sales in supermarkets reached $23,137 million in September, when measured at constant prices, which marked a slight increase of 0.8%, while when measured at current prices it stood at $232,153, which marked an increase of 88.7%, reported this late the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (Indec).
In this way, sales in large chains returned to positive territory in September, after the temporary drop in August (-0.2%) in the measurement without considering inflation.
In the case of wholesale self-services, sales fell -3.8% in the month compared to the same month of the previous year, and reached $3,939 million. On the other hand, when measured at current prices, sales in these stores ended the month at $38,725 million, which represents an increase of 82.7%.
As for the online channel, which still represents a marginal portion of the business (3.6%), sales are also moving at a slower pace than sales in physical stores.
In the case of supermarkets, there is a increase of 88.2% ($8,311 million), while in the case of self-service wholesalers, no sales were registered via the Internet.
Although there is no corroborating data, it is presumed that the good performance of supermarket sales responds to offers, discount programs such as Care Prices either Fair Pricesand bank promotions, which end up capturing much of the demand.