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Poland's Żabka Updates Management Structure

Polish retailer Żabka has implemented a number of changes to its organisational structure since the beginning of 2021.

The new structure sees the group put its main focus on the areas of store chain management, development, and strategy, with the aim of concentrating responsibilities in clearly defined and specialised teams.

Changes to the organisational structure include the introduction of two units covering different aspects of the business.

Żabka Polska will cover trade in stores, and will be responsible for the advancement of the supply chain and other elements related to the stores in the chain. This unit will be managed by Adam Manikowski, the vice president of the management board.

The second unit is Żabka Future, which is responsible for the future development of the group's businesses as well as tech integration. Tomasz Blicharski, vice president of the management board, will be in charge of this unit.

Strategy

Three separate teams will manage the strategy area of the business.

The consumer strategy team will manage the company's development through the creation of consumer and commercial strategies such as brand and private label strategy, as well as developing strategy for responsible and sustainable ESG development.

The personnel strategy team will be responsible for the HR strategy, development of the company's culture, and competencies of all teams.

Finally, the financial strategy team will ensure economic security, and provide financial service and analytical support for Żabka's operational activities.

Each manager of a team will report to the president of the management board Tomasz Suchański.

The retailer hopes that the new organisation model will not only allow for effective development of the chain of stores, but also enable wider opportunities for innovation within the brand.

© 2021 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Conor Farrelly. Click subscribe to sign up to ESM: The European Supermarket Magazine.

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