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Shopee is ending its operations in Poland. The Asian e-commerce platform, which debuted in Poland in 2021, intends to focus on operations in other regions of the world.

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We regret to inform you that the Shopee Poland platform will cease operations on 13 January 2023 at 23:59.

Orders placed before this date are expected to be processed according to standard procedures, support and handling of placed orders will continue. The company does not give official reasons for the closure. According to the Wirtualne media portal, employees were communicated that the decision was related to "high uncertainty about the macroeconomic situation" and a change in strategy to focus on Asia and South and Central America, where the platform has a stronger position.

In October 2022, layoffs began at Shopee's Polish division, which the company declared was part of "optimising operational efficiency at a global level" and involved less than 10 pct of employees.

As of August 2022, Shopee was leasing space in the Warsaw Unit office building at Rondo Daszyńskiego.

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Investment & finance

Poland Interpierre buys Bolero

schedule 08 February 2023
Opr./edited by ANZ

Real Management has closed the sale of the modern office and technology building Bolero Office Point 2, located at ul. Równoległa 4 in Warsaw. The building has been acquired by Interpierre Europe Centrale managed by PAREF Gestion.

Green projects

Poland .Ktw II is excellent

schedule 08 February 2023
Opr./edited by ANZ

.Ktw II office building, developed by TDJ Estate, has been certified BREEAM at the Excellent level. The document is the final assessment of the investment's environmental impact. The building achieved a score of 80.6 pct.

Investment & finance

Polska Livos debuts, Catella is moving out

schedule 08 February 2023
Opr./edited by JC

With the acquisition of 63 residential units in Warsaw's Zlota 44 residential tower, German corporate group Livos has made its debut on the Polish real estate market. The seller, Catella Residential Investment Management, has thus withdrawn from the Polish market.

Investment & finance

Poland Half a billion loan for Varso Place

schedule 07 February 2023
Opr./edited by ANZ

A consortium of four banks has granted HB Reavis a EUR 475 mln loan to refinance its Varso Place development in the centre of Warsaw – the largest transaction of its kind in the history of the Polish real estate market.

Sitting down

Poland Sitting down with… Arkadiusz Rudzki

schedule 07 February 2023
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It is our pleasure to invite you to listen to the first episode of the fourth season of our ‘Sitting Down With…’ chats. This time, Arkadiusz Rudzki of Skanska Commercial Development Europe is the guest of our podcast.

Warehouse & industrial

Poland MLP increases occupancy rates

schedule 07 February 2023
Opr./edited by ANZ

Last year MLP Group recorded very good results as regards contracts signed with tenants. During the period, the developer of modern logistics facilities leased in approx. 240,000 sqm of space. The largest number of contracts were signed at the MLP Pruszków II park near Warsaw and MLP Poznań West. This year the level of commercialisation is planned to go up by about 20 pct.

Warehouse & industrial

CZECH REPUBLIC Emons chooses Sázava Logistics Park for 2nd hub

schedule 07 February 2023
Opr./edited by NN

German logistics company Emons has leased more than 6,000 sqm in Sázava Logistics Park, which is situated off the D1 motorway near Ostředek, about 45 km southeast of central Prague.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND Kucera to open hub in Panattoni Pruszków V

schedule 07 February 2023
Opr./edited by NN

Kucera Logistics Group has leased almost 3,300 sqm of warehouse and office space at Panattoni Park Pruszków V near Warsaw for a new distribution centre.

Warehouse & industrial

Poland Green light for Gdynia City Logistics

schedule 06 February 2023
Opr./edited by ANZ

A new urban warehouse facility, Gdynia City Logistics, developed by Torus, under the banner of Torus Logistics, and in cooperation with BTV Real Estate, will be built in Gdynia. The investment has just received a decision on development conditions.

Warehouse & industrial

Poland Kajima Poland to redevelop City Point Targówek

schedule 06 February 2023
Opr./edited by ANZ

Peakside Capital Advisors has selected Kajima Poland as the general contractor for the phase I redevelopment of the City Point Targówek urban logistics park. Demolition work is currently underway. The handover of the first building to tenants will take place this year.

