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Retail stores will not open on Sunday, Nov 27

Retail stores in Greece will not open for business on Sunday, November 27, the  Federation of Private Sector Employees (OIYE) announced on Monday. In its announcement, the federation said that the government is pushing for Sunday trading on this specific date “only out of favoritism for the big franchises.” According …

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Polish discount store chain Pepco to open stores in Greece

Polish discount store chain Pepco is expected to shake up the Greek retail market, as the company whose main trade is in apparel and home decor is expected to compete with established chains in Greece, such as Jumbo. It remains unknown, however, whether the group that Pepco belongs to is …

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Mid-season sales in Greece until May 15; stores open on Sunday

The interim sales started in Greece on May 5 and will last until May 15, 2021. Stores, supermarkets and beauty services have the option to operate also on Sunday, May 9. Τhe stores to open on Sunday will operate from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hairdressers and personal hygiene services …

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Greek retailers demand reopening of stores, Ministry reviewing options

Greek retailers imperatively demand the reopening of the market warning that the two-month lockdown is threatening their existence. With shops shut down, revenue losses reportedly 100-120 million euros per day. The click away during the holiday season may have helped some market sectors and for a short time, however, revenues …

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Greece to announce operation of retail stores, hairsalons, churches on Friday

Government spokesman Stelios Petsas and Development Minister Adonis Georgiadis will announce the lifting of some restrictions on the retail sector that will apply during the holiday season on Friday morning. The health ministry’s committee of coronavirus experts is considering the operation of retail shops, hairdressers, and also of churches over …

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Greece considers possibilities to open economy ahead of Christmas

Greece examines the possibilities to open the economy again and gradually lift the lockdown at least in certain sectors ahead of Christmas season. the government is also considering the click away system for stores to avoid congestion during shopping. “We will open the economy with great caution,” Development and Investment …

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Autumn Sales in Greece kick off with a day later due to pandemic measures

Retail stores will be closed on Sunday, November 1, due to new pandemic measures in Greece and Autumn Sales will kick off a day later,  the General Secretariat for Trade and Consumer Protection of the Ministry of Development and Investment announced on Thursday. “Due to the emergency measures taken to …

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Pizza Hut closes all its stores in Greece, leaves dozens without job

Pizza Hut in Greece has decided to close down all its 16 stores in the country considering that the activity of the chain is no longer viable. 180 people lose their job as of today, Thursday, July 30, 2020. Pizza Hut sources told state-run news agency amna, that “the company …

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More retail stores, services open on May 11 as Greece further eases lockdown

With the opening of the remaining retail stores and services, Greece proceeds with the second stage of lockdown easing on Monday, May 11, 2020. Stores selling shoes, clothes, home appliances and cosmetics are among those to open again. Retail stores reopening on Monday, May 11, include those selling the following …

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Greece closes commercial shops on March 18. Exceptions: supermarkets, few others

Greece closes all commercial shops as of Wednesday, March 18, deputy government spokesperson Aristotelia Peloni announced on Monday. Exceptions are: supermarkets, pharmacies, gas stations and banks and other services will remain open. She said that more clarifications will be given during the day. According to state news agency amna, electronic …

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MediaMarkt and Public in strategic deal for new big retail company in Greece

Olympia Group SA on Tuesday announced a strategic deal with Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH to create a dynamic new retail company in Greece. In an announcement, Olympia Group SA, shareholders of Public stores in Greece and Cyprus, and Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH (MSH), shareholders of MediaMarkt stores in Greece, have entered into a strategic …

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IMF wants open shops throughout Greece on 52 Sundays per year

The International Monetary Fund insists on opening shops on Sundays all through the year, claiming to boost competitiveness and the ‘wise” tool kits of the OECD. According to daily To Ethnos, the IMF submitted its demand to the Greek government last Friday via an e-mail. the IMF demanded the opening …

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One in Three Stores “Disappeared” from Downtown Athens

It is raining ‘padlocks’ in the centre of Athens with one out of three shops to have disappeared from the map. According to a survey conducted by the National Confederation of Greek Commerce (ESEE) factors like the economic downturn, the reduction of purchasing power, the high rents as well as the explosion …

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