E-commerce Sales in Greece Significantly up in March-May, Survey Shows

ATHENS – E-commerce recorded a significant increase in sales as a result of the pandemic and is expected to continue growing after the crisis, a survey by IELKA (the Research Institute of Retail Consumer Goods) and ELTRUN of the Athens University of Economics and Business said on Tuesday.

The survey was conducted on a sample of 1,050 people over the period March-May 2020 and showed that purchases from e-shops have more than doubled, from 21 pct in the last days of 2019 to 51 pct in May 2020. The e-food service business soared to 33 pct from 13 pct, orders from e-supermarkets soared 1,000 pct (from 1.0 pct in 2019 to 12 pct in May). The survey showed that a significant percentage of consumers also made orders by telephone. The survey said that the outlook for e-commerce varied from sector to sector. The post-lockdown era will be completely different, with a higher penetration of internet purchases, although the momentum of the market is still fragile and subject to developments and protection measures because of the pandemic.


SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — The president of the European Union's executive arm traveled Saturday to Bulgaria for the opening of a natural gas link between the country and Greece, emphasizing the EU’s determination to stop relying on Russian energy imports.

Top Stories


A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.


After Amazon, Google’s First Cloud Region Coming to Greece

ATHENS - Despite having a costly Internet that’s the slowest in the European Union, Greece is continuing to attract high-tech giants, with Alphabet’s Google planning to create its first cloud region in the country.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.