Hellenic Confederation of Commerce and Enterprises

Summer sales start on Monday amid hopes shy upturn will continue

Summer retail sales begin at stores across Greece on Monday and will run through Friday, August 31.

Retailers are optimistic that a shy increase in retail sales in 2017 will continue this year with the Hellenic Confederation of Commerce and Enterprises (ESEE) estimating a turnover of 6.06 billion euros, some 0.6 to 0.7 percent up from last year's summer sales. 

Small retailers report sales drop

Small and medium-sized retail traders are none too pleased with their stores' turnover during the spring sales that ended on Tuesday. The view is very different among retail chains, with market professionals saying their takings posted an increase, while the first four months of the year were seen to have been positive for the entire retail market.