Most Russians visit the hypermarkets only on weekends, said the TPP

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Photoparade in fotoreceptori at the cash register of the hypermarket. Archival photoMost Russians visit the hypermarkets only on weekends, said the TPP© RIA Novosti / Alexander Photoparade the image Bank

To discuss the usage limits are larger stores need taking into account Russian realities; the majority of Russians visit hypermarkets on weekends only, said the President of the chamber of Commerce and industry (CCI) of the Russian Federation Sergey Katyrin.

«The authors of the bill banning trading round the clock in major retail chains, refer to the German experience, where the shop, working around the clock is nonsense, and I think that the supermarkets, who claim to monopoly position in the market, destroys all other forms of Commerce,» Katyrin said in an interview with RIA Novosti on the eve of the St. Petersburg international economic forum which will be held in early June.

According to him, in this question it is necessary to take into account the specifics of our country. «In Russia, trade at least two times behind Germany in the number of stores. In addition, 80% of Russians who visit hypermarkets once or twice a week, the lion’s share of consumers visit malls only on weekends», — he stressed.

In late March, first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on agrarian and food policy Sergei Lisovsky proposed to amend the law on trade, which will limit the clock work major retail chains. According to him, this initiative is directed to small forms of trade could compete with the major networks.

This initiative, however, has not found support. In the state Duma this idea called controversial, and in the Public chamber of the Russian Federation questioned, she will solve the problems of small and medium business. In turn, the Ministry of industry and trade of the Russian Federation considers that the time limit for the operation of large retail chains can cause damage to the economy, to inflation and to deprive citizens of the opportunity to buy goods at a convenient time.