AUSTRALIA: Sunday trading fails to benefit small businesses
An initial foray into Sunday trading in Queensland, Australia, seems to have worked largely to the benefit of grocers. Nearly A$5m (US$2.6m) flowed into the cash tills on Sunday, and the Retailers Association of Queensland estimated that a quarter of a million consumers hit the shops. However, Queensland Retail Traders and Shopkeepers Association deputy director Randall Swain questioned the figures, accusing the RAQ of a "pure fabrication," reported the Courier-Mail.
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