to Tomáš Míček, manager of the retail sector of the CBRE consultancy company,
shopping centres were packed during the first two weeks of December, although
with still a bit less people than last year. The last weekend before Christmas
had about 30 to 40 % less traffic compared to previous years, the traffic of
the last Sunday before Christmas was lower by 50 %.
didn’t hesitate to carry on shopping on the Internet. According to the
statement of card transactions of Czech Savings Bank, online groceries shopping
rose by 60 % since last year, in March even by almost 200 %.
Due to the
pandemic outbreak entertainment, leisure activities, services, fashion, restaurants,
and accessories report losses of up to 60 %. The least affected areas are household
goods and electronics.