Salaries in Poland are on the rise. In December 2017 the average gross salary was 4973.73 zloty, an increase of approximately 350 zloty – over 7 per cent – on December 2016.
Poland’s proximity supermarket sector continues to expand. In December 2017, Emerging Europe reported that the Lithuanian Maxima Group had signed an investment agreement to acquire Stokrotka, a chain of 410 convenience stores in Poland. Carrefour Express, Delikatesy Centrum, Żabka and Dino have all increased their market share over the past several years. The latter added 147 new stores to its network in 2017 alone. Continue reading Polish Convenience Store Sector Booms
Five ministers dismissed and a brand new ministry set up — these are the results of the Polish government reshuffle announced on January 9. The two most controversial ministers to lose their jobs are Antoni Macierewicz, who’s been unsuccessfully trying to solve the Smolensk crash mystery, and Jan Szyszko, the infamous minister of the environment who decided to increase logging in the primeval Białowieża Forest.