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Canada Lockdown hits retail hard at the beginning of the year

19:17  02 march  2021
19:17  02 march  2021 Source:   ksta.de

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The corona lockdown put a further strain on the businesses of many retailers in Germany at the beginning of 2021.

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Adjusted for price increases (in real terms), companies realized 4.5 percent and nominally 3.9 percent less in January than in December 2020, as the Federal Statistical Office announced on Tuesday in Wiesbaden.

To combat the pandemic, public life had been restricted. Aside from everyday stores, retail stores have been closed since December 16, 2020. Compared to the same month last year, sales fell by 8.7 percent in real terms and by 7.4 percent in nominal terms.

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The textile trade was hit particularly hard again, with real sales falling by 76.6 percent compared to January 2020. The online and mail order business, on the other hand, benefited significantly from the store closings and achieved 31.7 percent more sales than a year earlier. The retail trade with food, beverages and tobacco products also did better business (plus 4.3 percent). Furniture dealers and home improvement stores, on the other hand, recorded a significant decline in sales (43.2 percent) compared to the same month of the previous year.

“Never before have there been such divergent developments in

retail,” said the managing director of the German Retail Association (HDE), Stefan Genth, on Tuesday. "The lockdown is driving sales in online retail upwards and, above all, plunging stationary fashion retail into a deep valley of tears." Again he called for an opening strategy from the federal government. "The

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industry has proven with its functioning hygiene concepts that

open shop doors and fighting pandemics are not a contradiction in terms."

got support from the real estate industry. The President of the Central Real Estate Committee (ZIA), Andreas Mattner, also called for retail to be opened as soon as possible. He also suggested that retailers should reserve one hour of opening hours for people over 60 from Monday to Friday mornings, waive large discount campaigns and reopening advertising until Easter and promote “operational” testing options. "Today's much more extensive test options and the progress of the vaccination campaign create space for openings without us losing control of the infection process," said Mattner.

The associations repeatedly emphasize that trade is not a driver of the infection process. In fact, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) rates the risk of infection in retail and its contribution to the infection process as "low" - this is what it says in a strategy paper published by the RKI in mid-February 2021. For this reason, however, the paper does not recommend a general opening of the retail sector beyond shops for everyday needs.

shops should only open when the so-called seven-day incidence in a district is at least below 50 and at least 60 percent of the contact persons in cases of infection can be traced. And even then, the RKI recommends opening shops only with protection concepts and access restrictions.

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