News Article Globalworth office Poland retail Żabka
by Property Forum | Retail

Globalworth has entered into an agreement with Żabka for a number of Żabka Nano self-service stores to open in the company's office buildings in 2022. The first stores have already opened in buildings B and D of Quattro Business Park – a modern office complex in Kraków. The openings of Żabka Nano stores in office buildings represents the latest stage in the expansion of the largest chain of self-service stores in Europe, which already amounts to 41 outlets.

The launch of two maintenance-free Żabka Nano stores in Quattro Business Park expands the range of services and amenities available to the daily users and guests of the complex. They are also the first maintenance-free Żabka shops in an office building in Kraków.

 “Innovation is part of Globalworth’s DNA, which is why we have partnered with Żabka Future for our entire real estate portfolio in Poland. We are proud that our office buildings are among the first in the country to offer their users such a modern format as self-service Żabka Nano stores. This partnership also stems from our proactive approach to tenants and their needs – we talk to them, take their opinions into account and introduce solutions that make our office buildings even more attractive places to work", explains Weronika Maria Kuna, the asset management and leasing manager of Globalworth Poland, who is responsible for the commercialisation of the retail and service space in the company’s office buildings.

 “A fully autonomous self-service Żabka Nano store is an ideal proposition investors who want to offer modern services and innovative solutions to the tenants in their properties. We are delighted that together with Globalworth we will be able to offer the Żabka Nano concept in new locations – in office buildings and, in the near future, also in shopping centres. Our cooperation is guided by a common goal, i.e. simplifying the lives of customers and offering them convenient solutions thanks to the use of the latest technology”, says Paweł Grabowski, the director of maintenance-free solutions at Żabka Future.

Żabka Nano offer a range of approx. 400 products in Quattro Business Park. These include, among others, Żabka's own brands – such as Szamamm ready meals, Tomcio Paluch sandwiches, Foodini liquid snacks, Wycisk juices and lemonades, and freshly ground espresso coffee.

The Żabka Nano stores in the office complex in Kraków feature an innovative authorisation and payment method, which has been developed by Adyen. Each shop can be accessed with the use of a payment card, which the customer swipes against a terminal before entering Żabka Nano. Upon doing so, the door opens automatically. On their first visit, the customer provides their phone number and then receives an SMS with a purchase confirmation. Once the customer is inside, picking up the shopping itself takes just a moment – all that is required is to take the goods from the shelves and then leave. The camera system installed in the stores, by using machine learning algorithms, recognises the products removed from the shelves, calculates the final bill, and then automatically takes the payment from the card used to enter the Żabka Nano store. The system does not identify customers, nor does it store any images of them, which guarantees complete privacy and security.

The autonomous Żabka stores are the creation of the Żabka Future Business Incubator, which is dedicated to combining three elements: the management and research into innovations, transforming them into new products and services, and then unlocking their commercial potential.  There are now 41 Żabka Nano stores, in such locations as Gdańsk, Katowice, Kraków, Piaseczno, Plewiska, Poznań, Sopot, Warsaw and Wrocław.

Quattro Business Park is an office complex that comprises five buildings (A, B, C, D and FIVE) with a total area of ​​66,000 sqm. It is located in the north-eastern part of Kraków, at al. Gen. Bora-Komorowskiego 25, close to ​​the Rondo Polsad roundabout. One of the main advantages of the complex is its convenient access to a wide range of public transport along with easy access to the city’s main railway station and the airport. The employees and guests of Quattro Business Park also have access to underground and ground-level parking for 1,300 vehicles as well as the retail and services in the complex and its immediate vicinity. The complex has been awarded BREEAM environmental certification at the ‘Excellent’ level and is 100% powered from renewable energy sources.