Household Basket extended until year’s end

The “Household Basket” measure, an institution that was strongly contested mainly by the market but which was ultimately the previous government’s main tool to combat inflation in grocery items, will be extended until December 31, 2023, the development ministry has announced.

First credits on market pass cards by March 3

Successful applicants to the government’s platform to support households in buying groceries will see the first credits arrive on their so-called “market pass” cards by March 3, government spokesman Giannis Oikonomou has said.

Greeks lead in e-shopping abroad

Seven out of eight Greek consumers make purchases from international online stores, with this percentage being – according to the PayPal eCommerce Index 2022 – the highest in Europe.

Winter sales to start next week

Winter sales will begin on Monday, January 9 and will run until February 28, the Association of Retail Enterprises (SELPE) has announced. 

Animal Shelter | Athens | December 17-18

The municipal shelter for strays of the Vyronas Municipality and Adopt a Paw Today are holding a Christmas bazaar on Saturday and Sunday to raise funds for the important work they do.

You bought the thing. Now you regret the thing

The limited edition SpongeBob Funko Pop was calling to Jason Grioua. Grioua had just graduated from college and decided to splurge on a few collectible figurines, inspired by characters from television shows and video games.

Shop hours extended for holiday season

During the holiday period, shops throughout the country will remain open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., the Hellenic Retail Business Association (SELPE) said in a statement. 

High uptake of ‘household basket’ app

Hundreds of thousands of consumers have downloaded the app for the “household basket” and are using the relevant website, the company tasked with developing the relevant software and training supermarkets in its use said on Thursday.

Storm Eva postpones Sunday opening of stores

The General Secretariat of Trade & Consumer Protection revoked on Saturday a decision to open retail stores throughout the country this Sunday, as Greece is expected to be hit by a stormy weather front this weekend.

Consumers paying more, shopping less

Households in Greece have paid about 320 million euros more in the first nine months of the year than they did in the same period last year but they bought fewer products (1.8% less) in total.