Retailers will have to wait a little longer before being set on the date for the reopening of “non-essential” stores and departments.
Emmanuel Macron will make his decision after studying the health data published on Monday, and will announce it himself on television Tuesday evening.
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The federations of traders, supported by Bruno Le Maire, hope for a reopening on Saturday, November 28, which would allow them to win a precious weekend before Christmas.
They made sure to meet all the conditions that depend on them to convince the President of the Republic to authorize them to open as soon as possible.
On Friday, businesses have thus definitively acted on the postponement of Black Friday, this promotional highlight which now represents 6 billion euros in sales.
The government wants to prevent the reopening of shops from coinciding with an excessive influx of customers into the shops.
Black Friday will therefore not take place on November 27, but a week
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