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

Locked content PLN 324,000 fines applied for trade ban breach

After the Sunday trade ban came into force National Labour Inspectorate controlled over 9,900 stores, which were open during non-trading days. 8.5 percent of stores breached the ban, the inspection concluded. The control was carried out from March 11 until September 12. Inspectorate applied 295 fine...

Locked content Sunday trade ban accelerates e-commerce growth

Sunday trade ban will accelerate penetration of e-commerce in Poland by 0.5 percent this year, by 0.9 percent in 2019 and by 1.2 percent in 2020, Haitong Bank estimated in a report. Most market participants expect that the ban’s impact will be limited, but e-commerce, service outlets, and smal...

Locked content Footfall down 4.2% y/y in June

The number of clients in shopping centers dropped in June by 4.2 percent y/y. In month-on-month terms it increased by 2.7 percent, according to FootFall Index Polska. June was the fourth month when the Sunday trade ban is in force. In 2018, stores remain open on two Sundays each month, as well as tw...

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...