Takashimaya, a major department store, has decided to continue shortening business hours in response to the state of emergency even after the declaration is lifted at stores in Shinjuku, Tokyo.
In addition to the fact that consumers are refraining from going out at night and the number of customers is declining, the aim is to improve the long working hours of employees.
Takashimaya has reduced business hours by up to an hour at most stores in the target area since the state of emergency was declared in January.
Of these, in Osaka, where the declaration has already been lifted, the business hours have been returned to normal, but the Shinjuku store in Tokyo has decided to continue shortened business hours even after the emergency declaration is lifted by the deadline of 21st of this month. ..
With the exception of some specialty stores, the business hours from 10 am to 8 pm before the state of emergency will be reduced by 1 hour to 10:30 am to 7:30 pm.
Reasons for continuing shortened business In the company, in addition to the fact that consumers are refraining from going out at night and the number of customers is declining, in order to correct long working hours such as employees working at the sales floor and employees of apparel makers and improve working styles It is said.
Among department stores, Matsuya in Ginza, Tokyo, except for some sales floors, has a policy of shortening business hours by one hour from before the declaration for the time being, and the movement of department stores to review business hours is spreading with the new corona as a trigger. ..
The movement to shorten business hours is also in local commercial facilities
Movements to shorten business hours to improve long working hours are also spreading to local commercial facilities.
The commercial facility "Shin-Shizuoka Cenova" in Shizuoka City will be introduced on a trial basis from May, with a system that allows tenants such as clothing to set business hours within a certain range.
During the business hours from 10 am to 8 pm, each tenant can decide to delay the opening by 1 hour or close the store by 1 hour at their own discretion.
It is attracting attention as to whether it will lead to an improvement in the working environment because it was realized by the call of the major apparel company "Adastria".