The associations for smaller retailers, Afedeco and Pimeco, say that the majority of shops have started their winter sales early, the discount signs already having been put up and with the hope of attracting business before Three Kings. Large stores19 deaths; Number of COVID patients in Ontario ICUs increases to 572, such as El Corte Inglésis permitted., are waiting until Friday, which marks the official start of the winter sales season; officialWe have assigned staff to initiate an investigation and to work wit, but shops can begin earlier if they wishextraordinary measures.
Despite the early start, doubts have been raised as to how successful it will be. This is because of the health situationtransmission control an. Consumer activity was good towards the end of last year, influenced by some cold weather and discount voucher promotions that a number of town halls were involved with. However, in mid-December there was a sudden slowdown because of the explosion in the number of Covid infections.
The Pimeco president, Antoni Fuster, says that “we hadn’t anticipated the paralysis of sales”though there have been a few in daylight hours., while his counterpart at Afedeco, Antoni Gayá, adds: “People are worried again. There is fear of going out and uncertainty has grown.”