Sunday deliveries to be restricted

Retail

The National Economy Ministry said that not only will Sunday closures of shops be enforced as of March 15, but also the deliveries of online orders in retail outlets, Hungarian online daily Index reported today.

Hungarian online daily Origo suggested that Tesco and G’Roby, both of which provide home delivery services of groceries and were hoping to circumvent the Sunday closures, would not be exempt from the law. “Naturally, customers are eligible to place orders on Sundays via the online interface, but deliveries on Sundays and holidays are restricted” the Economy Ministry said in response to Index’s query.

A legislation limiting Sunday shopping was approved by parliament at the end of last year, despite the backlash the bill caused. Shops are permitted to stay open if they are smaller than 400 sqms or they are operated as a family-business.

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