In Sofide thinking about banning-hour hypermarkets


RIA Novosti

In the Federation Council consider the possibility of limiting the time of operation of hypermarkets on weekdays and weekends. This was stated by first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on agrarian and food policy Sergei Lisovsky, reports RNS. The Federation Council together with the working group of the Deputy Irina Spring counts, according to him, to submit to the state Duma amendments to the law on trade.

“Limitations of supermarkets, no 24 hours, limit work on the weekends. We believe that the only way we can rid the market of your (Federal retail chains – RNS) monopolistic dominance in the major cities,” said Lisowski.

He recalled that in Europe everything is “going exactly”. “I just a week ago, German farmers were reported to our trade network, they looked at me and asked, how did you survive? To a grocery hypermarket worked 24 hours a day — it’s the end of any other form of trade,” — said the representative of the Federation Council.

According to Lisowski, the amendments to the trade act may apply to limit fines retailers for suppliers.

In March 2016 the Ministry of industry and trade proposed to deprive of the rights for the sale of alcohol and cigarettes and employment opportunities in the weekend, those retailers who will not join in to create the market Council.