Ukraine’s grain and poultry giant MHP has submitted an application to Poland’s competition watchdog UOKiK to obtain the body’s approval for its plan to take over Polish poultry meat producer and processor KZD Exdrob.
Demand for alternative proteins – beyond traditional meat, fish and dairy sources – is expanding across Europe as consumers turn to products they view as healthier and more environmentally friendly and food makers work to drive excitement through innovation.
One size does not fit all when marketing meat alternatives, say researchers. Manufacturers need to decide whether they should target price conscious consumers, healthy eaters, taste driven individuals, eco-friendly greens, organic shoppers or vegetarians.
Russian meat producers believe the negative trends in the country’s economy, including a high level of inflation and a fall in the real incomes of the population, together with a rise of prices for meat products, may cut the demand in the domestic meat...