Good start for retail

19:10, Feb 12 2013

Kiwis have kicked the shopping year off to a good start, spending 5.1 per cent or $191 million more last month compared with January 2012, Paymark says.

Paymark processes about three-quarters of electronic retail payments in New Zealand.

From December to January, spending increased a seasonally adjusted 0.6 per cent, the fourth consecutive monthly spending gain.

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