November retail sales up 3.1 pct, led by pharmaceuticals

Greek retail sales by volume rose 3.1 percent in November compared to the same month last year after an upwardly revised 7.2 percent rise in October, statistics service ELSTAT said on Friday.
Retail sales were led higher by pharmaceuticals and cosmetics as well as books and footwear, the data showed.

Sklavenitis acquires online retailer

Leading supermarket chain Sklavenitis is entering the market of online commerce with the acquisition of the website.

The retailer, that grew into the largest market player with the acquisition of defunct rival Marinopoulos in 2017-2018, has finally broken into the digital market of retailing with the acquisition of the online sales service from Yoda SA.

Volume of turnover in retail trade increases 7.1pct in first nine months of 2019

The volume of turnover in retail trade (excluding trade in motor vehicles and motorcycles), gross series, increased by 7.1pct in the first nine months of this year, compared to the same period in 2018, due to the advance of sales of non-food products (+8.8pct), retail trade of motor vehicle fuels in specialized stores (+7.3pct) and sales of food, beverages and tobacco (+5.1pct).