Greeks Turn to Online Food Orders During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 25, 2021

ATHENS – To the surprise of no one, Greeks kept confined by fear and health restrictions during two COVID-19 lockdowns aimed at slowing the spread of the Coronavirus more and more got food through online orders or take-out.

The health crisis caught most of the country's major supermarket chains off guard, without online ordering systems that led to deliveries taking weeks instead of a day or less as is the case now that it's been built up, permanently.

Online orders reached 800 million euros ($967.77 million) in 2020 as the pandemic raged and people were either limited in where they could go or were too afraid to venture outside.

That resulted in them making their supermarket orders online for delivery and saw sales for the sector jump 300 million euros ($362.91 million) in one year and people liking the idea of having food brought to them instead of shopping.

There are now between 250,000 and 300,000 orders on a daily basis, said Kathimerini, the phenomenon spilling over by necessity into take out and delivery from restaurants barred from opening, now set for May 3.


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