Mall traffic drops dramatically on Sunday closures

Retail

Visitor numbers to shopping malls containing cinemas have more than halved due to the recently approved bill restricting retailers from opening on Sundays, Judit Balatoni, secretary general of Hungarian Malls Association, told Hungarian economic daily Napi Gazdaság today.

On March 22, less than 10% of the shops in malls without cinemas and approximately 17-26% of shops in malls with cinemas could open on Sunday, she said, adding that the majority of these were restaurants, followed by service providers.

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