Poland news

27 November 2018
Carrefour Poland has opened its first Media Markt electronics corner inside one of its hypermarkets, according to reports by Wiadomosci Handlowe. The retailer will open a dozen shop-in-shops initially, with the view to opening more if successful. The Media Markt corner is 800 sq. m… The first Media Markt corner has been opened in a Carrefour hypermarket in the Warsaw Wilenska shopping centr...
20 November 2018
France-based Auchan has launched a new augmented reality (AR) Christmas app in eight countries. Meanwhile, Auchan Spain has added a chatbot, which uses artificial intelligence (AI), to help customers with their online orders. Auchan rolls out AR Christmas app… Auchan France has created a new app, ‘Auchan Kids’, in collaboration with start-up Vertical. The app uses AR and focuses on children...
20 November 2018
In March 2018, Sunday trading laws came into effect and reduced the trading period by 13 days. We had a look how various retailer reacted with several solutions to recoup the lost Sundays. Friday and Saturday promotions heat up Biedronka and Lidl both are attracting shoppers with discounts on Fridays and Saturdays to recoup lost trading on Sundays. Biedronka began with a ‘no VAT’ promotion ...
12 November 2018
We complete our review of the trends from the Central and Eastern Europe: outlook for 2018 presentation with the third and final trend;  Retailers trialing digital solutions. Retailers test in-store retail innovations and invest in online Retailers across the CEE are investing in digital retail solutions and develop presence in the online channel or optimise in-store operations....
05 November 2018
Following the article where we looked at the first two trends shaping Central and Eastern Europe’s grocery retail market, we are going to review the next two trends - Build trust with organic and local ranges and Healthy living, healthy eating focus. Build trust with organic and local ranges Retailers look to build shopper trust in private label by investing their ranges. They are ad...
31 October 2018
Group net and services sales grew 7.3% to reach €12.8bn in 9M 2018, with (like-for-like) sales up 3.4% compared up 9M 2017. All banners performed well and reinforced their market shares in the context of positive consumer environments and low food inflation. For FY 2018 CAPEX is expected at €700 to €750M, covering store network expansion and remodellings. 9M 2018 Performance by banner ...
30 October 2018
We look at how Carrefour is focusing on convenience, digital and store modernisation across its European operations. Poland continues its modernisation strategy Carrefour Poland has completed the modernisation of eight stores since the beginning of 2018. The retailer has updated stores in Olkusz, Ostrowiec, Plock, Starachowice and Torun. It plans to remodel stores in Biala Podlaska and Zamo...
25 October 2018
In the beginning of 2018 we laid out some of the trends to shape Central and Eastern Europe’s (CEE) grocery retail market . As we near the end of the year we review them. In the first part we highlight some of the examples that confirm our first two trends - Discounters flex new store sizes and Building shopping destination. Discounters flex new store sizes Discounters in CEE are diver...
18 October 2018
Carrefour Poland has reintroduced its ‘Crazy 5’ pricing promotion and launched a new health app for children. Investing in pricing… Carrefour Poland has reintroduced the ‘Crazy 5’ promotion to its hypermarkets, supermarkets and Rast stores. The offer, though, is only available to loyalty cardholders. After purchasing from Carrefour on five occasions shoppers receive an e-voucher up to the v...
15 October 2018
We look at recent news from Auchan, Jerónimo Martins-owned Biedronka and Carrefour and their operations in Poland. Auchan appoints new president Auchan Poland has announced the appointment of Gerard Gallet as its new president. Gallet will replace former chairman and president, Francois Colombié, who retired on 1 September 2018. Auchan Poland’s board has also changed and will include: ...