Sunday Fairs Suggested In Hungary

  • 12 May 2015 9:00 AM
Sunday Fairs Suggested In Hungary
Having rejected requests from communities around Lake Balaton for exemptions from the ban on Sunday shopping, the government is recommending that local governments organise Sunday fairs instead, Napi Gazdaság reports.

Retail policy ministerial commissioner Kristóf Szatmáry said such Sunday fairs for small scale retailers in tourist areas could strengthen small businesses and create jobs.

Repeating his remarks of last week, Szatmáry said Hungarians are now buying more goods in six days than they did in seven before the ban on Sunday shopping came into force on March 15.

Daily turnover in shops has expanded from Ft 20.9 billion to Ft 22.5 billion, he said, citing data from online cash registers.

In addition, he went on, families are spending more on dining out and on leisure activities.

Szatmáry noted that household consumption is continuing its 20-month rise, despite the end to Sunday shopping.

Source: Hungary Around the Clock

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