Brazil’s Small Retailers Disprove High Christmas Mall Sales: “Fake News”

The association representing the larger stores said sales skyrocketed; small and medium-sized retailers say the facts were distorted.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The announcement of sharp growth in sales in shopping malls during Christmas displeased some retailers, who claim not to feel represented by these figures, revealing a feud in the sector.

The Brazilian Association of Satellite Retailers (ABLOS) forwarded a press release stating that it "contests and repudiates" the data published this week by the Brazilian Association of Shopping Mall Retailers (ALSHOP), which pointed to a 9.5 percent increase in sales over Christmas in 2019 compared to the same date in 2018.

"ALSHOP's survey is false, it's fake news. It's generating discomfort and . . .

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