The results are in – consumers overwhelmingly want more choice when it comes to shop trading hours

The world-leading Institute for Choice has found three quarters of South Australian consumers want to see changes to shop trading hours – including staying open later on weekends, opening earlier on Sunday mornings, and allowing suburban centres to open on public holidays.

The South Australian-first study on consumer preferences for shop trading hours, commissioned by Business SA, supports our calls for greater deregulation to allow shop owners the choice to open and close when it suits their needs and their customers. The UniSA-based institute found an overwhelming 75 per cent of the South Australian consumers surveyed wanted to see changes to shop trading hours. In regional areas where there are no regulations, residents do not want to see any changes.

To read Business SA’s shop trading hours focus paper, click here
To read the Institute for Choice’s report, Consumer Insights on Shop Trading Hours, click here

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