Merchandising

The Bulgarian Commission for Protection of Competition Allowed Ozone to Buy Pulsar

The Commission for Protection of Competition (CPC) gave permission to Ozone Enterprises Ltd. to acquire the Pulsar electronics retail chain. Following the analysis, the Commission does not identify any breach of the law and does not see any future barriers to competition in the market as a result of the transaction.

Greek May retail sales fall 2.4 pct, led by departments stores, foods

Greek retail sales by volume declined 2.4 percent in May compared to the same month last year after a downwardly revised 2.6 percent fall in April, statistics service ELSTAT said on Wednesday.

Retail sales were led lower by department stores, food and beverages, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, the data showed.

Managers Reported: The Price of Goods and Services Will Rise

In July 2019, the overall business climate indicator remained at roughly the same level as the previous month. A decline in business conditions was observed in industry and construction while in retail trade the June level remained unchanged. The indicator is rising only in the service sector.

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In May 2019, Turnover in Bulgarian Retail Decreased by 0.2% Compared to April

According to the preliminary seasonally adjusted data, in May 2019 the turnover in "Retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles" at constant prices decreased by 0.2% compared to the previous month, said the National Statistical Institute (NSI).

Store owners hoping to regain losses in summer sales starting Monday

Sales in Greek stores nationwide will start on Monday (July 8), with shop owners hoping to recoup some of the losses they suffered in the first six months of the year.
"Due to the economic suffocation, the first half of the year was the worst period in recent years for all retail businesses," said Stavros Kafounis, president of the Athens Traders Association.

Greek April retail sales fall 2.7 pct, led by department stores, foods

Greek retail sales by volume declined 2.7 percent in April compared to the same month last year after an upwardly revised 5.0 percent rise in March, statistics service ELSTAT said on Friday.

Retail sales were led lower by department stores, food and beverages, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, the data showed.

Greek March retail sales rise 4.6 percent, led by fuels, supermarkets

Greek retail sales by volume rose 4.6 percent in March compared to the same month last year after an downwardly revised 3.1 percent decline in February, statistics service ELSTAT said on Friday.

Retail sales were led higher by fuels, lubricants, supermarkets, furniture and household appliances.

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