64,000 shops lost in 10 yrs - Confcommercio

45,000 more hotels and eateries

(ANSA) - Rome, March 6 - Italy has lost 64,000 shops in the last 10 years, retail group Confcommercio said Wednesday.
    "The loss of 64,000 shops in the last 10 years and the convulsive and disordered evolution of the structures of dining and accommodation are impoverishing our cities, which now more than ever must be relaunched," said Confcommercio President Carlo Sangalli.
    Some 63,826 shops closed in the 10 years between 2008 and 2018, a drop of 11.1%, while some 44,924 new hotels, bars and restaurants were opened, a rise of 15.1%.


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