Around the globe, retail and technology giants are investing heavily in unmanned stores and automated warehouses, fuelling a wave of industry transformation that could potentially drive dramatic changes down under. The level of automation across Australian retailers lags behind the rest of the world. But with big players like Woolies

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Australian consumers are tipped to spend nearly $18 billion in post Christmas sales, according to the Australian Retailers Association (ARA). The forecast is a near three per cent increase on last year’s actual figures. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter The figures come from ARA research conducted in conjunction