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Nationally sales last week were down:
-2.19% on same week 2020
-6.69% on same week 2019
The major factor was both NSW and QLD were down on both these comparative years.
VIC had a very strong 2019 so sales were down comparatively but up on last year by over 6%
We have made assumptions that traffic has been affected and will continue to be affected by:
- Customer not making shopping trips to avoid COVID-19 infection risk prior to festive functions and holidays
- The amount of time required to wait for COVID-19 tests 3 – 8 hours is taking away from their shopping time
The following graphs will show the percentage (%) change vs baseline date of 1st November (2019) for each measure.
To allow for data matching and alignment to the correct day of the week, some data during Christmas has been excluded.