Business in Poland goes green at low cost

Selling irregular-shaped fruit, composting organic waste, raising bottle deposit costs, incentivizing employees to carpool. Businesses across industries are looking for greener policies and solutions, not only to improve their image, but mostly to save costs

Small stores at risk amid Sunday trade ban

The Sunday trade ban introduced in March has reshuffled the retail market in Poland. The idea behind the ban initiated by Polish Trade Union Solidarność was to give workers some more time with their families and to support small stores. However, it has turned out quite the opposite

A Polish century

This year, Poland is cel­ebrating 100 years since it declared independence after World War I. The past century has featured both successes and hard times, in every aspect of life

It’s all about catchment

Shopping centers are transforming to meet new demands and fulfill different functions, but change rarely happens without risks. From new locations and digital revolution through to new concepts and pop-ups, Atrium Group’s COO, Scott Dwyer, discusses the changes to Poland’s retail landscape

Will EU greener norms lead to an electric car boom?

Ahead of the United Nation Climate Change Conference (COP 24) scheduled in December in the Polish city of Katowice, the EU has decided to tighten CO2 emission standards for cars and light commercial vehicles. The decision, pushing for development of low-emission vehicles, has raised concerns among c...

How much would you like to make?

Being asked about salary expectations is almost always the most awkward part of a job interview. But it is equally or even more uncomfortable when a candidate is asked how much they earn in their current job. Should information about salaries be fully public so that the financial aspects of a job of...

Are Polish companies ready for interim management?

The idea of interim management has been developing in Poland for a decade. And while the market is growing at a rate of 15 percent each year and the forecasts for the coming years are positive, we are still a long way from Western markets, where these services have been commonplace for years

Being your own boss

Journalist, dentist, lawyer, notary, translator, architect, business coach, photographer, psychologist. Many of these professionals opt against working the traditional nine-to-five. Very often they do not even want to work full time. And the economy is in their favor. They can render their services ...

In Focus: Jewelry Market – Universal trends and local challenges...

Some brands are welcomed with open arms when they first come into Polish shopping centers, some have to fight their way in. PANDORA’s history in Poland was the latter case. Yet, despite the odds, the company has managed to grow enormously over the past decade and now its network includes approx. 400...

In Focus: Jewelry Market – Gold and diamonds in demand

Jewelry is one of the fastest growing markets in Poland. Albeit still small, and largely fragmented, it appears to be quite attractive to global producers and designers. Local brands are also making an impact and are poised to take on international markets