Locked content Sales in small stores up 2.4% in April

Sales in small-format store in Poland increased by 2.4 percent y/y. On monthly basis, a decline of 4.7 percent was registered, a market research company CMR said. A month-on-month decline is caused by Easter, which was celebrated in the beginning of April. Therefore, there was an increase in sales i...

Locked content Number of clients in shopping centers declines by 5% in March

The number of clients in the shopping centers in Poland declined by 5.1 percent in March, research company FootFall said. March was the first month when malls in Poland were closed on some Sundays due to the trade ban. According to the plan, since 2019 only one Sunday per month will be left for shop...

Locked content Growth of online turnover on non-trading Sundays may reach 7% in 2018

An additional increase of online shops turnover on non-trading Sundays can amount to 7 percent this year, QuarticoON CEO Paweł Wyborski said. In March there were two non-trading Sundays in Poland. During them the e-commerce industry earned 13 percent of the total monthly revenue. The increase in tur...

Locked content Poles support Sunday trade ban

According to a poll conducted by IBRiS, as many as 52 percent of Poles support the Sunday retail ban, while 41 percent are against it. Furthermore, 7 percent is undecided. The ban has more opponents in rural areas (52 percent) and among people with left-wing political views (80 percent). Pretty much...

Locked content Sunday trade ban bill could be amended if needed – Labor Minister

If there are any problems resulting from the act banning retail trade on Sundays, it will be amended, said the Minister of Family, Labor and Social Policy, Elżbieta Rafalska. “For now, we are working with the National Labor Inspectorate on common interpretations, regulations. It is a practice in Pol...

Locked content Several malls to be open despite Sunday trade ban

Despite the upcoming Sunday retail trade ban, several outlets have announced that they will be open on the first Sunday under the new ban on March 11. Among them are the shopping malls owned by Unibail-Radamco, which include Arkadia and Galeria Mokotów. “We hope that tenants conducting business, whi...

Locked content Duda signs Sunday trade ban bill

President Andrzej Duda singed a bill gradually banning Sunday retail trade. Starting from March 2018, shops will be closed on two Sundays per month, from 2019, the ban will extend to three Sundays per month while starting from 2020, shops will be allowed to operate only seven Sundays per year. The f...

Locked content Parliament approves Sunday trade ban

The Polish Parliament with 254 votes for and 156 against approved the law which would gradually make the Sunday retail trade illegal. The passed law, which needs to be approved by Senate and the President, starting from March 2018, would make shops be closed on two Sundays per month, from 2019, the ...

Locked content Sunday trade ban to be expanded gradually

The Law and Justice (PiS) government announced new amendments to the draft bill on Sunday trade ban. The new law would come into force in March next year and would cover two Sundays per month, while in 2019 the ban would be expanded to three Sundays per month, and in 2020 it would cover all…