Investment & finance

Poland Patron Capital and 7R sell in Goleniów

schedule 06 February 2023
Opr./edited by ANZ

Patron Capital, the European investor focused on property-backed investments, in partnership with 7R, a developer specializing in the construction of warehouses, have announced the sale of an approximately 30,000 sqm logistics asset in Goleniów to an undisclosed institutional investor for EUR 22 mln.

Investment & finance

Europe Growth and investment in innovation

schedule 06 February 2023
Opr./edited by ANZ

Drooms has surveyed 229 real estate experts in Europe on their predictions for 2023. According to the research real estate professionals anticipate business growth despite high interest rates and growing inflation. Over 37 pct of real estate companies in Europe expect revenues to increase this year.

Warehouse & industrial

Poland Regesta expands in Tricity

schedule 06 February 2023
Opr./edited by JC

Regesta has signed a lease for 7,000 sqm of warehouse and office space in Panattoni Park Gdańsk West II for its first warehouse in northern Poland. The company provides road haulage and domestic and international forwarding services.

Property and Facility Management

Czech Republic Atrium Flora managed by Cushman & Wakefield 

schedule 03 February 2023
Opr./edited by ANZ

Cushman & Wakefield took over the management of Atrium Flora in Prague’s Vinohrady district, a shopping centre owned by G City Europe.

Eurobuild FM

Poland Piotr Trzciński on the Polish investment market (Eurobuild FM)

schedule 02 February 2023
Eurobuild CEE

We are delighted to inform you that we are starting the fifth series of the Eurobuild FM podcast channel! Our first guest, Piotr Trzciński of Savills Investment Management, comments on the current situation and gives us his forecasts for the Polish investment market. 

Warehouse & industrial

Poland Work begins on Panattoni Łódź South II

schedule 02 February 2023
Opr./edited by ANZ

Panattoni has started construction work on Panattoni Park Łódź South II, which is to comprise 57,300 sqm and will be built in a single stage. The complex is to be BREEAM 'Excellent' certified.

Warehouse & industrial

Poland 7R Bydgoszcz ready for the next stage

schedule 02 February 2023
Opr./edited by ANZ

Polish warehouse developed 7R has leased out the entire first stage of 7R Park Bydgoszcz, which is now being prepared for expansion. The main tenant of the first phase is now Polish logistics operator Rohlig Suus Logistics, which has decided to lease another 3,000 sqm, bringing its premises in the park up to almost 16,500 sqm.

Investment & finance

WORLD Savills IM transacted EUR 3.6 bln in 2022

schedule 02 February 2023
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Savills Investment Management transacted more than EUR 3.6 bln globally in private real estate equity transactions in 2022, including EUR 3.1 bln in Europe and EUR 540 mln in Asia. The investment platform completed 112 transactions across 14 countries in 2022, including around EUR 2.1 bln of acquisitions and EUR 1.5 bln of disposals, resulting in a net investment of app. EUR 600 mln.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND OmniOffice to open in Warsaw Unit

schedule 01 February 2023
Opr./edited by NN

Polish serviced office operator OmniOffice has leased 3,090 sqm in Warsaw Unit from Ghelamco.

Investment & finance

POLAND Trigea buys second Panattoni park

schedule 01 February 2023
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Czech real estate investor Trigea nemovitostní fond has acquired City Logistics Wrocław II from Panattoni for an undisclosed sum.

