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Black Friday sales boosted retail spending in November

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Retail spending increased 7.7 per cent year on year in November as consumers spent $35.9 billion in stores and online, according to data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). On a monthly basis, turnover rose 1.4 per cent boosted by Black Friday sales on clothing, footwear, furniture and electronic goods. Australian Retailers Association (ARA) CEO Paul Zahra, described the results as “phenomenal” considering the disruptions the industry has weathered. “The result is particularly
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