Zabka news

21 September 2016
The Polish government is suspending its newly introduced retail tax, the country’s finance minister, Pawel Szalamacha, advised on September 20. Law only came into effect earlier this month Under the law, which only came into effect on September 1st this year, retailers in Poland would pay 0.8% on monthly revenues between PLN 17m (€3.85m) and PLN 170m (€38.55m) and 1.4% on sales exceeding...
27 April 2016
In this update, we look at what happened at retailers across the region in the first quarter of 2016, including investment plans, online developments, merger & acquisition activity and changes at the top. INVESTMENT PLANS & NEW STORES Poland • Carrefour is to launch 150 new stores with a focus on the convenience channel and invest €61m in store modernisation in 2016. • Jerónimo ...
22 September 2015
We round up some of the latest ecommerce developments to watch from the region’s leading retailers including advancements in Poland, Romania and Hungary; Agrokor’s strategic online project and what’s happening in click & collect. This article was written by Harriet Cohen,  Senior Retail Analyst in IGD's international researc...
04 February 2015
Zabka and Carrefour will keep investing in the fast growing convenience channel in Poland. Zabka with ambitious plans Zabka has revealed ambitious plans to open 800 new stores in Poland in 2015. In total, Zabka’s owner investment fund Mid Europa plans to invest up to PLN2 bn (EUR488 m) in its expansion. The retailer is also in discussions to acquire six retail chains in the country. Zab...
12 June 2014
Eurocash is entering the Polish convenience store market to compete with Carrefour and Zabka. Eurocash to intensify competition in the convenience store market Eurocash is entering the Polish convenience store market, while gaining outlets with great locations in travel hubs and shopping malls. It will acquire 410 Inmedio convenience stores from the company HDS Polska owned by Lagardère Ser...
08 January 2014
Poland-based Zabka has announced that it is planning to open about 600 net new stores in 2014. Store growth to underpin increase in sales The retailer said that in 2013 added ‘ a record number of 460 stores ’, split across its two banners through the addition of 240 Zabka stores and 220 under the Freshmarket fascia. In the year ahead, though, it has said it wants to accelerate its store openi...
21 October 2013
While Netto and Zabka underline the growing presence of the country’s largest retail chains, Biedronka plans to accept mobile payments from 2014. Netto opens 300th store Dansk Supermarked-owned Netto has opened its 300th store in Poland. The 750 sq m store, which was opened in Kwidzyn, saw the retailer break through the landmark number. The retailer’s chief executive, Per Bank, recently highl...
01 October 2013
Poland-based Zabka has announced that it is aiming to complete three acquisitions by the end of 2013, which will add nearly 35 stores to its network. Strategy focused on expansion The acquisitions are part of Zabka’s previously announced strategy to add a further 400 stores in 2013 and its long term intention to operate 5,000 in the country by the end of 2017, up from 3,000 at the end of 2012...
07 February 2013
According to reports on portalspozywczy.pl, Poland-based convenience chain Zabka is trialling a new ranging strategy in 20 stores. Company set to increase visibility of private labels The report quotes Zabka’s president, Jacek Roszyk, as saying that the retailer is looking to increase its range of private label products to about 600, which would see them account for about 40% of the retaile...
16 January 2013
Zabka has announced that it will add a further 400 stores in 2013 as part of its aim to operate 5,000 in the country by the end of 2017, up from 3,000 at the end of 2012. Company to expand organically and through acquisitions To meet its target in 2013, Zabka said it would invest PLN1.5 billion in adding new stores under both the Zabka and Freshmarket brands. Expansion will come about both th...