The Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) has received a request from Kaufland to take over five Tesco stores. The stores are located in Warsaw, Krakow, Wroclaw, Gdansk and Lublin.
Kaufland goes shopping
On 30 August 2019, the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) received applications from Kaufland Markety Polska regarding the acquisition of part of the property of Snowfinch and Zodiac companies. It concerns the acquisition of property in the form of rights and obligations to five retail areas currently used by Tesco. Kaufland intends to take over large-format Tesco stores located in Krakow at Wielicka Street, Wroclaw at Dluga Street, Gdansk at Cienista Street, Warsaw at Stalowa Street and Lublin at Orkana Street.
Number of Tesco stores in Poland shrinks
The number of Tesco stores in Poland is decreasing year by year. Last year was a record year in this respect – 62 Tesco stores disappeared from the market. According to PMR’s analysis, Tesco currently has about 350 stores, while in 2015 their number was nearly 100 more. Apart from closing the stores, Tesco decided to reduce the area of selected hypermarkets. Kaufland, in turn, increased the number of stores by several locations compared with 2015 and currently has 212 stores in Poland.