March retail surges 8.2% amid stockpiling

By Alex Druce
Updated April 22 2020 - 3:53am, first published 3:30am
Retail turnover, current prices, seasonally adjusted, percentage change. Picture: ABS

A rush to stockpile groceries and office supplies ahead of looming COVID-19 lockdown measures pushed retail turnover up by a monthly record of 8.2 per cent in March.

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