence across several retailing and wholesaling industries, and has put pressure on established supermarkets and grocery stores, grocery wholesalers and consumer goods […]

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    Sky-high: Surging apartment construction is driving growth

    Sky-high: Surging apartment construction is driving growth

    Surging apartment construction is driving growth across multiple states  The multi-unit apartment and townhouse construction industry has reached record highs over the past five years. However, volatile conditions have led to mixed results for many construction firms. “Construction features prominently in IBISWorld’s Top 500 Private Companies list for 2016,” said IBISWorld Senior Industry Analyst, Mr […]

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    Fishing for growth overseas

    Fishing for growth overseas

    IBISWorld reveals strong export growth is keeping fishing and seafood processing afloat while aquaculture battles with Chinese competition IBISWorld research has shown the increasing importance of lucrative overseas markets to the Australian Fishing and Seafood Processing industries. Exports are contributing more than half of total revenue for these industries at a time when Australian Aquaculture […]

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    Pick of the private pack

    Pick of the private pack

    The 2016 AFR Top 500 Private Companies list in partnership with IBISWorld revealed Today, IBISWorld will release the much anticipated 2016 AFR Top 500 Private Companies, published in The Australian Financial Review. The list reveals that these companies generated combined revenue of more than $197 billion in 2015-16. Private superannuation funds in Australia generated a […]