Most retailers say they are satisfied with the traffic and turnover that resulted from the first week of operation of the market.
On the other hand, most people express a strong concern about the "next day" of the continuation of the commercial stores. This is a very large percentage of owners who say they are trapped by the accumulated debts to the banks, but also by the operating expenses that were collected during these months when the stores were closed (rents, PPC and EYDAP accounts, etc.).
The president of the Athens Chamber of Commerce, Stavros Kafounis, is sounding the alarm, stressing that "support will be needed for all commercial enterprises in the future because the situation remains critical." An indicative of this situation are the findings of an ESA investigation, based on which one in two shopkeepers stated that they will not be able to reopen if there is a third lock down.
Intense concern is also expressed by consumers about the image with the queues that is observed outside many stores. Most attribute these queues to the faithful application of the health protocols by the Shopkeepers. Consumers find the scenario of closing stores again catastrophic and nightmarish.