The biggest concern of the merchants is that the authorities have decided to keep the pantheons closed this May 10.
Mazatlán, Sinaloa.- Flower sellers are in uncertainty due to a lack of business. On Children’s Day, celebrated last Thursday, they expected sales to increase, but they did not meet their expectations.
Now, their biggest concern is that the authorities have decided to keep the pantheons closed this May 10, date on which profits double.
Semi-fixed vendors in Pantheon No. 4, located on Luis Donaldo Colosio Avenue, reported that sales have plummeted by as much as 70 percent.
Merchants explained that of the 20 ornamental pieces that used to sell daily, they now sell only two or three small bouquets a day, due to the health alert.
The workers are in distress because they no longer have to restock and due to the lack of sales, they have had to throw away flowers, which is the same as throwing away cash.
During the days before May 10, merchants will only sell artificial flowers for families who want to make altars in their homes, thus avoiding losses in natural flowers.
The Mazatlan Post