Eurostat: Retail sales up by 6.5% in January

The volume of seasonally adjusted retail trade in Poland grew by 6.5 percent year-on-year in January, according to a data release from the EU’s statistics office Eurostat. In month-on-month terms, it grew by 4.1 percent.

Locked content Poles still want to shop on Sundays

According to a new poll by Maison&Partners agency for Money.pl, 46 percent of Poles are against a trade ban on Sundays, while 41 percent support it. It has been three months since Poland’s Solidarity trade union announced the intention to bring legislation to parliament that will ban trade...

Locked content Biedronka revenue up by 9.3% in Q1

Discount store chain Biedronka, owned by Portuguese Jeronimo Martins, recorded a 9.3 percent increase in sales up to €2.28 billion in Q1 2016, whereas like-for-like (LFL) sales grew by 7.6 percent on a yearly basis. Biedronka’s EBITDA totaled €151 million, an increase of 10.4 percent. Biedronk...

Locked content Mothercare exits Poland

British Mothercare, part of Alshaya, is leaving Poland due to an expired license, retailnet.pl web portal reported. Mothercare has several outlets in Poland, some of them were closed a few months ago. In a matter of a few weeks the rest of them will also be also shut down, according to the web porta...

Locked content IKEA to launch stores in Lublin and Zabrze

IKEA Centers is launching investment projects in Lublin and Zabrze and modernization of its unit in Poznań, propertynews.pl reported. Construction of Zabrze-based shopping center and integrated IKEA store will begin in 2017 and will last approximately a year. When it comes to the store in Lublin, it...

Locked content Discount store chains opened fewer units in 2015

Last year, the total number of newly opened discount stores fell to fewer than150, thus by two times less than the previous year, according to data published by dlahandlu.pl web portal. Biedronka, owned by Jeronimo Martins, planned to launch 100 units, it managed to open 102 but it had to close 22. ...

Locked content Biedronka sales up in 2015

Discount store chain Biedronka, owned by Portuguese Jeronimo Martins, recorded a 3.2 percent increase in like-for-like (LFL) sales in 2015, whereas the total sales grew by 9.1 percent on a yearly basis. The chain’s consolidated sales totaled €9.2 billion in 2015. Biedronka opened 102 stores, 8...

Tesco CEO: we will not leave CEE

John Allan, the chief executive at Tesco Group assured portalspozywczy.pl web portal that the authorities of the retailer are not considering selling more assets, meaning the businesses in the CEE, including Poland.