The first issue of Viomichaniki Epitheorissis’ “Industrial Review Special Survey Series” made its debut on December 1991.

A quarterly financial issue in English, containing extensive surveys on individual sectors of the Greek economy, written by Robert McDonald – former correspondent of the BBC and other international media networks & author of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s quarterly Country Report on Greece.

In 1998 it was updated and renamed “Business File Special Survey Series”.

The promise of the beverages sector in Greece

Fueled by robust local consumption, but further supported by the demand created by growing tourism, the beverages sector in Greece – both in its local and in foreign/imported components – was always of interest. The seasonality of the sector may have caused bottlenecks, but overall there has been a smooth upwards trend.

In October 2005 Business File, Bob McDonald was painting an upbeat picture.