Far from the desired effect, the balance sheet balances were 2020, offset by three weeks because of the pandemic of Covid-19, " is rather nuanced ". The balances as of the summer of 2020 ? "What we expected, that is to say, not a very" grand cru ", sums up for the Agence France-Presse Christian Baulme, the president of the Round of the quarters, which includes some 1, 300 shops of Bordeaux. One nuance, however : "it's been a long time that there are more grand cru in the balances ".
Drowned between private sales, reviews on the "fast fashion" and overall trend to lower consumption, the balances are less and less recipe. But in this year of pandemic Covid-19 and after several months of activity in berne, traders saw it as a opportunity to bounce back. Result ? "The balance sheet is rather nuanced," said the minister delegate for SMES Alain Griset, on RTL.
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" The cat ! "
According to him, in Paris particularly " the things for the time being measured as such are not very favourable ". But " there are among the self-employed generally an activity that is well maintained ", he assured, without providing any quantitative details. A commercial brand of ready-to-wear premium the parisian district of les Halles presents a report "encouraging," balances in his name, his clients who have ignored the health measures "binding" to offer a few articles that some of them " can't buy off-balances ".
But not far away, another trader raised his eyes to heaven, sighing into his mask : "The cata ! Watch as Paris is deserted, everyone is gone on vacation... " Usually, he can count on foreign tourists, few in number this summer. And the balances begin normally in June, as the government has decided after the containment of shifting the date of the edition 2020 to allow traders to replenish their treasury with full prices.
"The"impact balances" (a market and then is out of breath "
The action has not really benefited the merchants of paris. According to the chamber of commerce and industry (CCI) of the capital, three-quarters of the 400 traders parisiens that she has surveyed on the subject at the end of July were considered a disappointment. This is not the view of Christian Baulme, the Round of the neighbourhoods : "the balances back to their original definition, which is to sell the stocks, and they have allowed us to do so. Therefore, the"effect balances" a market, then he is out of breath ".
Conclusion shared by the boss of the Confederation of traders of France (CDF) Francis Palombi. In his eyes, given the new context, " the balances, regardless of the date, could not be exceptional in terms of sales. And the independent traders " could not, after two months of closure, go on a discount - 50 % ", a-t-he estimated Monday on Europe 1. He considers that the result of the balances were, on average, rather less good than last year, but not necessarily consistently ". That is to say, not in all regions, and not on all types of articles.
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The outbreak, a "sword of Damocles"
Emmanuel Le Roch, executive director of the Federation of trade specialized Procos, estimated, for example, that large cities, where to stay often the international tourists, are expected to be less well-drawn than some regions, particularly in the great west, where are massaged many French tourists this summer. Some sectors are faring in addition to a little bit better, including "the equipment of the house and the sport," notes Emmanuel Le Roch. In addition, shopping online dynamic fare better but Procos nuance : "the dynamics of Internet sales covers only a small share of the losses of activity in the stores,".
eyes are now turned to the reentry and the government's recovery plan. With necessarily a lot of uncertainties : "How are we going to be confident enough to consume more than last year during the same period ?" asks Emmanuel Le Roch. This, with " the sword of Damocles that is the subject virus "...