Rum, wine, whiskey and beer were the most popular items flying off the shelves of Greek supermarkets during the first quarter of 2021, according to new data.
Sales rose 67.7% for rum, 49.1% for wine, 43.6% for whisky and 27.3% for beer.
This can be attributed to the prolonged closure of bars and restaurants due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Research firm Nielsen IQ also found that oven cleaner products (47.5%), baking paper (28.4%), hair-removal products (25.1%) and hair dyes (22%) were in the top categories.
Moreover, supermarkets with spaces more than 100 square meters had a 1.9% increase in sales in the first quarter compared to 2020.
Food and beverages grew by 4.2%, while personal care products and household products increased compared to the corresponding period of 2020 by 8.9% and 7.4% respectively.