The Turkish retail food sector continues to grow in 2017 and 2018. Discount retail chains with compact stores remain the growth driver, both in number of stores and sales volumes. The organized retail sector is split evenly between traditional small grocery stores and modern retail chains. The young and growing population provides opportunities for growth and new product introductions. Turkey has a well developed food processing sector that is producing good quality food items for the Turkish market, and European suppliers are also dominant in imported retail food.