The Hungarian-owned CBA supermarket chain has rejected an allegation made in connection with an interview its chief executive gave to conservative weekly Heti Válasz, suggesting that the retail chain had been active in the move to introduce Sunday opening restrictions.
The supermarket said in a statement that the way the paper had put remarks made by László Baldauf into context was “deliberately and malevolently misleading”. CBA insisted that like other market participants, CBA had stated its opinion on the law. Hungarian retail chains (Coop, Real and CBA) would have been hard pressed to form a united front in communicating their opinions, it said.
The statement added that it would take legal steps against any media that harms its rights regarding the good reputation of the company by “distorting the truth”. In the interview, László Baldauf said “It would have been difficult to unite in the interest of restricting Sunday opening … though there is a need for strong interest representation among Hungarian retail chains.”
via hungarymatters.hu and valasz.hu photo: nol.hu