The Confcommercio Terni Association has appointed the new members to the Board of Directors of Confcommercio Terni. Stefano Luppi (Services) is installed as President, with the support of Vice-President Fabrizio Fossil (Food): the other members of the Council are: Massimiliano Fazzi (Public Institutions); Alessandra Guagliosi (tourism), Federica Lausi and Antonio Menches (fashion) and Rosella Pantaloni (florists).
During the meeting, the economic and social situation at the national and local levels was analyzed. In terms of trade – the group explained in a note – we are facing a structural crisis. Strong concerns have emerged about the ongoing inflationary dynamics and related consequences for consumption trends: small shopkeepers have not had time to recover from the pandemic and must now deal with a crisis of expensive energy and with the prospects of a possible recession. The explosive combination of large shopping malls, e-commerce, and the reduction of household purchasing power threatens small neighborhood businesses.”
“It is a challenge,” says Chief Luby, “about the fate of the city, the center and the suburbs. Without trade, both are in danger of dying out. We have always looked for an alliance between all the players in the area: the neighborhood trade has always had a symbiotic relationship with the city. Never before has it become so This relationship is more complex than it has been in recent years. Invoking the shadow of financial and economic crises, the pandemic, the emergence of digital platforms, and the change in consumption models does not absolve local actors of responsibility and does not justify surrendering to a rapid and ruthless deterioration.
“As Confcommercio we have always maintained that we can and should govern the development of commerce. To this end it is necessary to clear the field of misinterpretation according to which the Services Directive gave legitimacy to deregulation such as that applied in Umbria: an approach that led to wrong strategic choices that have already been corrected for some Time.In our province, as well as in the rest of the region, over the years, a circular growth model has been chosen for medium and large sales areas, justifying it with employment goals and with the possibility of greater competition in favor of consumers and their purchasing power.Unfortunately, data on price dynamics refute this theory, Which indicates that excessive competition does not necessarily benefit the consumer, just as we are witnessing in some cases the deterioration of conditions for workers in the medium and large distribution sector.