Max Fleet

Gladstone spends $15 million on cigarettes and booze

IT MAY shock you to know the total retail spend in the Kirkwood trade area in 2015 was $222.2 million.

In a report commissioned by Coles to find out whether it would be worth it to set up a massive shopping complex at Kirkwood, the report broke down exactly what people were spending their hard earned money on.

Food/groceries - $63.5 million

Food out - $30.4 million

Alcohol (off licence) - $9 million

Tobacco - $6 million

Clothing and accessories - $22.6 million

Household furnishings and equipment - $25.9 million

Household non-durables - $7.1 million

Medical/pharmacy - $6 million

Vehicle accessories - $3.8 million

Recreation - $28.6 million

Personal care - $11.6 million

Miscellaneous goods and services - $7.7 million



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