Retailers abuzz with Government workers US$1.2B paycheck
Santo Domingo.- The Government’s RD$50.0 billion (US$1.2 billion)disbursement of the 13th salary to more than 456,000 public servants has Duarte Av. and other shopping centers buzzing with last weekend’s brisk sales, which also benefited large malls of the Capital and other cities.
Store owners report as high as 30 percent jump in sales and say they expect even better results when the private sector pays its Christmas bonuses.
Retailers, wholesalers, store owners and importers in Villa Consuelo, Duarte Av. and other shopping areas quoted by newspaper Nuevo Diario called the past few days sales “very good” and agree that “there’s a good atmosphere that will be better.” Among the most sought after items figure garments, hardware items and home appliances.
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