Empik store in Warsaw city centre
|Number of locations||134 in Poland, 23 in Ukraine (as of 2009)|
|Area served||Poland, Ukraine|
|Key people||Olaf Szymanowski, CEO|
|Parent||NFI Empik Media & Fashion|
Empik (stylised as empi̓k), is a Polish commercial chain selling books, international press and media products (like films, music, computer software etc.) The chain also owns a photo company, Empik Foto, as well as a foreign language school, Empik School.
EMPiK got its start during Poland's communist period as Klub Międzynarodowej Prasy i Książki (International Book and Press Club). In 1991 it was taken over by Jacek Dębski, Janusz Romanowski (a former reserve police officer) and Yaron Bruckner, and given its current name. While initially it was partially owned by the Polish state, in 1994 it was sold completely by the State Treasury to Bruckner's Eastbridge N.V.. In May 2009 EMPiK had 134 stores in Poland and 23 stores in Ukraine.
- From Polish Wikipedia
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