Greek supermarket sector sales up 1.6 pct in 2017, Nielsen reports

The Greek supermarket sector reported an 1.6 pct increase in the value of sales in 2017, compared with the previous year, Nielsen said in a report released on Monday.

Nielsen attributed this positive development to a positive performance of the market from mid-September onwards – the first time the market showed positive trends after several years of negative performance. Fresh products recorded a 3.6 pct increase in the value of sales, while FMCGs grew by 0.8 pct in 2017. The food/beverage categories rose 1.1 pct in the year, while the personal care category and home product category recorded negative results (-0.7 pct and -0.2 pct, respectively).