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Retail spending improves – but only thanks to piggy banks

Retail spending has improved in 2017-18, but only because consumers dipped into their savings, according to Deloitte Access Economics. The background picture is that household budgets remained under pressure owing to continuing subdued wage growth and non-discretionary price rises. According to Deloitte Access Economics’ latest quarterly Retail Forecasts subscriber report …

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ALDI named cheapest supermarket

Consumer watchdog Choice has compared the average cost of a basket of groceries from 110 supermarkets across Australia and found ALDI to be significantly cheaper than Woolworths, Coles or IGA. Choice sent undercover shoppers into 32 Coles, 32 Woolworths, 26 ALDI and 20 IGA stores in 33 locations across Australia …

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