ECONOMY

Info kiosk for consumers launched in Maroussi

The government yesterday launched its first street-side information kiosk for consumers, a computer screen providing retail prices on more than 1,000 products in a move aimed at helping shoppers to make better-informed decisions. The kiosk, set up in Maroussi, northern Athens, allows shoppers to access the comparative data collected from 1,182 sales points across Greece by the Economy, Competitiveness and Merchant Marine Ministry. The information, which also includes prices on tens of services, is updated at least once a week, according to the ministry. Consumers can also access the information by calling 1511 or visiting www.e-prices.gr. The website does not offer any English-language pages. Another 10 info kiosks will be set up in different cities across the country. The program is currently in the pilot stage.