In line with its strategy the Dino grocery store network continued its geographic rollout in 2021 by opening 343 new stores across the country. As a result, the network numbered 1,815 stores at the end of 2021, and annual sales climbed 32%.
The opportunity Dino stores offer to do shopping conveniently and quickly coupled with its extensive and attractive product assortment are inclining more and more consumers to choose Dino as the store where they do their daily shopping. In 2021 consumers made more than 1.1 million purchases a day on average in our stores, up by more than 30% from 2020.
“Every day we strive to serve consumers even better and satisfy their tastes to an even greater degree. This is producing results not only in terms of the number of visits but also in the value of purchases made in Dino stores. In 2021 like-for-like sales, i.e. in stores that have been in operation for more than a year grew 12.4%”, says Izabela Biadała, Management Board Member of Dino Polska S.A.
Like-for-like sales growth combined with rapid network rollout has led to Dino Polska’s overall sales growing by 32% to PLN 13.4 billion.
The expansion of logistics has proceeded in parallel as the number of Dino stores has risen. The Company opened two new distribution centers: in Sieroniowice in the Opole region and in Sierpc in the Masovia region. At the end of 2021, it had a total of 7 distribution centers, providing for superior timeliness in the deliveries of food products and their full availability in Dino stores.
Dino Polska’s total development capital expenditures were PLN 1.35 billion last year. Over the last 5 years, they totaled PLN 4.4 billion. This has made it possible to create 6.6 thousand new jobs in 2021 and 21.8 thousand new jobs in the last 5 years. At the end of 2021, the Dino Group employed 32.4 thousand employees.
“These numbers place us among the most active business entities in Poland”, says Michał Krauze, Management Board Member of Dino Polska S.A.
Last year was also a period of proecological activities in the Dino Group. Investments were carried out to ratchet up the percentage of energy from renewable sources in the Dino Polska Group’s overall electricity consumption. 440 stores were outfitted with PV panels as part of these investments. At the end of 2021, the network had 800 such installations with a total capacity of 29 MW, enabling it to generate more than 5 times more solar power than in the corresponding period of the previous year. 2022 should also accrue further significant growth in this area in parallel with the ongoing geographic expansion of the Dino store network.
“Our goal is to maintain the high pace of growth in 2022. We perceive a strong-felt need among consumers who want to do their daily shopping close to their places of residence in stores they trust and stores that offer complete availability and recurring high product quality. This motivates us to do our jobs, and the outcome should be opening more Dino stores than in 2021”, says Michał Krauze, Management Board Member of Dino Polska S.A.
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