The Association of Retail and Restaurant Brands (AMRR) said it was “rather optimistic” with Black FridayAnd Expect similar levels for 2019, But with less profitability, at a time when the sector is aware of the scarcity of goods.
“We have the expectations you want in Black Friday, whether at Christmas time, We can reach values close to those achieved in 2019Although profitability is much lower,” AMRR Secretary General Marco Claudino noted in response to Lusa.
However, the association noted that annual bills will be significantly affected, given that The sector has been closed for three months and four months with limitations on capacity and schedules due to the covid-19 pandemic.
Added to this is the increase in energy and transportation expenditures, as well as fixed costs such as rent, which leads to lower profitability.
Still, AMRR is “rather optimistic” with the matter Black Friday, although noting that “less and less profitable sales” will be counted compared to 2019, Although it is “a little better” than it was in 2020.
Marco Claudino also ensured that the sector spares no effort in maintaining the safety of customers and workers, believing that they can continue to trust stores, despite the possibility of purchasing Online. However, this complementary option is “far from compensating for the losses incurred”.
According to the data of the Bank of Portugal (BdP), citing the association, 44% of companies experienced losses in 2020, The percentage is higher in the case of retail and take back.
Asked about the semiconductor crisis And the possibility that some products are missing from the shelves in this Black FridayAnd The AMRR general secretary said retailers are “interested and interested” in these matters. He concluded that “the limitations are real and we are concerned about the possibility of not having all the necessary goods.”
a Black Friday It is usually celebrated the day after the Thanksgiving tradition in the United States, with discounts and opportunities at participating stores. This year, the event takes place on November 26.
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