Immediately before the partial opening of the trade, Peter Buchmüller Ö1 morning journal stresses that he does not expect a “run” on business. “I think the gradual ramp-up of the trade will only gradually bring the sales, because the consumers are not yet ready to storm the dealers,” said the WKÖ chairman on the radio.
It remains to be seen whether he is right. An increased need for shopping in front of Austrian shops is currently being observed, at least occasionally.
“You will slowly look at what is happening here.” And that “is also a good thing and is planned by the federal government so that there is a slow gradual ramp-up of trade as planned”. However, it will be very different from industry to industry. “Of course garden centers will be stormed now, but not today,” emphasized the top representative for the trade branch in the WKÖ, also with regard to the “bad weather” today.
It will be seen later in the day whether he is right in his assessment.