The commerce sector is going to suffer a severe blow to its income in 2020. The coronavirus crisis has forced it to have its establishments closed for approximately three months and it already takes stock of when it will mean for its volume of business. According to the National Association of Large Distribution Companies (Anged) the blow will be at least 30,000 million euros.
In general terms, the trade has been closed 91 days, as indicated by the president of Anged, Alfonso Merry del Val, during his speech at the table on Trade, within the summit organized by the CEOE employers. A meeting attended by the main associations in the sector, as well as companies like Puig and Google, but not El Corte Inglés, which was scheduled in the initial program but which, according to company sources, declined its intervention last week.
Anged that includes, among other companies, El Corte Inglés itself, as well as Carrefour, Ikea and Auchan; urges that there be an "agreement between employers and unions", where the "Government must assume its only role, facilitate broad and generous social agreements" and ensures that the actors of the trade are going to have to make "colossal sacrifices to avoid unemployment figures that cause chills. " "This is not the time for counter-reforms, but rather to encourage employment, investment and compensate for the collapse of activity", summarized Merry del Val, who also indicated that "our institutions (except the Monarchy) and the political class are tremendously questioned. "