In 2019, the value of food service in non-gastronomic outlets reached PLN 7.5bn (€1.8bn). And in 2020 it will reach PLN 8bn (€1.9bn).
Petrol stations account for the biggest chunk of food service in non-gastronomic outlets market, and PKN Orlen, which operates the largest chain of petrol stations in Poland, is the number one player. Its planned merger with Lotos will only strengthen its leadership position. Zabka, the convenience store chain, became the second largest player in 2019, overtaking Biedronka, the discount grocer.
The convenience store channel is where food service will grow at the fastest pace in 2019-2024, according to our forecasts, driven by the continued rapid store expansion of Zabka and by the ongoing modernisation of small grocery stores, which are being fitted with equipment for preparing coffee, hot dogs, etc.
Another factor supporting market growth is that more and more large-format grocers – discount chains, supermarket chains – are investing in gastronomic services, trialling or rolling out bistro concepts. Biedronka, Lidl, Netto, Polomarket, and Spar are some of the chains that have done so in recent months.
Shares of the five largest players in food service in non-gastronomic outlets in Poland