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  • An outbreak of Salmonella Reading infections linked to raw turkey products has been detected in 26 states and sickened at least 90 people, of which 40 have been hospitalized. Read more »

  • Maxima Grupė is starting the process of retail chains Stokrotka and Aldik in Poland integration. Aldik, which was acquired by the company in 2012, will be integrated into Stokrotka. Earlier this year, Maxima Grupė acquired Emperia Holding S.A. that operates Polish retail chain Stokrotka. The integration of both companies is planned to be completed this autumn. Read more »

  • At the Farnborough International Airshow, DHL Express announced today that the world’s leading international express service provider has placed an order for 14 Boeing 777 Freighters, which also includes options and purchase rights for 7 additional aircraft. The delivery of the first four planes is expected to be completed in 2019. Read more »

  • Mondelēz International, Inc. will release its second quarter 2018 financial results on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 4:05 p.m. ET and will host a conference call at 5:00 p.m. ET that day. Read more »

  • Carrefour is opening a new space in Alicante’s Mercado de Finestrat in which, once again, the company is demonstrating its commitment to creating new commercial concepts to enhance consumers’ purchasing experience. This street market will mean the direct creation of over 50 new jobs and offers a new place to dine, with five reference gourmet spaces from the restaurant sector to choose from.... Read more »

  • PURCHASE, N.Y., July 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In its latest Sustainability Report, released today, PepsiCo reported important progress in 2017 against each of the company's three focus areas – Products, Planet, and People – while also returning $6.5 billion in cash to shareholders during the same period. This progress advances PepsiCo's ongoing sustainability efforts across its operations,... Read more »

  • Dino Polska S.A. opened 74 new stores in H1 2018, compared to 49 in the same period of previous year. Its network numbered 849 stores at the end of June 2018 versus 677 stores one year ago. The selling area in the Dino stores is now 324,9 thousand square meters versus 257,1 thousand square meters a year ago. Read more »

  • In January 2017, global packaging and paper producer Mondi announced the expansion of its heavy-duty corrugated capabilities at the Mondi Simet plant near Poznań, Poland. On 20 June 2018, Mondi Simet opened its doors to international and local guests to unveil the expanded site and present the first figures of operation. The official event also comprised a greatly anticipated tour of the... Read more »

  • Eurocash has filed an application with the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) for an approval for concentration in connection with a planned acquisition of shares in Partner Sp. z o.o., based in Lipno. The company operates 26 Lewiatan-branded stores. Read more »

  • The Coca-Cola Company today announced it will release second quarter 2018 financial results on July 25 before the New York Stock Exchange opens. The release will be followed by an investor conference call at 8:30 a.m. ET on the same day to discuss the results. Read more »

  • Change at the top for Arla Foods UK

    Piątek, 22 czerwca 2018

    Arla Foods amba, the leading European dairy co-operative, has announced the departure of its UK Managing Director, Tomas Pietrangeli, who is leaving the company to become CEO of Danish retail group Dagrofa A/S. Pietrangeli will be replaced by Ash Amirahmadi, who is currently SVP - Sales for Arla Foods in the UK. Read more »

  • Personal hygiene products’ market has been steadily growing by some 3-4% per annum. Faster growth is experienced by its relatively new segment, namely home care products. In both cases the dominant trends to govern this market over the next years are innovation and environmental-friendliness. You might think that innovation in the production of cotton pads or swabs is limited. Quite the... Read more »

  • The Council of Imams of the Muslim League in Poland testified that 3 Topole Sp. z o.o. Sp. k. meet the requirements for the production and processing of the products in the Hala System. Read more »

  • Over 3 400 exhibitors and around 110 000 professional guests in 13 halls – that’s SIAL China 2018 expected statistics. Read more »

  • The positive decision of the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) brings Eurocash Group closer to finalising the transaction, as a result of which the leader in the wholesale distribution, who supports thousands entrepreneurs in Poland, will become the owner of a chain of 187 Mila supermarkets, located primarily in central Poland. This chain generated about PLN... Read more »

  • At the end of March 2018, the Dino network numbered 800 stores, 161 more than in the corresponding period of last year. 25 new stores were opened in Q1 2018. Q1 2018 also saw greater footfall and higher basket value in Dino stores. Read more »

  • Italian cuisine has become Poles’ cup of tea. The Mediterranean diet has become the second most popular food type, second only to our own, traditional cuisine. This is translating into growing imports of Italian food, which recorded an almost 46 percent increase over the last 5 years. The EUR 826 m worth of exports of Italian food to Poland includes mainly coffee, chocolate and cocoa... Read more »

