The Polish chain of cake shops and coffee houses A. Blikle has performed well in 2015. Over the year to date it has already signed nine leases for new premises and added seven locations to its chain, most of which in Q4 2015. Cushman & Wakefield, a global real estate services firm, is the exclusive advisor of A. Blikle in its expansion.
The number of A. Blikle establishments has increased by approximately 25% this year. In 2015 it has opened cake shops or coffee houses in the largest shopping centres and the medium-sized schemes such as Galeria Mokotów, Manufaktura, Silesia City Center, Poznań City Center, Galeria Łódzka, Galeria Warszawa Wileńska and Ferio Wawer. A. Blikle has also announced new openings scheduled for early 2016 in Stary Browar and Pasaż Łódzki.
Cushman & Wakefield is responsible for representing A. Blikle in Poland. This involves looking for new store locations, negotiations of lease renewals and development of its expansion strategy in the country.
Michał Wólczyński, Managing Director of A. Blikle, said: “In addition to expanding its distribution network A. Blikle is also revitalizing the structure and quality of its product portfolio and repositioning its brand. It has just launched an image campaign ‘A. Blikle – A Taste of Nature’ and its famous doughnuts have been made with 100% natural ingredients for a couple of days now. It’s just a beginning of upcoming changes.”
Agnieszka Łukaszuk-Czernaj, a senior negotiator in the Retail Department of Cushman & Wakefield, said: “A. Blikle has made a strong presence on the market this year by opening new establishments and stands in very attractive locations across Poland. It is a beginning of the company’s active expansion and we are glad to be able to support it in this process.”