Economic hangover: customer spending down and business costs up

Jamieson Murphy
Updated March 19 2024 - 4:43pm, first published 4:30pm
General Organic owner Lina Bryukhova says the high cost of businesses was preventing her from expanding. Picture by Simone De Peak
General Organic owner Lina Bryukhova says the high cost of businesses was preventing her from expanding. Picture by Simone De Peak

A significant drop in customer spending and high business costs have forced Hunter businesses to tighten their belts by dramatically reducing non-essential expenses.

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Jamieson Murphy

Jamieson Murphy

News director

Newcastle Herald news director and business reporter. Interested in any and all yarns. Whisper g'day mate to me at jamieson.murphy@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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