Żabka Eko Smart stores are a laboratory for ecological innovation enriched with smart solutions. Inside, we combine the latest environmentally friendly solutions and advanced technologies to see, together with customers, employees and franchisees, what the commerce of the future could look like.
The very way in which Żabka Eko Smart was created minimises the environmental footprint. The tiles on the walls come from recycling – we used coffee grounds and coffee husks. We replaced the polyurethane foam in fridge insulation with natural hemp seed fibre. There are also features that encourage customers to return packaging or promote the bicycle as a means of transport. Intelligent systems watch over ventilation, air conditioning and energy consumption – some of which the store itself produces, with the rest coming from 100% renewable sources. Responsibility and sustainability are in the DNA of this project.
Step by step towards the climate goal
The new store is part of Żabka Group’s Responsibility Strategy. Its essential element is a concern for the environment (including achieving climate neutrality by the end of 2025 and reducing in-store emissions intensity by 70% by the end of 2026).
Żabka Eko Smart is another step towards fulfilling our commitment to the climate and future generations.
In Warsaw, on Lewandów Street, we have launched the first store 100% powered by green energy.
The launch of Żabka Smart on Półwiejska Street in Poznań, where new technological solutions are being tested to improve the work of franchisees.
We are merging and enhancing both projects – Żabka Eko Smart, located in Poznań at 2 Powstańców Wielkopolskich Street, is being launched.
The second Żabka Eko Smart is launched in Łódź. Locations in other Polish cities are planned.
Breakthrough technology debuts at Żabka
The Żabka Eko Smart in Poznań uses one of the world’s first perovskite installations. This breakthrough, highly efficient photovoltaic technology generates green energy from sunlight and artificial light. It was used for the shutters on one of the walls of the building and the price display strips installed on the shelves with merchandise, which saves paper.
Eko + Smart = solutions of the future
The technologies used in Żabka Eko Smart come mainly from Polish manufacturers. 14 innovative companies and laboratories worked together with the Żabka team. Together, we have created an innovative store of the future, and we were among the first in the world to apply some of the ideas. “Eko” and “Smart” solutions are focused on four pillars: Green Energy, Clean Air, Green Transport and Second Life.
01 Green energy
The energy that Żabka Eko Smart uses comes from 100% renewable sources. We make sure that every kilowatt hour is used optimally.
02 Clean air
We try to limit the amount of particulates and harmful substances that end up in the atmosphere, using, for example, plants in the vertical garden and special dust-absorbing cobblestones.
03 Second life
Because it is better to reuse rather than produce new ones.
04 Green transport
The bicycle is the most environmentally friendly means of transport. We want to make life easier for those who have decided to choose green transport to get to our stores.
05 Responsible products
Motivated by our concern for the state of our planet, we are continually introducing items whose production has a lesser impact on the environment. These can be found in all Żabka stores. We are showing that what is good for the climate can also be good for customers and have a positive impact on their health and eating habits: