Appliances see big boost in spending in week ending 14 January: +10.7% is way ahead of overall growth.
Updated: Alexa is coming - Noel Leeming and JB Hi-Fi will carry the range of Echo products from early Feb.
Just announced: Energizer Holdings buys Spectrum Brands' global batteries business for US$2b.
"Tactical" share buy-back facility limited to 5% of shares, designed to stop "short-term share price distortions".
December's actual core retail spending was $5.78 billion, +3.7% on December 2016.
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