Supermarket Retail Sales Growth
2009 has been an interesting year for retail with different retailers experiencing the market in different ways. As you can see by the following charts supermarkets and grocery stores are up approximately 10% on last years figures. Queensland supermarkets and grocery stores are performing even better (driven largely by population increase through immigration) with an approximate 14% increase over the previous year.
USA Retail Vs Australian Retail
Looking at the charts below it is easy to see that Australian Retail is in a very different position to the American market. Whilst the USA is into negative growth Australia is still holding at above 5% with Queensland marginally better than average.