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Food retailers ate up $196 million in extra sales during January alone – with the ABS pointing the finger at panic buying brought on by lockdowns

There’s evidence that January’s elevated grocery spending was caused by panic buying, according to the ABS. In new retail trade data, the ABS said a 1.6% growth in food retailing correlated with coronavirus shutdowns in Brisbane and Western Australia. Online food shopping remained at elevated levels through the month, bucking […]
Food retailers ate up $196 million in extra sales during January alone – with the ABS pointing the finger at panic buying brought on by lockdowns