Friday, October 30, 2020, the Ministry of the Economy and Finance announced that hypermarkets should close their book shelves. “We would have preferred that they allow bookstores to open and also game stores” , regrets Rémy Orhon, mayor of Ancenis-Saint-Géréon.
Distortion between supermarkets and small businesses
Thursday evening, the announcement of the closure of so-called “non-essential” convenience stores was already being debated locally. The next day, the elected representative met the two associations of traders from Espace 23 and Com’Ancenis. Yesterday, in a letter, he questioned the prefect on the situation of local shops in this period when they achieve a large part of their turnover, “Up to 50%”.
Indeed, the elected official denounces “A flagrant lack of equity between the different types of businesses particularly detrimental to very small businesses” ?. In the meantime, the town hall wants to encourage the inhabitants “To be consumed locally. Online shopping is not just on international platforms. We also have local traders who can sell online. We must support them ”.