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Żabka stores in Poland - Is it a franchise?


cjjc 29 | 408  
1 Jan 2009 /  #1
Whilst I was in Poland I came to know and love Żabka but I am wondering if it is some kind of franchise? or something different?

:)
wildrover 98 | 4,451  
1 Jan 2009 /  #2
My friends parents have a shop with the Zabka sign over it , they own the shop , so i guess it must be a franchise thing...no doubt somebody here will tell you for sure....
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
1 Jan 2009 /  #3
The position is not clear in my eyes. All Żabka shops were supposed to be up for sale, there was a sign to that effect in the windows of the shops (Nov 2008). That seems to have passed and the position has returned to normal.

I'm with wildrover on this, I think it is a franchise but I'm not sure.
boydie  
3 Jan 2009 /  #4
Its similar to a franchise - the owners of the property work as agents for a bigger company called Zabka which supplies them with the food, beer and fags.

Zabka is now owned by a Czech private equity firm, before that was owned by a bloke called Switalski who is one of Poland's richest men and set up Biedronka in the 1990s.
OP cjjc 29 | 408  
3 Jan 2009 /  #5
Definative, Thanks.

:)

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