With the arrival of the festivities at the end of the year, businesses in the Center of Recife will be open every day, from Sunday to Sunday, including on public holidays, from Wednesday (15th), a holiday related to the Day of the Proclamation of the Republic . The campaign by the Chamber of Store Managers (CDL) continues until December 24th, the day before Christmas.
According to CDL, the intention is to encourage economic movement in the sector.
At least two holidays are part of the calendar: the Proclamation of the Republic, on Wednesday (15), and the municipal holiday on December 8, when Our Lady of Conception Day is celebrated. On these two days, businesses in the Center of Recife open their doors.
“The expectation is good, to grow around 10% compared to last year. We had a difficult year, with uncertainty in the economy, but this is the first year that we consider post-Covid, so the intention is to strengthen trade with this campaign”, CDL president Fred Leal told g1, who is also betting on Black Friday promotions to boost commerce.
CDL’s action includes prize draws with consumers and even store owners who are not members of the Chamber of Store Managers can join the campaign. CDL explains that opening hours on Sundays and holidays are at the discretion of each retailer.
Fred Leal said that the sector has been paying attention to the changes foreseen by the tax reform – which is being processed in the National Congress, and the proposed change in the way credit card purchases are paid in installments.
“I believe that it will be the possible reform, within what can be done in the face of many different interests. Regarding the issue of purchases in installments, this is not what causes default. What causes default is the crippling interest rates that banks charge, which they reach 400% per year. The installment payment is related to the deadline that the industry gives me. I don’t believe that this proposal will pass, but if it happens, it will greatly harm commerce”, he said.