MediaMarkt webshop turnover triples while stores are closed

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Webshop turnover of MediaMarkt has tripled while its brick-and-mortar stores are closed to contain the spread of the coronavirus, the appliance and entertainment electronics retailer said on Friday, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

Hungary tightened pandemic restrictions two weeks earlier to curb rapidly rising coronavirus infection numbers, closing non-essential businesses between March 8 and 22. Those restrictions will be extended for another week in light of the latest pandemic data, the prime minister said earlier on Friday.

MediaMarkt said its best-selling products during the first week its stores were shuttered included notebooks and peripherals, such as earphones, printers, and web cameras. Sales of big-ticket household appliances were also around three times bigger than sales in the previous weeks, it added.

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