French retailers warn strikes could spoil Christmas season

The strike, aimed at forcing President Emmanuel Macron to ditch a planned reform of state pensions, led to a drastically reduced service on trains, buses and the metro..The transport disruption is expected to continue over this weekend and into early next week.

“I had one client since this morning,” said Karine Barbe, 47, an employee in an embroidery shop in central Paris. “If the strike continues, clients are not going to come as there are no trains.The strikes, coming on the heels of the ‘yellow vest’ protests that started in November 2018, deal a new blow to retailers, said Francis Palombi, head of the French Federation of small retailers.“2019 was a very difficult year for retailers with revenue lossesคำพูดจาก