Sales have failed to rebound more than 50 percent; each week they wait for the last days in the hope of increasing their sale.
Mazatlán, Sinaloa.- As if it were a true “lifeguard”, this is how beach merchants see it at weekends since it is on these days that they manage to slightly increase the percentage of their sales.
The General Secretary of the Beach Merchants Union in the Federal Zone, Jorge Luis Ríos Rubio, announced that sales have dropped by up to 50 percent due to the pandemic, for which they look forward to the long-awaited weekend with the hope of increasing them with the visit of tourists.
“They are at 40 or 50 percent; on weekends it is when a little more is sold, it is when we recover 30 to 50 percent ”, he said.
He explained that the little profit they manage to collect from their sales only allows them to cover their daily expenses and the payment of SEMARNAT permits.
“Sales are low, but we are able to cover the expenses that the seller needs for food at home and the permit payments. Weekends are when it sells a little more, but already Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday it goes down again ”, he added.
Ríos Rubio commented that because of the situation, a tourist spends less than usual, limiting himself to buying small things or a single shirt.