Multinational food firms are manufacturing poorer quality, unhealthier (but sometimes more expensive) versions of their trademarked brands for the Eastern Europe market, says the Czech Republic, which wants to see EU legislation to protect consumers....
Norwegian food company Rieber & Son group is selling its Polish ambient cake operation as the group said the category does not fit with its decision to focus on products specially tailored to each country it operates in.
The Czech Republic, the first CEE country to be admitted into the
OECD, has attracted a large amount of foreign direct investment
(FDI) since 1990, making it the most successful new member state in
terms of FDI per capita, writes...
The rise of snacks as grazing food has seen the Czech Republic,
recently identified by the European Commission as having the
longest working hours in Europe, emerge as one of the region's most
dynamic savoury snacks markets,...
A combination of increasingly fast-living lifestyles and weird and
wonderful flavours is helping Poland, Hungary and the Czech
Republic to emerge as some of the most dynamic savoury snacks
markets in Europe, writes Chris Mercer.
A lack of time and increasing incomes levels are the main reasons
for the huge increase in the ready meals and chilled food sectors
in eastern Europe. This week's product launches tracked by Mintel's
GNPD database are testimony...
As accession lifts the EU's population by 20 per cent at a stroke,
the European Commission reports that every food processor in all 10
new member states has been brought into the net of EU regulations.
But for one in 12, granted...
The European Commission has announced a rural development programme
to the value of €250 million for the Czech Republic. The funding is
expected to provide a significant boost to the country's processed
European sales of aluminium foil in 2003 achieved the same level as
2002, according to the latest figures from the European Aluminium
Foil Association (EAFA). The body believes that this shows the
strength of the foil industry in...
The packaging sector is becoming increasingly important in the
accession countries, according to a new report from MINEFI - DREE
elargissement. And leading the way is the agrofood and mass
retailing industry - the mainstay of the...
A real cross-section of product launches reflects the growing
importance of healthier processed foods which have just arrived on
Polish and Czech shop shelves, as we look at the most significant
offerings from the Mintel GNPD this...
The latest food and drink product launches from Mintel reveal a
broad spectrum of innovative product launches for the Central and
Eastern European region, which all carry a seasonally wintry