Friday, September 7, 2007

Decline in Sales due to Anti-Smoking Law - Society - Brief News

"Bars and restaurants recorded a 30% fall in turnover in the month after the new anti-smoking legislation entered into force, the catering association reported. Bars and restaurants in the Ljubljana and Gorenjsko regions saw a 30% decrease in turnover, while the figure stood at 40% in Štajersko, Prekmurje and Koroško, the association said in a press release. Beverages and coffee suppliers also recorded a drop of up to 30% in sales in August year-on-year. The association also said that it had already informed the Health Ministry about the results of the analysis and added that it expected even more worrying results in the autumn. "

Source: STA

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