Traders and store managers, who will suffer from the general curfew at 6 p.m. from Saturday, expressly asked the government to simplify and shorten the current procedure to open on Sunday, said Friday the representative of one of their federations. .
“We asked the government to completely liberalize the opening of stores on Sundays for those who wish,” said Jacques Creyssel, director general of the Federation of Commerce and Distribution (FCD), at the microphone of BFM Business .
“The government tells us to respect the procedures. Currently, it takes five weeks of consultations to open on Sunday. It is not possible. During this exceptional period, when it is necessary to open and it is not everywhere, we have to be able to do it in a very simple way and this is not the case today, “he regretted.
The leader also argued that the opening on Sunday would allow “from a health and economic point of view to offset” the new restrictive measures announced by the government on Thursday.
The FCD represents around 30,000 points of sale which employ 750,000 people.
“Food shopping after 5:00 p.m. represents about 30% of turnover. There will be postponement. In some cases early in the morning, between noon and two. There will be delivery. But businesses will suffer: larger, shopping centers, hypermarkets, but also small clothing stores for example “, he added, nevertheless relieved to have escaped” a total reconfinement or during the weekend “.