not really "chavs" more for normal families, for example, it sells all the top shoe brands,just cheaper,or cricket or ski gear at reasonable prices.
Have you seen Mike Ashley, though? ;)
Nah, it's just not a fair comparison to compare InterSport in Poland to Sports World - the two are pitched completely differently. Try getting someone in Sports World to help you with anything, then compare to InterSport in Poland - it's a world of difference.
(used to use Sports World all the time for things like cheap footballs and pool cue chalk...)
How can you say that is comparing apples with oranges. It's like for like.
How on earth can you compare a high-end sports shop with a store that packs in clothes/equipment and provides **** all customer service? It's just not comparable - Sports World is downmarket, Intersport is upmarket.
Personally I would quite like to set up shop in Poland. I quite like the place really but I was advised it might not be safe to do so.
Not safe? Who advised you that?
No-one is going to bother you in Poland if you open a clothes shop. I suspect the fact that you don't speak the language (and seem to be afraid of foreigners) is clouding your judgement. In fact, the only threat to you is your money before you realise how different Poland is.
You do realise that the UK is also exceptionally expensive for certain brands that you can buy in the USA for peanuts? It's swings and roundabouts - different countries pitch products at different prices. As I said - Zara is a great example - it's a downmarket brand in Spain, but middle market in Poland and the UK. But there's certainly no cartel here - or at least - nothing that doesn't exist in the UK as well.
Just maybe, instead of blaming imaginary cartels and suchlike, you should look at what the brand owners think? Perhaps they don't want their products to be sold cheaply in Poland?
Sorry, but you don't speak the language and don't live here - you haven't got a clue. By the way, if you want to speak of cartels - perhaps you might want to ask the supermarkets in the UK about milk prices.