6 billion euros is the turnover of Black Friday in 2019, in France: the stakes are high for traders. However, Bruno Le Maire, the Minister of the Economy, asked Thursday, November 19 in the morning to postpone the promotion operation by one week to December 4. In Carcassonne (Aude), traders and independents went out into the street; for them, it is not the question, but that of their survival, which is at stake.
“Black Friday or not Black Friday, anyway, we are still dead, alert Nathalie Merci, member of the Les pendus independents collective. The minister can say whatever he wants; for Black Friday, he is not the one who decides“Indeed, unlike the sales, the government does not have the means to impose a date. However, the representatives of the traders will be received on Friday, November 20 by the Minister of Labor in order to establish a health protocol that would allow the opening of shops in good conditions.
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