Modest boost leads to “weakest back-to-back results for 2018”.
But clothing stores miss out on the spending boost.
Household goods and apparel sales fell in month-on-month trading in July, while food and liquor categories drove the slight year-on-year bump in consumer spending.
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Retailers association disheartened by latest ABS figures.
September trade figures disappoint ahead of Christmas.
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Latest ABS figures reveal mixed bag in retail expenditure.