  • The Common Agricultural Policy is essential. It is key for profitability and determines how much Polish farmers and agri-food companies earn,” argues Henryk Wroniewski, President of the Management Board, Krajowa Spółka Cukrowa. Work is currently under way to formulate the Common Agricultural Policy beyond 2020. For Poland, the priority is to ensure equal direct subsidies. This is the only... Read more »

  • Scientists from the Medical University of Warsaw have discovered that oleaceine, found in extra-virgin olive oil, has a unique ability to prevent the atherosclerotic plaque in the neck artery from breaking and hence reduce the high risk of death due to a stroke or heart attack. However, Prof. Marek Naruszewicz, leading the research, stressed that these valuable properties can only be found in... Read more »

  • Aldi goes organic

    Poniedziałek, 23 kwietnia 2018

    Aldi is going all in on organic products. It is looking to eventually expand its organic range so that these products are available in almost all major categories. The expansion will see Aldi Süd’s organic range grow almost 30%, from around 240 products currently, to about 310 products by the end of the year, including trial products, seasonal, promotional and standard items at the discounter. Read more »

  • Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd collaborate

    Poniedziałek, 23 kwietnia 2018

    Aldi Nord and Süd are talking about ways to work more closely together, but say they are “not considering nor planning a merger”. Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd will investigate whether they can collaborate on marketing and purchasing, specifically in Germany. The goal is to lower costs and take full advantage of scale. Read more »

  • Asda rolls back prices

    Poniedziałek, 23 kwietnia 2018

    Asda in the UK says it will shift to even more of an everyday low price position to compete against discounters. The retailer predicted the market share of the discounters to grow by another 5% by 2022 and that it is determined to make the comparative cost of an Asda basket cheaper. Read more »

  • Lidl cuts back plastics

    Poniedziałek, 23 kwietnia 2018

    Lidl will be cutting back the use of plastic packaging in its private label products as part of its programme to reduce use of plastics in Germany by at least 20% by 2025. The retailer wants to achieve this goal through measures regarding packaging and repackaging of private label products, which make up around 70% of the entire product range. Read more »

  • UK retailers reduce plastics

    Poniedziałek, 23 kwietnia 2018

    UK grocers are declaring war on plastic packaging. Asda has become the latest UK retailer to outline its plans to reduce plastic packaging. The supermarket aims to reduce the amount of plastic in its private label products and packaging by 10% this year, while working with suppliers to find more recyclable solutions. Read more »

  • Tesco may create discount format

    Poniedziałek, 23 kwietnia 2018

    Tesco is reportedly working on a plan to launch its own discount store format in the UK to help it win back customers from Aldi and Lidl. The Sunday Times said the new group would match the discounters on price and carry a far more limited range of products than a typical Tesco store. The group is believed to be working with advisers from Boston Consulting on the format. The newspaper added... Read more »

  • What I like about Polish products?

    Poniedziałek, 23 kwietnia 2018
  • Polish agri-food exports in 2017

    Poniedziałek, 23 kwietnia 2018

    Trade in agri-food products occupies an important position in the structure of total Polish foreign trade. The share of food exports in total Polish exports in 2017 amounted to 13.4% (0.2 pp less than 2016), and the share of imports was 9.3% (0.3 pp less). Between 2004 and 2017, the difference in favour of exports was mostly on the rise, achieving 4.1 pp in 2017 (see Fig. 1). Read more »

  • The Makarony Polskie Group can consider the past year of 2017 a very successful one. Revenues from sales amounted to PLN 144.9 million, approx. PLN 20.7 million higher than in 2016. Zenon Daniłowski, the President of the company’s Management Board, told us about the share of exports in this success and about prospective markets. Read more »

  • Aldi and Leader Price enter Italy

    Poniedziałek, 23 kwietnia 2018

    Two grocery retailers are entering the Italian market. Aldi Süd is opening its first stores there this month and is looking to open stores in all regions of northern Italy as well as in Tuscany. The retailer says that 75% of the food products will be sourced from Italian suppliers. The retailer brand offer features a range of Italian SKUs including Regione Che Vai (pasta and cooking oils), I... Read more »

  • Polish opportunities on the Chinese market

    Poniedziałek, 23 kwietnia 2018

    Through many years China transformed into a modern country with ultra-modern metropolises and more than one billion customers. Value of local consumers purchasing power increased during huge economic growth which led them to become consumers of luxury and high valuable products. In comparison to domestic products, western recognizable brands have advantage because of its high quality and... Read more »