The Republic of Turkey has a young population of 82 million people fueling consumption. The country is in a Customs Union with the EU and is the 18th largest economy in the world. An annual average of three percent GDP growth is forecasted by Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) between 2019 and 2023. Despite the current economic slowdown and geopolitical difficulties, there is still a gap in the market to fill. The food retail sales index is in a generally upward trend in real terms over the last five years.