The traders “would not support new closures” (federations). The French Commerce Council (CDCF) announces that it wants to work closely with the government to “be involved as early as possible in the measures that will be announced soon to stem the tide of contamination”. The association, which brings together around thirty federations of traders, asks “that everything be done to avoid pushing consumers towards online sales platforms.
The traders “would not support new closures”
We must “continue to trade”, even in the event of re-containment or an extended curfew, because traders “would not support further closures”, warns on Monday the association of trade federations Conseil du Commerce de France (CDCF), as the Covid-19 epidemic regains strength in the country.
“If a partial or generalized re-containment is being considered, or a more extensive curfew, it is important to give the possibility to all businesses, including those that had been considered non-essential (during the spring containment, Editor’s note ) to continue to trade, to avoid an economic disaster, ”pleaded in a statement the president of the CDCF, William Koeberlé.
“Do not push consumers” towards e-commerce
“After two winters disrupted by the yellow vests and social movements and the health crisis which lasts, the traders would not support new closures”, pleads the association of thirty federations of traders which asks that everything be done, ” all together “, so as” not to push consumers to visit the platforms of + international pure players + to postpone their end-of-year purchases online “.
The CDCF asks “to be involved as early as possible in the measures that will be announced soon to stem the tide of contamination”, and stands “ready to work with the government to take all the necessary measures to continue to welcome [its] customers in [its] stores in complete safety “, explains William Koeberlé.