Greece – primarily local T&T market with signs of contraction

By Fisher International’s Bill Burns Among Western Europe’s Towel and Tissue (T&T) producing countries, Greece is a small player with a manufacturing T&T capacity base significantly lower than the more industrial and populous countries of Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the United...

Reduced purchasing power shapes consumer tissue preferences in Greece

By Euromonitor International’s Svetlana Uduslivaia Greece boasts one of the highest tissue per capita consumption in Western Europe and many product categories are considered to be a household necessity. It is not surprising then that on the whole sales growth in retail consumer tissue maintained a positive trajectory in 2014, despite economic and...

How Maxi is surviving Greece’s economic tragedy

Bankruptcies and closures saw an end to production at five paper machines in recent years, but with Greece still seeing the tissue market grow by 2.5%, just one new installation took place – at Maxi. TWM spoke to mill manager Michael Vantsis Located in Katerini, a town in Central Macedonia, Greece, Maxi entered the Greek and the European tissue market in 1988....

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