Number of e-stores grew sharply in 2018

The number of e-stores rose by more than 6.1 percent y/y in 2018, Rzeczpospolita newspaper reported citing Polish Central Statistical Office (GUS) data. The total turnover of online stores stood at over PLN 50 billion, showing a double-digit growth versus 2017.

Locked content Żabka CEO: negative effects of Sunday trade ban will grow

Negative consequences of the Sunday trade ban observed in 2018 will be even stronger this year, Żabka CEO Tomasz Suchański told money.pl. He added that about 8,000-10,000 stores closed in Poland after the Sunday trade ban was introduced in March 2018. Last year the ban allowed two trading Sundays pe...

Locked content Carrefour Q4 sales grow despite Sunday trade ban

Supermarket retailer Carrefour Polska reported growth of Q4 and 2018 sales despite Sunday trade ban introduced in March last year.  Q4 revenue amounted to €615 million, showing an increase of 0.5 percent y/y, while like-for like sales rose by 2.1 percent y/y. In the entire 2018 sales stood at €2.11 ...

Locked content Number of clients in shopping centers down 8.2% in Nov. – FootFa...

In November the number of clients in shopping centers dropped by 8.2 percent versus a year ago, according to FootFall Indeks Polska data. On the monthly basis, the number of visitors declined by 15.1 percent. November was the ninth month when the Sunday trade ban is in force. Until the end of 2018, ...

Locked content Sejm plans amendments to Sunday trade ban

Polish Sejm plans to adjust Sunday trade ban in order to stop shops registered as post offices from working on non-trading days. The bill clarifies that post services should be the “predominant activity” and specifies its definition. If trading is the predominant activity, the shop shoul...

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...