Poland news

01 August 2019
Jerónimo Martins’ group net sales increased 10.3%, with like-for-like (LFL) sales up 7.8% in Q2, enhanced by the Easter calendar effect. Consolidated sales in first half of 2019 increased 5.7% to €8.9 bn, 3.9% contributed by its LFL performance. Positive sales performance Positive Q2 results were seen across the company, influenced by the calendar change relating to Easter and intense promo...
26 July 2019
Carrefour continued to spotlight the positive effect of its strategic initiatives as it announced its Q2 results, which showed an acceleration in group like-for-like sales growth. The retailer said like-for-like sales growth was 3.9% in Q2, versus 3.2% in Q1, driven by its supermarkets and convenience stores in France and operations in Eastern Europe and Latin America. Hypermarkets hold back p...
23 July 2019
Les Mousquetaires Poland has said its new strategy is helping it to win in the country. In the first half of the year the company said it generated turnover of PLN3.72 bn (US$981.7m), a rise of 5% on 2018’s figure. Broad based growth seen at the company Les Mousquetaires Poland said it had generated a turnover of PLN2.5 bn (US$659.8m) at its Intermarché banner and PLN1.2 bn (US$316.7m) at B...
25 June 2019
As Carrefour’s chief executive, Alexandre Bompard, says the retailer is not planning to exit any further countries, and its country operations in Belgium and Poland expand their offer, we round up news for the retailer. Bompard: no plans for more market exits… Bompard, in an interview with BFM Business TV, has said the retailer has no plans to exit more countries, following the sale of an...
21 June 2019
Frisco.pl reported a 37% increase in sales in 2018 to reach PLN96.5m (US$25.6m). This continues the double-digit growth rates it has been reporting since 2015. The pure online retailer is set to grow at above the rate for the channel, which we estimate to be around 15% between 2019 and 2023. Frisco.pl is far from profitability, but it is getting there Sales performance is illustrating gro...
28 May 2019
Tesco’s loss-making operation in Poland has been a drag on the retailer’s profitability in central Europe. Tesco Poland has managed to turn around its profitability via its three-year transformation programme, which has helped boost regional profit in 2018. Tesco has done this by reorganising its logistical and store operations to introduce cost efficiencies and offer shoppers lower prices, which...
22 May 2019
Dino Polska reported a 22.7% year-on-year growth in revenue to reach PLN1,560m (US$406m) in the first quarter of 2019. This comes off the back of a robust growth strategy to improve its trading position with suppliers and effective in-store initiatives to attract store footfall. Retailer continues with dynamic growth rate… The retailer grew faster than the market of around 5.5% in Q1 2019...
22 May 2019
Over the last 12 months, Lidl has expanded its online presence from four countries to 11, including grocery ecommerce operations in five countries. With the discounter accelerating its online expansion we look in-depth at its presence across Europe and the US. Lidl’s online presence Since the beginning of 2019, Lidl has launched grocery ecommerce operations in three countries and a non-gr...
14 May 2019
We visited Kaufland stores in Krakow, Poland, to look at its latest developments in the country. We were impressed by the initiatives it was taking to create a more relevant range for shoppers and to help it differentiate itself from the competition. 1. Retailer partnering with start-ups to develop new products Kaufland allocated a gondola-end for new product developments from several start...
25 April 2019
Lidl is the second largest retailer in Poland, making it one of only a few markets where it ranks in the top three. Biedronka, the market leader, is also a discounter, meaning that Lidl must be more innovative and competitive than in many other countries. We recently visited several Lidl stores in Poland. In this article we highlight five things we liked and were impressed with. 1. Extensive r...