Indie retail booms as recession bites

Independents look to category expansion and new stores and plan to fill the void left by Woolworths.

The country's leading indies plan to expand their ranges and open new stores in a bid to defy the recession and capitalise on the demise of Woolworths.

Grainger Games continues its rapid expansion this month as it prepares to open its 22nd store, while secondhand specialist Game Player is about to open its fourth shop, with the prospect of four more to come.

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