According to the neutral union of independents, the winter sales failed

Despite discounts of around 50% in many stores, sales didn’t really pick up.


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LHe retail industry is grumbling: With a big week before the end of the winter sales period, the balance sheet is not very encouraging, according to a survey by the Neutral Union of Independents (SNI).


Eight out of ten traders fear sales this month will be lower than last year. And four out of ten merchants admit to having sold only 20 to 40% of their collection after nearly three weeks of sales.





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Despite discounts of around 50% in many stores, sales didn’t really pick up.

So many traders always face a large stock, although they need to buy and sell enough space for the summer collection.

“Sales are important for many, but not as big a rush as one might expect due to the current crisis situation. Many are looking twice before spending, before selling. Add bad weather that forces them to stay at home or go to shopping centers, but not to city centers,” SNI analyzed.





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To clear these huge stocks, Union expects merchants to offer more significant discounts in the final days of the sale.


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