Will Black Friday scheduled for Friday November 27 be postponed? This is what the Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire demanded on Wednesday November 18 at the National Assembly. Pressure on the big brands, especially online sales like Amazon and C Discount, but not an obligation. Legally, the government cannot force businesses to postpone Black Friday. This weekend of promotions allows them, according to Bercy, to generate six billion euros in France each year.
Will the major retailers accept? Contacted by France Télévisions, several online sales groups say they are considering moving Black Friday to December. For small businesses, the requested postponement is not sufficient. “I wish he had called for the cancellation of Black Friday“, explains Francis Palombi, president of the Confederation of merchants of France. The goal for traders is still to reopen stores on December 1st.
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