In 72 departments, the Sunday opening right was applied for traders in January. One way to compensate for the shortfall caused by the confinements and the curfew. However, Sunday January 10, many stores remained closed for lack of profitability. In Charleville-Mézières (Ardennes), it’s impossible to go shopping. “I have the bad surprise to see that everything is closed”, deplores a passerby.
Less than ten days before the sales, with a curfew at 6 p.m., conditions are unattractive, according to traders. “We do not already have a lot of activity at the moment. You should know that the opening on Sunday is very restrictive for the teams, and it is heavy economically because you have to pay the employees (… ). It’s always a bet “, assures Robin Jeanteur, president of Vitrines. Some stores are open, but customers are long in coming.
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