Grocery shoppers 'spend little and often'

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A growing number of Aussies are abandoning their big weekly shop in favour of topping up grocery supplies when they need to, it has been revealed.

Research by the Australasian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) revealed that instead of bulk shopping, customers are now buying smaller amounts of goods several times a week, the Daily Telegraph reported.

In addition, the AACS noted that people are feeling more confident about their shopping power, with convenience stores and petrol stations experiencing 8 per cent sales growth in the past 12 months.

The news may serve as further encouragement to Australians who decide to compare credit cards. Last week, the Australian Associated Press reported that Aussies spent a record $22 billion on credit and charge cards in December last year while card repayments also rose during the month.

Among other findings, the AACS said that Aussie shoppers are becoming less impulsive, noting that 80 per cent know what they want when they visit the convenience store.

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