Poland news

23 January 2019
France-based Carrefour said total sales, at constant exchange rates and including VAT, fell by 0.8% (excluding various accounting changes) in the fourth quarter to €23.0bn. A better than expected result in France, where like-for-likes fell by only 0.1%, was aided by its performance in Latin America, but hindered by continued weakness in Europe, excluding France, and Asia. France: hypermarkets’...
18 January 2019
We round up the latest news from Carrefour Poland. The retailer has formed partnerships with petrol station operators and shopping channel Szopi.pl to extend its reach. Separately, Carrefour is rolling out self-service checkouts to its franchise convenience stores. Carrefour partners with petrol station operators… In September 2018, Carrefour launched a new franchise store concept for owner...
15 January 2019
All the group’s banners performed well in FY 2018, with positive sales increases, according to the retailer’s preliminary sales figures. Biedronka, Pingo Doce and Recheio strengthened their value propositions and continued to gain market share, whilst Ara continues to expand in Columbia. Group net sales grew 6.5% to €17.3bn in FY 2018, despite 21 fewer trading days in Poland. FY 2018 performan...
10 January 2019
Tesco has hailed 12 consecutive quarters of LFL growth and delivered robust Christmas figures in the UK. Headline LFL results   Q3: 13 weeks to 24 Nov Christmas: 6 weeks to 5 Jan UK +0.7 +2.2 ROI -0.2 +0.3 Booker +11.0 +6.7 UK & ROI +1.9 +2.0 ...
07 January 2019
Pedro Soares Dos Santos, Jeronimo Martins Group CEO, disclosed Biedronka’s strategy for 2019 and the medium term, in an interview with Business Insider Polska. The retailer will focus on fresh food, food-to-go, and how to recover lost sales caused by the new Sunday trading law. We look at these strategies and their implications on its stores and suppliers. Fresh food sales to increase to 70% s...
17 December 2018
Lithuania-based Maxima has acquired its third Polish retailer, Sano, and will complete the merger in early 2019. This follows the acquisition of Emperia Holding, which owns the Stokrotka brand, in May 2018. Sano acquisition is a strategic move to develop online Sano operates 36 stores in north western Poland and operates an ecommerce site. It is reported to generate revenue worth PLN304m (€...
17 December 2018
Lidl shoppers in Poland can now use the BLIK app to pay for their shopping. Mobile payment is a common feature amongst Poland’s top retailers. Auchan, Biedronka and Zabka have previously enabled the BLIK app to be used in their stores, with others using competing platforms, such as Apple Pay and Google Pay. BILIK payment by code The app gives a shopper a code to enter into the card payment ...
11 December 2018
As Carrefour phases out the Easy banner in Belgium, commits to reducing its private label packaging in Poland and expands in Romania, we round up news from the retailer. Carrefour Belgium to rebrand Easy as Express Carrefour will rebrand its 12 Easy stores in Belgium to the Express banner. Spokesperson Baptiste Van Outryve said, “We had previously stopped the expansion of Easy. After the a...
05 December 2018
We look at how Ahold Delhaize-owned Albert Heijn is making its private label chocolate traceable, while Carrefour Poland forms a coalition to promote organic farming. Albert Heijn invests in traceability Albert Heijn has partnered with Switzerland-based chocolate maker Barry Callebaut to make its private label chocolate traceable. The partnership reflects the growing interest in ethical sou...
27 November 2018
Netherland-based, variety discounter Action has experienced strong growth over the last 12 months. As part of the quarterly results announcement from Action’s private equity owners, 3i, the company revealed sales had been driven by the opening of 257 new stores and the relocation/refurbishing of a further 50 during the year to 30 September 2018. The new stores use some of the updated layout...