Although it is still in the process of revitalizing, many neighborhood stores in the country, including Barranquilla and the Atlantic Ocean, They see their medium-term sustainability at risk due to the economic crisis they are facing.
National Federation of Traders (Finalco) indicated that at least 11,000 neighborhood stores across the country, out of the 450,000 operating in the country, are at risk of closure.
Fenalco’s president, Jaime Alberto Cabal, confirmed that the union’s survey showed the country’s stores were facing “great difficulties” in their sustainability after the impact of the pandemic and the latest. closing Because of the national strike, to which a tax component is added along with the national and municipal taxes.
The entry of new formats such as discount stores has also arrived in stores.