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Sunday trading law halted for Olympic games

Sunday trading laws in England and Wales have been suspended until the end of the Olympics and Paralympics.

The government said being able to open longer on a Sunday would help retailers generate tens of millions of pounds in increased profits during London 2012.

But the Association of Convenience Stores says the big supermarkets will lure customers away from smaller shops, costing them millions in lost sales.

Richard Lister reports.

  • 22 Jul 2012