climbing hills hope for another boom to Corona-delle
after two lockdowns and broken revenues hope the operators of climbing and boulder halls on a new boom. © Felix Kästle / DPA An athlete climbs the wall in a climbing hall. Demand is already great again, said a spokeswoman of the climbing hall association Klever in Lower Saxony Uetze. Often the halls should not open with full capacity. The two-time closure had survived the operators mainly thanks to state help, said the spokeswoman.
Wiesbaden. The retailers on the Internet recorded sales growth from May to September compared to the same period of the previous year, in the stationary trade stagnated revenues. The shops have barely benefited from the reopening after the monthly Lockdown. © Rolf Vennenbernd The online trading is much better in the crisis than the stationary retailers.
Even after the reopening of many businesses in the spring, online trading is growing significantly stronger than the stationary retail. From May to September of this year, retailers on the Internet increased 8.8 percent in sales compared to the same period of the previous year, as the Federal Statistical Office reported on Wednesday. In the same span, the revenues stagnated at trade in sales rooms with a slight minus of 0.2 percent. The shops have hardly benefited from the reopening after the monthly Lockdown.
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Compared to the pre-cry year, the stationary dealer 2021 achieved a sales increase of 2.9 percent, but thus remained significantly behind the online trade, which was able to record an increase of 36 percent. Thus, a trend continued, which has been clearly readable since 2015. The Corona crisis has accelerated the development in the years 2020 and 2021. "Internet and mail order trading is a permanent winner of the Corona crisis," concludes the statistics office. The strongest rise to the previous month, the Onliner regularly generates regularly in November, when the discount camps on the "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday" heat up the pre-Christmas business.
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