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More to retail decline than bag ban, NRA says

Heads of Australian retail associations have dismissed reports that the ban on single use plastic bags has weakened the economy. The Australian reported findings this week from the Treasury’s Business Liaison Program, in which businesses claimed the bag ban has led shoppers to reduce grocery consumption to an amount they can easily carry. But chief executive of the National Retail Association, Dominique Lamb, said that this claim differs from what the association is hearing on the ground. “