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schedule 12 January 2023

This is the end

Shopee is ending its operations in Poland. The Asian e-commerce platform, which debuted in Poland in 2021, intends to focus on operations in other regions of the world.

schedule 22 September 2020

Wildberries now growing in Ukraine

Russia’s largest online retailer Wildberries has entered the Ukrainian market.

schedule 21 May 2020

Wildberries growing in April

POLAND Wildberries, the Russian online retailer that debuted on the Polish market in January, has revealed some of its initial Polish sales figures.

schedule 12 May 2020

Wildberries growing in Slovakia

SLOVAKIA Wildberries, Russia’s largest online retailer, has entered the Slovakian market. The company has also anounced that it is considering investing EUR 200 mln in the development of a distribution centre in the country.

schedule 18 March 2020

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POLAND Cushman & Wakefield is cautious about predicting how the coronavirus pandemic will change online shopping habits but notes that many Polish companies are expecting a massive increase in their online orders.

schedule 30 January 2020

How much CO2 does your fashion sense generate?

WORLD Online second had clothes store Thredup store has created a Fashion Footprint Calculator to calculate the carbon footprint of your purchasing habits.

schedule 04 October 2019

A thousand new DHL Parcel pick-up points

POLAND DHL Parcel will this year have opened 1,000 new locations for despatching and collecting courier parcels.

schedule 26 September 2019

Logistics firms feeling the heat from e-commerce

POLAND According to the recent ‘Supply Chain for E-commerce. How to Meet the Challenges’ report published by DHL Supply Chain, most logistics companies in the contract logistics sector have yet to implement a strategy for the online retail segment.

schedule 28 August 2019

E-commerce is still a big challenge

WORLD Majority of companies have failed to fully implement an e-commerce strategy despite recognizing its importance, according to DHL’s global survey of nearly 900 decision-makers responsible for logistics or supply chain management and e-commerce.

schedule 29 July 2019

Hebe hits the net

POLAND Drugstore chain Hebe has officially launched its online store. Orders across Poland are delivered by courier. In Warsaw, parcels can also be picked up free of charge also in a chosen Hebe store.

schedule 18 July 2019

Airbnb modifies its practices

EUROPE The European Commission has announced that, as a result of negotiations with Airbnb, the platform has improved and fully clarified the accommodation and pricing offered to consumers on its site so that its standards meet EU consumer law.

schedule 17 July 2019

Europe points its big guns at Amazon

EUROPE The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation to assess whether Amazon's use of sensitive data from independent retailers who sell on its marketplace is in breach of EU competition rules.

schedule 16 April 2019

Lidl goes online in Poland

POLAND Lidl is to launch an online store for Poland – lidl-sklep.pl.

schedule 23 January 2019

Chamber for e-commerce

POLAND The Polish Chamber of Digital Commerce (e-Izba) has set up the Retailers Group e-Chamber to support companies who operate in e-commerce and omnichannel sales or are planning to start a business in this sector.

schedule 05 November 2018

Polish online retailers looking to go global

POLAND Around 24 pct of Polish online retailers are currently considering foreign expansion claims the ‘The Challenges of E-commerce’ report prepared by the Kronenberg Foundation at Citi Handlowy.

schedule 26 September 2018

Shopping with a robot salesman

POLAND A Wrocław start-up has created a chatbot to sell and recommend goods to shoppers.

schedule 25 September 2018

Internet traders running up debt

POLAND According to BIG InfoMonitor data, the debts of e-commerce traders came to PLN 126 mln at the end of June this year, up 19 pct on the end of 2017.

schedule 14 September 2018

Zara reorganises online sales

WORLD The Zara store chain is to complete and send out online orders directly from its brick and mortar stores. The Spanish-based Inditex group, which owns the Zara brand, believes it can make online orders easier for shoppers by processing individual orders in their stores. Whenever a product is unavailable online, but can be found in stock at a local store, it can be ordered immediately with home delivery.

schedule 06 September 2018

True innovation from Marks & Spencer

WORLD Marks & Spencer has partnered with True, which operates in the new-tech segment, to focuses on innovation and digital transformation.

schedule 26 July 2018

Almost half of Poles yet to embrace e-commerce

POLAND According to this year’s ‘E-commerce in Poland. Gemius for e-Commerce Poland’ report by Gemius, 44 pct of Polish internet users have yet to make any purchases on the internet.

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