Employment grew by 3.2% in the Greek food retail trade in the first half of 2020. There were registered 7.000 new jobs in 2020 and the total number of workers in the food retail trade reached 215.000.
In 2020, based on a six months data, a significant effect of the pandemic is recorded.
In particular, in relation to the food retail trade, there was an increase of 3.2% in the first half of 2020 compared to the first half of 2019, while the rest of the retail trade recorded a decrease of -0.4% in the first half of 2020 compared to the same half of 2019.
In the period 2000-2020 the food retail trade shows an increase in employment of 50.5%, as opposed to the rest of the retail trade which shows a decrease of -8.5%.
Data was gathered by The Institute for Consumer Goods Retail Research (IEKKA).