Purchasing power: Saturday June 25, first sales weekend


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France 3 Nord Pas-de-Calais, L. Colinet, L. Navez, R. Maucort – France 3

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Saturday June 25 is the first weekend of the sales. With the decline in purchasing power, will customers be there? Report in Lille.

Saturday June 25 in the morning, in the streets of Lille (North)there is no crowd yet. However, traders expect a lot from the summer sales. In a shoe store, it’s a pivotal period. The first days are timid but rather positive. “We are quite happy. Well, there is no longer the euphoria of the sales as there was before. But since they have advanced them a bit, I think people are having fun while waiting to go on vacation”says Richard Dersarkissianstore manager pao.

In another shop, sales account for 30% of turnover. Some specifics this year: “People pay a little attention to the price and buy a little less. The average basket tends to fall”says Helen Natiermanager of the Blue store Natier. Customers and merchants will have until July 19 to take advantage of the sales this year.

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