Poland news

27 March 2020
In reaction to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Polish retailers and the government have started implementing several measures to slow the spread of infection. Retailers supporting health workers… Aldi has set aside staffed and self-service checkouts for health workers and public service employees only in all its stores. This will allow them to pay for their purchases without standing i...
18 March 2020
With ecommerce struggling to cope with high levels of demand, the physical store remains the main destination for many shoppers. Staff in stores are in direct contact with shoppers and so are at risk. It’s key to put these staff at the heart of your crisis management to protect them as they are paramount in providing food to people. Key points to consider In badly affected markets, su...
17 March 2020
Carrefour has launched a shop-in-shop concept for secondhand products. Meanwhile, Carrefour Poland has expanded its store numbers in 2020, while also launching an unstaffed store. Carrefour France launches new shop-in-shop format Carrefour has partnered with Cash Converters to launch a new shop-in-shop format, Carrefour Occasion. The format will enable shoppers to buy and sell secondhand it...
10 March 2020
France-based Auchan announced its 2019 full year results, saying revenue at its Retail division fell by 1.4%, at current exchange rates, to €45.8 bn. It noted that revenue had increased in nine countries where it operates stores, but declined in France and Russia. The numbers… By division, Auchan said its Retail had seen: Total sales: fell by 1.4%, at current exchange rates, to €45....
28 February 2020
Jerónimo Martins has announced plans to expand into three new countries with two of its banners: Biedronka and Hebe. Biedronka is anticipating entering Romania and Hebe is planning to enter Czech Republic and Slovakia, with the latter’s expansion planned for late 2020. The group claims it will invest €750m to reinforce its 2019 activity. Pingo Doce’s short term investment plans Portugal-bas...
12 February 2020
SPAR South Africa said group sales rose 5.4% to ZAR39.79 bn (US$2.67 bn) as part of a trading update covering the 18 weeks to 31 January 2020. The group noted it had been a ‘ challenging start to the year ’, with a relatively weak position across all the markets in which it operates. Growth driven by core business SPAR said its operations Southern Africa saw sales growth of 4.9%, with its c...
24 January 2020
France-based Carrefour said total sales, at constant exchange rates, rose 2.5% to €21.7 bn in its fourth quarter. Its performance in its home country, which were accentuated by market conditions, held back its overall growth, offsetting positive results in Europe, especially Spain, and Latin America, especially in Brazil. France: results affected by market conditions Carrefour reported tota...
22 January 2020
Jerónimo Martins has announced its preliminary sales results for 2019. The retailer revealed positive results across all countries where it operates; Colombia, Poland and Portugal. The retailer claims its strong preliminary sales growth provided it with the confidence to continue to drive forward and invest in 2020. Positive preliminary results Jerónimo Martins’ consolidated sales grew to €...
17 January 2020
The Polish grocery market looks like having a healthy year to come for shoppers. This is likely to come at the expense of retailers in the country, who will have to face up to on-going challenges. Some retailers, like Tesco, continue to struggle to halt their declining sales, while Biedronka and Lidl outgrow the competition and gain further share in the market. These developments are occurring...
09 January 2020
Tesco has delivered a solid performance in a challenging UK market and continued to progress major changes to its European and Asian operations. Headline LFL results     Q3: 13 weeks to 23 Nov   Christmas: 6 weeks to 4 Jan Combined: 19 weeks to 4 Jan UK -0.4 +0.1 -0.2 ROI +2.0 +1.9 ...