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Buy smart, get smart

Poland is already producing a quarter of Europe’s household appliances, and the industry is going from strength to strength. There are challenges ahead, but with challenges come great opportunities. Can Poland become the “Silicon Valley” of home appliances?
Alain Dehaze for web

Bridging the skill gap

WBJ asked Alain Dehaze, CEO of The Adecco Group, about the causes of youth unemployment in Poland, despite the record low rates and the challenges the job market will have to face in the future
Juan Maria Porcar is Senior Vice-President, Services Business Group, at Fujitsu Technology Solutions

The digital era

WBJ talks to Juan Maria Porcar, the VP and Head of Eastern Europe, Russia & CIS and Africa at Fujitsu, about the digital age

Locked content Stokrotka sales 8.9% up y/y in April

Sales of retail chain Stokrotka, part of Emperia Holding, increased in April by approx. 8.9 percent y/y reaching PLN 209 million, Emperia stated in a market filing. Revenue for the January-April period amounted to PLN 796 million, a 4.3 increases y/y. In April, the chain opened three new stores: two...
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New car registrations up by 20% y/y in Q1 – report

As many as 125,900 new passenger cars were registered in Q1 2017, 20.3 percent more than in the corresponding period of last year, according to a report prepared by consultancy KPMG and sector lobby PZPM. “We continue to see a rapid increase in the number of registrations in the premium car se...

Locked content Polish food exporters to benefit from CETA – Bogucki

Polish food producers will enjoy lower barriers to entry to the Canadian market, once Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement CETA is in effect, Deputy Agriculture Minister Jacek Bogucki told PAP during his visit to Canada. The trade part of the agreement will be in force starting July of this ye...

Locked content Micro-firms may pay lower contributions starting 2018

Social security (ZUS) contributions for microenterprises may be lowered as early as January 2018, Minister Henryk Kowalczyk told TV Republika. Currently, all micro firms pay a lump sum contribution of at least PLN 1,200 a month. “It is a barrier to entrepreneurs, and many decide to terminate t...
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Polish emigrants transfer PLN 4.2 billion in Q4 2016 – NBP

Polish emigrant workers transferred PLN 4.2 billion to Poland in Q4 2016, PLN 100 million more than in Q4 2015, according to NBP. Long-term migrants transferred PLN 100 million less in Q4 of last year, but transfers from short term migrants increased by PLN 200 million, NBP stated. The transfers fro...

Locked content LPP with PLN 524 million revenue in April

Fashion retailer LPP recorded consolidated revenue of PLN 524 million in April, which marks an 11 percent increase y/y, the company stated. For January-April 2017, revenue amounted to PLN 1.886 billion, a 15 percent increase y/y. Internet sales stood at PLN 22.2 million in April and was 76 percent h...

Locked content CCC revenue up 11% y/y in April, online sales soar

The consolidated revenue of footwear retailer CCC increased by 11 percent y/y in April and reached PLN 345 million, the company said in a market filing. Revenue for the period between January and April stood at PLN 1.064 billion and was 25.9 percent higher y/y. CCC recorded PLN 48 million in revenue...