More than half of German retailers expect fewer customers and lower sales during the crucial Christmas season, according to a survey of 550 companies by the German retail association (HDE). “In the context of the new coronavirus pandemic, the outlook for Christmas business is worrying, especially for many retailers and fashion stores in the city center,” Stefan genth, general manager of HDE, said on Sunday. < / P > < p > the survey found that about 52% of the companies expected significant losses in sales and customer numbers after the extension of some sales ban measures to December in the United States, and 62% of the retailers surveyed were pessimistic about the future direction of Christmas business. < / P > < p > for many retailers, November and December are usually the strongest months of the year. If these sales are lost now, many companies will be in trouble. ” < p > < p > HDE said retailers selling household goods, DIY items, furniture and food reported satisfactory good business, while online sales are expected to grow by a third over the previous year. After 12 years, “world class Super project” Shantou Bay Tunnel ushers in a historic breakthrough today