NG2 Is Poland's Footwear Superstar

The shoe store chain has been racing ahead since 1990 and is now the largest homegrown Polish retailer

As a former Polish national bicycling champion, Dariusz Milek understands the value of endurance. Joining a throng of aspiring Polish entrepreneurs after the fall of the Berlin Wall, in 1990 he bought a bankrupt shoe factory in Polkowice—a town of 22,000 near the German border—and began selling shoes to street vendors. Eighteen years later, his business, now known as NG2 (CCCC.WA), has pulled to the front of the pack in Polish retailing.

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