The September quarter retail statistics indicate a slow down in growth, albeit meeting analysts expectations. Retailers would of liked a stronger result as we head into the peak trading period. For some this quarter has been their best: Harvey Norman have posted record results compared to most other retailers who were flat or marginally improved on last year. With low interest rates, the Turnball factor and lower Australian dollar this should be a strong Christmas trading period. However these factors haven't come through in retail sales growth as yet.