Monthly retail spending report. Retail trade up by .8% in September. 2.9% rise in retail spending over the past 12 months. Business and Consumer confidence has picked up after the election. Clothing up by 3.6%. Electrical and footwear rose. Newspapers and Books down by 4.1%. David Jones up about 4.1%. JB HI-FI and Harvey Norman up. JB Hi-Fi up about 105% since January! Harvey Norman up 70% and David Jones about 23% for the year.
4th Nov 2013, Investor Snapshot: Retail sales improve