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‘We got smashed’ - Waikato Boxing Day sales buck trend

Bigger Boxing Day sales have provided a welcome boost for Hamilton retailers who’ve been facing a tightening in spending as consumers dealt with high inflation and interest rates.

Figures from Worldline NZ on Wednesday showed Waikato Boxing Day 2023 spending on cards rose 2.1% to $8.5 million compared to last year. The national figure was a drop of 0.6% to $98.3 million.


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