In the centre of Poznań, we opened a unique Żabka Eko Smart. In one store, we integrated more than a dozen ecological solutions and advanced technologies in order to experience, on the ground, what the commerce of the future may look like – together with customers, employees and franchisees.
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.
Breakthrough technology debuts at Żabka
One of the world’s first perovskite installations has been installed at Żabka Eko Smart. This is a groundbreaking, highly efficient photovoltaic technology that generates green energy from both sunlight and artificial light. It was used for the shutters on one wall of the building and for the price display strips installed on the merchandise shelves to save 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: