Polish Retail Disappearing

Changing Trends

Changing Trends

Each year Polish consumers spend increasingly more money on FMCG products. In 2007-2012 sales of FMCG increased by 8% and in 2012 amounted to PLN 196 million. However, along with the development of the Polish market, a decrease of 6% is expected with the greatest benefits to be seen in discount stores and supermarkets. It is expected that the number of shops which amounted to 94,000 in 2012 will fall to approximately 85,000 in 2018; after which the number of shops conducting traditional trade will fall by 3% annually, whereas shops using modern forms of retailing will increase by 6%. The number of shops per capita in Poland is much greater than in Western Europe and amounts to 2.5 shops per 1,000 inhabitants. In Germany, Great Britain, Spain and France this figure oscillates around the 0.5 mark.

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