Retailers count on a $7.1bn enhance over the Easter lengthy weekend as many Australians get away for the primary time in two years.
Analysis by the Australian Retailers Affiliation and pollster Roy Morgan estimate $1.5bn might be spent on meals alone, together with seafood, hot-cross buns and Easter eggs.
About one in 10 of the 2184 Australians surveyed stated they’d be spending extra on meals this yr, whereas two-thirds stated they’d be spending the identical.
Easter Saturday is without doubt one of the prime 10 buying and selling days of the yr.
“For a lot of, that is the primary true vacation because the pandemic started,” affiliation CEO Paul Zahra stated, noting the lengthy queues at home airports.
“Even Christmas final yr was disrupted by the surge in Omicron circumstances and testing necessities to cross borders, which compelled many individuals to cancel their plans on the final minute.”
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