Flower shops in Oslo can reopen. The decision is aimed at reducing the flow of customers to other stores that offer cut flowers.
The Oslo City Council has decided that flower shops with a permanent point of sale and a turnover that mainly consists of selling flowers with a very short shelf life can remain open if the sales area does not exceed 250 square meters.
“Florists have a large proportion of cut flowers and other products that have a short shelf life. They, therefore, risk significant losses of inventory in the event of a closure,” Vice-Mayor for Industry Victoria Marie Evensen (AP) noted in a press release.
The City Council has emphasized that there is already a significant supply of flowers in kiosks, grocery stores, and petrol stations and that the opening of flower shops can contribute to a certain reduction of customer influx to these shops.
“I believe that it must be possible to reach out to the stores in this segment without significantly reducing the effect of the infection control measures that have been implemented,” Evensen said.
The reopening does not cover garden centers with significant elements of other products such as furniture, garden equipment, and plants with a longer duration.
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