PARIS — Marionnaud said that it would start negotiations regarding the Sunday openings of all its doors in France.
As reported, the country’s Constitutional Council this summer approved key measures in France’s Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron’s wide-ranging reform program, including a loosening of the rules governing store hours. Under the Macron Law, retailers that fulfill certain criteria have the right to trade one Sunday per month.
A handful of Marionnaud locations, such as its flagship on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées and doors in the suburbs of Orgeval, Eragny and Cabriès, already have been allowed to open on Sundays.
Marionnaud, which is owned by A.S. Watson Group, a subsidiary of Hutchison-Whampoa Ltd., has 515 doors in France.
Further, following a referendum organized by company management, 29 Marionnaud stores in so-called international tourist zones now have the ability to trade until 11:30 p.m. At present, only the flagship has opted to shut at that time.