Economy & Politics

Luxembourg sales maintained on June 26

Once questioned, the date of the sales will ultimately remain unchanged. Good deals will therefore be spread out until July 25 in the Grand Duchy.

Patrick JACQUEMOT

Once questioned, the date of the sales will ultimately remain unchanged. Good deals will therefore be spread out until July 25 in the Grand Duchy.

Advance, maintain, retreat. Three options were on the table after this covid-19 crisis, which was particularly delicate for businesses. The Luxembourg Trade Confederation was open to the government, but the CLC finally decided not to shake the calendar. The 2020 summer sales will run smoothly over a month, from Friday June 26 to Saturday July 25.

For Claude Bizjak, deputy director of the CLC, this maintenance proved to be essential because it was noted that shopping habits resumed timidly. “The stores could have made the smallest imaginable prices, if there were nobody in the streets, it would have been a sword in the water”. In addition, many traders are currently trying to find a little cash, “starting by selling off would only have brought them coins while we can still hope a little more for a few weeks”.

The fact remains that the sector is struggling, and for several months yet, the Luxembourg Trade Confederation is already pushing the Ministry of the Economy and that of the Middle Classes to react.


Report opening hours of stores, photo: Caroline Martin

For the next three months, the government undertakes to pay an exceptional envelope to help the stores reopen. Provided that they agree not to dismiss more than a quarter of their staff.


In addition to the aid promised in the restart plan, the CLC would be happy to set up a communication campaign promoting the shops and the reception in Luxembourg. “This summer, no doubt that many inhabitants of the country and the Greater Region will hardly want to go away. It is therefore the perfect time to remind them that at their doorstep they have a large choice of stores and services willing to welcome and serve them, ”concludes Claude Bizjak.


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