All re­stric­tions on re­tail of­fers to be lifted as of to­day

Kathimerini English - - Focus - DIM­I­TRA MANIFAVA

Re­tail stores will be able to have spe­cial of­fers on mer­chan­dise on any day of the year, even through­out the year and on the day be­fore the start of sales sea­sons, with­out hav­ing to an­nounce them to the De­vel­op­ment Min­istry and the lo­cal trades­men’s as­so­ci­a­tion, ac­cord­ing to a min­is­te­rial decision that comes into ef­fect to­day.

The decision met the op­po­si­tion not only of traders and con­sumer groups, but also of coali­tion part­ner PA­SOK, whose spokesman dubbed it a “cheap trick.”

Yes­ter­day’s decision by Deputy De­vel­op­ment Min­is­ter Gerasi­mos Gi­ak­oumatos also sets spe­cific cri­te­ria for the de­ter­mi­na­tion of a store as a stock out­let. It will have to sell stock from pre­vi­ous sea­sons or lines, and will be al­lowed to sell used or faulty goods pro­vided this is clearly in­di­cated. The fact that items are stock from pre­vi­ous sea­sons will have to be clearly marked, too, with a note next to the prod­uct’s price.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Greece

© PressReader. All rights reserved.