After six weeks of administrative closure (more than three months for some), businesses want to be able to afford to rebuild.
From May 19, the date scheduled for their reopening, they ask to be able to welcome customers every Sunday until the end of the sales, for the moment scheduled from June 23 to July 20.
Should we expect a rapid economic recovery after deconfinement?
This would allow us to boost momentum after several weeks of closure,"
explains Emmanuel Le Roch, general delegate of Procos, which brings together 300 brands.
Customer flows could also be better distributed
”, which would make it possible to minimize queues at the entrance to stores.
Only points of sale that wish would of course open on the last day of the week.
Make up for lost revenue
The businesses ask to benefit from the same exemption as in December: after the second confinement, the Minister of Labor, Élisabeth Borne, had sent the prefects an instruction asking them to authorize all businesses to open on Sundays.
Normally, only those located in international tourist areas, or belonging to certain sectors such as DIY or gardening, have the right to open on that day.
Traders are busy for the reopening
Four months later, the subject is again on the table of the Minister, who is currently consulting the social partners.
It should make its arbitration "
Some businesses, located in large shopping centers, have been closed since January 31. All have been since the beginning of April, so that stocks have accumulated in the points of sale. Opening one more day in the week will not be too much to make up for lost turnover.