Win­ter sales start Mon­day

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of 2014 are sched­uled to start two days ear­lier than in pre­vi­ous years, as a new law pro­vides for the postChrist­mas sales pe­riod to start on the sec­ond Mon­day of Jan­uary – i.e. next Mon­day, Jan­uary 13. The sales will last un­til Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 28. Fur­ther­more, all stores, re­gard­less of size, will have the op­tion of open­ing on the first Sun­day of the sales pe­riod (Jan­uary 19). Trades­men are re­quired to dis­play the price of com­modi­ties both be­fore and af­ter the dis­count of­fer, but are not obliged by law to show the per­cent­age of the dis­count. Any stores found to be vi­o­lat­ing the rules re­gard­ing sales will have to pay a fine amount­ing to 0.5 per­cent of their an­nual turnover, with a min­i­mum fine of 5,000 eu­ros.

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