A unique concept in Greece and Cyprus

Public was created in 2005, introducing a unique concept into Greece and Cyprus. In a few short years, the Public stores have succeeded in building a trusting relationship with Greek and Cypriot consumers, becoming a favourite brand.
The first Public store opened in Pylaia, Thessaloniki, and employed a staff of 50. Today, the chain has 55 stores in Greece and Cyprus, and two online stores (www.public.gr and www.public-cyprus.com.cy, respectively), with a total of 1,700 employees.

Every year, Public welcomes more that 79,7 million visitors: some 23,9 million to its network of physical stores and over 55,8 million to its e-commerce channels, serving consumers through its multi-channel system. At the same time, maintaining its position of No1 omnichannel retailer, it handled a throughput of 2.2 million products in online orders. 

Striving to “create the retail of tomorrow/ the future”, Public constantly innovates by focusing on its customers. In 2017 it created the first Greek marketplace, aiming to offer more choices, thus changing the commercial online sales/purchases in Greece. Through an investment of 1 million Euro in an internationally leading platform of Marketplace, public.gr, the absolute e-commerce destination, was transformed into a giant online mall hosting small-size as well as large-size Greek stores. On Public Marketplace consumers can find more than 101,000 products from 10 new product categories, while 180 Greek shops gained access to a strong sales channel, public.gr

At Public, the choices are endless. With a range of products numbering at least 1,156,000 – and being constantly updated – the Public stores offer a vast selection and price range of smart phones, PCs and peripherals, televisions, wearables, home and gaming products, audio products, books, toys and children’s products, music, movies, school products, baby products, graphics supplies, and more.

The warm and modern spaces of the Public stores invite visitors to discover the range of products and are encouraged to ‘experience’ them first hand. Specifically, the visitor can enjoy a live test of technological devices, leaf through books, play in the interactive gaming zones, watch free events and purchase tickets to the most important shows in the city.
Aiming to be a reference point in the local communities where they are active, the Public stores hold over 1,000 free educational events and seminars throughout Greece. Among other things, the Public stores hold book presentations every month, inviting major Greek and foreign writers, distinguished scientists, academics and critics to speak. They also host a variety of technology-related events, including exclusive product presentations, debates and seminars on the use of technology, on photography, youth entrepreneurship and the use of social media.

In 2019 Public and MediaMarkt created an outstanding retailer for consumer electronic products in Greece and Cyprus. This landmark deal in the consumer electronics market will constitute a unique proposition for consumers as well as suppliers, offering the widest range of products and services in these categories.