Finnish Grocery Sector Enjoys A Strong 2017: Analysis
A loosening of opening hour restrictions coupled with an improvement in prices towards the end of the year has helped boost grocery sales in Finland, data from PTY, the Finnish Grocery Trade Association, has found.
According to the data, full year sales for the sector stood at €16.91 billion, an increase of 1.7% on the previous year, when sales weighed in at €16.62 billion.
In addition, almost every month last year saw an increase in sales (with an acceleration towards the end of the year), with only February (-1.0%) and March (-0.1%) seeing declines.
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