Forecasts and Trends
The research indicates the first signs that the consumers have started to realise some mobility in the retail trade industry and the economy in general. At the same time, consumers report an expectation that their costs could increase in the near future.
The result of this mobility is reflected mostly in the everyday life (household shopping and essentials) with numerous visits in several shops / supermarkets, while remaining cautious towards the intention for more expensive purchases.
There are clear evidences that consumers tend to visit bigger shopping locations, such as malls and supermarkets, while online shopping continues to grow as an alternative cost effective purchase channel.