A large Greek chain of discount supermarkets has set the goal of further increasing its financial size for 2023.
In this context, it opened yesterday, Monday 18/9, a new store in the area of Thessaloniki and is preparing additional sales points for its products until the end of the year.
The reason for the Discount Markt – Egnatia of the Goula family, which is looking forward to further increasing its turnover for the current year.
It is noted that 2022 closed with a double-digit increase in turnover and profitability for the well-known supermarket chain.
According to FnB Daily, n chain opened a store in Thermi in May, which is the first point that the chain started operating this year (it was preceded by the renovation of the store it maintains in Kilkis), the 41st store in the prefecture of Thessaloniki and the 83rd overall in Greece.
Yesterday, the company opened a new store in Thessaloniki, expanding its network and implementing its strategy for 2023, which includes opening new stores in Thessaloniki and other areas of northern Greece as well as additional investments in fixed equipment.
The areas in which it emphasizes for expansion in the next period with new and stalls in cities outside the network, are Thessaly – where the company currently has a presence in Volos, Trikala and Larissa – but also western Macedonia.
Her interest is focused on properties of 800 sq.m. of which the 600 sq.m. to be a sales area and all 200 sq.m. warehouses
The chain, which is an evolution of the Egnatia supermarket chain, is investing in strengthening its storage facilities in Kavalari, Thessaloniki.
Discount Markt has 5,000 sq.m. of storage spaces in Kavalari, Thessaloniki, which he is doubling this period, with the investment being completed in the fall.
Great attention! Never Buy these 7 Products Online
Supermarkets now allow us to buy products online, but not all options are safe.
Whether you live in a busy city, have a busy schedule, or just hate going to the super-market, having your groceries delivered to your door is probably the most convenient service you could have.
But as with all good things, there are some downsides to shopping delivery.
If you’re quite fussy when it comes to grocery shopping, you might not be happy with someone else picking the items on your list.
The other downside is that some foods are more likely to spoil or get damaged in transit, so it’s a good idea to avoid buying certain products.
Depending on where you order from, you may want to check how they package them for delivery.
If they use ice packs and freezer bags, you can be sure that the products of your order will arrive fresh and cold.
However, when in doubt, just grab these few things from the store.
Any variety of pome fruit – such as the peach – “bruises” extremely easily. This is why it might not be best to add fruits like peaches, nectarines, plums and apricots to your delivery order. However, if you want to take advantage of some delicious seasonal stone fruit, cherries are a great choice for delivery as they are not as delicate.
Unsurprisingly, eggs aren’t the best item to deliver, it’s pretty hard not to break any when shopping for them yourself.
There is no more capricious fruit than the avocado, which is why we always recommend that you choose it yourself. Depending on when you plan to use the avocados, you may want them ripe and ready to eat or ready in a few days.
There are countless types of lettuce, but they all have one thing in common: they wilt when not refrigerated. Ordering lettuce as part of a delivery could be disastrous, as it can wilt and spoil in transit from the store to home.
Similarly to the avocado, the melon is another product that you have to be careful about when transporting it and about its ripeness. It can be extremely frustrating to cut an unripe melon, but there are tricks to picking the perfect watermelon and cantaloupe. That’s why it’s best to buy cantaloupe at the store so you can hold and see the rind, weight, and pit.
Whether you are buying cooked or fresh fish, it is always best to shop at your local fishmonger or fishmonger to ensure that it does not spoil. When fish is not kept at the proper temperature, bacteria can grow and cause serious illness after consumption.
Just like fish, raw and cooked meat are at risk of food contamination if delivered at home. The biggest risk is that if the meat is not refrigerated or sitting by your door, it can spoil in a short period of time. Since everyone has their own preferences when choosing a cut of meat, it’s best to shop for it yourself.
Sclavenitis leveled everything
For one more year, Slavenitis proved that he remains the big… boss in the supermarket market!
Citizens remain loyal to Sclavenitis as the supermarket recorded double the turnover of the next one.
Dominant and with a difference in this environment was and is Sclavenitis.
In 2022, it reached 4.5 billion euros in turnover (3.98 billion euros in 2021) for the first time in its history, and in fact has been growing continuously in recent years after the acquisition and absorption of Marinopoulos.
AB Vassilopoulos saw its turnover remain almost flat, with a slight decrease, from 1.96 billion euros in 2021 to 1.92 billion in 2022, while Lidl is also a major force in the market with a turnover estimated at approximately 1.8 billion euros, without however publishing official financial statements, as its corporate form is that of a general partnership.
As far as the Metro – My market group is concerned, it has a turnover of 1.5 billion euros (1.48 billion) in 2022 and is the fourth power in the Greek supermarket market, maintaining a strong pole of activity apart from the My stores market, which is the wholesale stores for catering and hotel professionals, Metro Cash & Carry.
These are the 400 products that are getting more expensive
There is no end to the consumer adventure as 400 products will increase in price!
The “baskets” of consumer goods – the traditional “housewife” and the new “household”, with which the government aspired to lighten family budgets, are becoming more and more expensive.
After the big revaluations that occurred immediately after the Christmas-New Year holidays, a new wave of revaluations is underway and another one will follow in February.
A prelude is the new price lists sent to wholesale customers from industries and imports. They include increased prices for hundreds of product codes, including standard food, beverage and soft drinks, household goods,
Increases in wholesale prices average 8% to 12%, but in many cases approach 20%.
The retail prices will be a little higher, as the supermarkets’ profit percentage is added to them.
Significant price increases are also expected in fresh products traded through popular markets, grocers and supermarket chains.
Fresh produce is becoming more expensive not only due to the increased cost of energy, fertilizers, pesticides, etc., but also due to adverse weather conditions that have reduced production, while at the same time making harvesting and distribution-transportation to the Central Vegetable Market and stores more difficult.
According to the estimates of market players and based on the information from procurement managers of supermarket chains, within the next two weeks we will see price increases in the following products – mentioned indicatively, that is, they are only a few of those that will increase in price:
Up to 20% on cereals, standardized sugar, personal care products, shampoo, household cleaners, detergents and animal feed
- The prices of standard juices, bottled and carbonated waters will increase by up to 18%
- In various types of cheese, prices will increase by about 15% on average. Price increases of the same order are also expected in wines, dairy products, pastries, bakery and confectionery products, jams
- In standardized olive oils, prices will rise by around 8%, in baby foods, chocolates, and biscuits up to 10%,
- In frozen vegetables and frozen dough, the prices will “inflate” by 5% to 7%,
Market players point out that industries and commercial enterprises will continue to send inflated invoices to supermarket chains in the near future.
The increases, as estimated, will move at lower rates due to the de-escalation of the energy crisis and the fact that now consumers are turning their backs on those products where a significant price increase is recorded.