Shopping center through lens of main super and hypermarket operators in Poland


Shopping centers where visits are driven by food offer make up 25% of the Polish market. More than 150 shopping centers were opened 15 years ago or even earlier and require modernization. Some of them will be reconstructed and extended, with focus on reduction of super or hypermarket space and implementation of innovations and new technologies in order to better adapt the offer to growing aspirations of customers and consumers. This phenomenon is well known to such companies as Immochan or Carrefour, which for a few years now have been investing extensively in their own Innovation Hubs. In the nearest future they will lead and determine the direction of changes for the shopping centers where visits are driven by food offer.

We invite you to a meeting dedicated to current role of food operators (super and hypermarkets, discount stores, delicatessens, minimarkets and other types of retail) in shopping centers. How will a modern shopping space look, i.e. Carrefour or Auchan? How does the strategy of Lidl or Biedronka affect the rate of changes happening in the market? How do food retail chains affect shopping and eating habits of Poles? What are main parameters of business efficiency at main food retail chains in Poland (footfall and turnover)? Which services and technologies will be implemented in shopping centers and over what period of time? What are the trends and phenomena occurring in Western countries and most importantly in Asia, to which everyone tends to look to more and more often? We will answer these questions and more soon.

“From a different perspective” is a cycle of meetings organized by Retail Institute which present a fresh view on the retail sector – through the lens of ambitious retail and service chains which aspire to become trendsetters determining today the future role and function of shopping centers.