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Indigenous outback stores' fruit sales up

AAP logoAAP 20/10/2016

Fruit and vegetable sales have gone up slightly in outback stores in indigenous remote communities.

But compared to the sales in mainstream retail outlets there is a lot of catch-up to do to improve nutrition in indigenous communities, Outback Stores chair Stephen Bradley told a Senate estimates hearing in Canberra on Friday.

Sugar consumption is still a concern and there is a diabetes crisis across many indigenous communities.

There were 1.13 million litres of soft drink sales across the network of 36 stores across Australia last year.

Mr Bradley said there was a small increase in sugary drink sales on the previous year but overall there was a reduction in market share.

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