Department store and hypermarket turnover up by 6.2%
In June, the turnover of department stores and hypermarkets reached a total of EUR 608.9 million, an increase of 6.2% from June 2011. Turnover grew in all product categories but was strongest in groceries and home and leisure products, both up by 7.0% from the year before. The turnover from sales of clothing went up by 1.2%.
In the first half of this year, the total turnover of department stores and hypermarkets was EUR 3.3916 billion, which was 4.8% more than in the corresponding period last year. Turnover from groceries increased by 5.4%, while home and leisure product sales went up by 4.0%, and clothing by 3.6%. Turnover increased by 3.9% for consumer goods as a whole.
Growth in hotels, restaurants and cafe wholesale trade
The turnover of the association's members engaged in the hotels, restaurants and cafe wholesale trade increased by 1.5% to a total of EUR 159.6 million in June 2012. Their cumulative turnover for the first half of the year was EUR 929.4 million, an increase of 8% compared to the same period one year ago.
Source: Finnish Grocery Trade Association