The 'specialty retailing' sector includes outlets that offer a combination of products and services. Examples include hairdressing, beauty products and services; laundry and dry-cleaning; photographic goods and services; pets, pet supplies, accessories and grooming; car parts, tyres and fitting; and repair and maintenance supplies. Nearly 10,500 people are employed in this sector in South Australia.
Other specialities include health products; hobby supplies; antique and used goods; toys and games; baby equipment and products; and party supplies. Any retailing business that does not fit under any of the other categories will generally be a specialist retailer. More than 163,600 Australians are employed in this sector.
Australians spend more than $2.3 billion a year on antiques and used goods, $1.4 billion a year on toys and games and $705 million on photographic equipment.
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