Job advertisements in the local press suggest that Russia’s hard discount operator Svetofor may soon begin operations in Poland. Czestochowa, in Silesia, appears to be the most likely location for the first outlet under the Mere banner used for its market entry in Germany late last year. Torgservis, Svetofor’s owner, had originally hinted at an entry in early 2018, when as many as 105 stores were mentioned as a target. At the time, it was believed the ultra-competitive nature of the discount space had deterred such a move.