The traders are “very disappointed” according to Comeos. Saturday morning there was very little people, in the afternoon a little more shoppers came to the shops.
According to Comeos, it is difficult to compare with last year because strict corona measures now apply. Nevertheless, there is a 50 percent decrease in turnover compared to the first sales day in the summer of 2019.
“We can go to the restaurant with our bubble, but not to the store,” says Déborah Motteux of Comeos. The trade federation would like to see the measures relaxed. “Why can’t we go shopping with our bubble?”