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 nationwide network of medium-sized supermarkets located in close proximity to where customers live. Its grocery stores are open every day (except for non-trade Sundays) from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.1. The Dino network is one of the fastest growing retail grocery trade networks in Poland. At the end of June 2020 it consisted of 1,302 stores across Poland.
The Dino Group’s business model blends the advantages offered by the format of conveniently-located mid-sized supermarkets with the capability of rapidly opening new stores and offering an attractive assortment primarily entailing attractively-priced branded and fresh products.
Dino stores offer customers approximately 5 thousand stock keeping units (SKUs). Most of the SKUs are either fresh products or branded products, including a full range of groceries, household chemicals and cosmetics as well as small household articles and appliances. Every Dino store has a staffed meat counter, with the Agro-Rydzyna meat processing plant supplying high quality meat and cold cuts.
The Dino Group’s logistics network consists of five distribution centers located in Krotoszyn, Jastrowie, Wolbórz, Rzeszotary and Łobez. 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 June 2020 the Dino Group had 23.6 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.
1 Some stores are open for less than the standard working hours in connection with aligning their operation to local regulations.