Dino Polska S.A., a Polish grocery store network, will supply its supermarkets with environmentally friendly sun-derived electricity. Photovoltaic panels will be installed on new and existing Dino stores alike.
Initially, Dino Polska intends to mount photovoltaic panels on the roofs of 400 Dino stores throughout Poland. After the completion of this phase, scheduled for early 2021, the total capacity of the photovoltaic panels installed by the company will reach approx. 14 megawatts (MW), which will enable Dino Polska to generate an estimated 14 GWh of clean solar electricity per year. This capital expenditure will enable the company to reduce its demand for conventional energy, thereby contributing to a reduction in the volume of emissions of harmful substances into the atmosphere by approx. 11 thousand tons of CO2 equivalent per year.
“Our intention is to meet the expectations of our customers. This applies not only to the development of Dino’s product offering based on high-quality fresh products but also to rising up to global challenges and executing projects aimed at combating climate change,” says Szymon Piduch, CEO of Dino Polska S.A.
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Dino is a Polish network consisting of medium-sized grocery supermarkets located close to customers’ places of residence that is one of the fastest growing networks on the overall retail grocery market in Poland. Dino’s network consists of 1,113 stores (data as at 30 September 2019).
The Dino Group’s business model combines the advantages of the medium-sized supermarket format situated in convenient locations for customers with the ability to open new stores quickly and an attractive product range, comprising primarily branded and fresh products at competitive prices.
Dino stores offer their customers approx. 5,000 stock keeping units (SKUs), mostly well-known branded products and fresh products. The Dino Group offers its key products at prices similar to the largest grocery retail networks in Poland. Every Dino store has a fresh meat counter with customer service staff. The Agro-Rydzyna meat processing plant supplies high quality meat and cold cuts.
The Dino Group’s logistics network consists of four distribution centers located in Krotoszyn, Jastrowie, Wolbórz and Rzeszotary. Its geographic range makes it possible to deliver fresh products to all of the stores in Dino’s network every day of the week.
At the end of September 2019, the Dino Group had 19.4 thousand employees.
The Company has been listed on the main floor of the Warsaw Stock Exchange since April 2017. Dino Polska S.A. is majority-owned by Polish capital.