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Shop ’til you drop until 9pm

STAFF REPORTER

From tonight, all shoppers across metropolitan Perth will finally be able to shop at the grocery store of their choice until 9pm.

Perth’s new retail trading hours regime will give general retail shops – including major grocery stores Woolworths and Coles – the option to trade to 9pm weeknights.

Premier Colin Barnett said the extension of weeknight trading will apply across the whole metropolitan area.

“Business will now have greater freedom to respond to particular needs of their customers and won’t be locked into outdated shopping hours,” Mr Barnett said.

“It is entirely their option to open during the extended hours.”

National grocery giants Woolworths and WA-owned Coles have said all their metropolitan shops will open until 9pm week nights from tonight.

From November 7, new special trading areas in Armadale and Midland will allow Woolworths and Coles to trade there on Sundays.

This will bring retail shopping regulations in Armadale and Midland into line with that already existing in central Perth, Fremantle and Joondalup.

Mandurah city administrators have drafted a plan to trump all these areas by letting retailers in the centre of town stay open from 8am to 9pm 362-days-a-year.

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