Worldview: As Covid crisis eases, is retail on the way up Down Under?

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In the latest instalment of our Worldview series gleaning insight from global markets, we hear how Covid-19 has had a significant impact on Australian retail but it might not be as negative as first anticipated 12 months ago

In early 2020, the Australian consumer psyche was shaken. Lines formed outside of Centrelink for social support payments, there were countless news reports of job losses, stories of people not being able to pay their rent and panic shopping left supermarket shelves bare.

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