As the European Commission finalises its EU-wide report on so-called dual quality food, JRC director Elke Anklam reveals ‘dual quality’ products have been identified in “some Member States” across the bloc, irrespective of geography.
For the moment, there is no evidence to suggest manufacturers are using lower quality or less nutritious ingredients in food and drink products in Eastern Europe, the Commission has said, after meeting with manufacturers and consumer groups on dual quality...
The Middle East and Africa were the most dynamic markets for fresh food sales in 2015 as the Russian embargo hit Eastern European markets and Western consumers opted for convenience. But packaging innovations and the health and wellness trends could provide...
Poland is leading the way for food and drink innovation in Eastern Europe accounting for over a third of product launches in the region – but as one of the fastest growing economies in the EU, it’s also an interesting export destination, says Mintel.
The UK food and beverage industry could do more to grasp export opportunities in Eastern and Central Europe, said experts at a London workshop organised by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) last week.
British bakery firm, Warburtons, has announced plans to invest and diversify its business over the next ten years, both in the UK and abroad as it sees strong performance in gluten-free and eastern European markets.
Investment in a new £150k production line by UK-based Gordon Rhodes & Son will boost production capacity of its bespoke seasonings and mixes by up to 60% and improve customer service, says the company.
Political and economic stability in Eastern Europe makes an attractive proposition for food and drink manufacturers, according to Leatherhead, especially as Western European markets are marked by maturity and recession.
Central and Eastern European sugar processors are bearing the brunt
of new EU reforms due to dominant Western European companies within
the industry acting in a political and not economic manner, claims
an agricultural expert.
Ingredients giant Tate & Lyle is considering the sale of its
Food & Industrial Ingredients, Europe (TALFIIE) division, in a
move designed to sharpen its focus on value added ingredients, the
firm announced yesterday.
Gains for food makers laid out as Eastern Europe's food retail
sector continues to hot up and more international chains look to
increase their market shares by expanding beyond the major cities,
says a new report.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development moved to calm
investor fears over state intervention in Russia and outlined a new
focus on Eastern Europe at its annual conference, reports Chris
Eastern Europe continues to offer an immediate solution for the
world's major brewers in the face of declining western markets, as
SABMiller cautiously buys up Slovakian brewer Topvar, writes
Ambitious US ingredients supplier Cargill boosts its war chest,
announcing a 35 per cent rise in profit for the third quarter of
2005, on gains from commodity trading and its animal feed and steel
Givaudan, the world's number one fragrance and flavour player, saw
its flavour sales slip by 6.5 per cent for the first quarter, yet
the group reported strong growth across Eastern Europe and Russia,
reinforcing the growing importance...
An ambitious transport project set to provide a high-speed goods
link across Eastern Europe later this year will form the backbone
of the EU's transport integration plan, making the region a more
attractive base for food producers...
Russian sauce specialist Baltimor has used its modernised
production lines to create a range of added value products based on
well-known flavours, as more domestic firms improve quality to
tackle foreign competition, reports Angela...
Europe's blossoming organic food production, already benefiting
from the world's biggest organic food research budget, is predicted
to grow fastest in the EU's new member states over the next few
years, presenting new...
Three of Europe's biggest beer makers have reported mixed results
this week, with Scottish & Newcastle, Carlsberg and Heineken
all underlining the need to cut costs and increase advertising
expenditure, especially for premium...