Pizza stories

There’s a new player in the pizza business on the Polish market. And it’s the internationally recognized Louisville-based Papa John’s that over 33 years since its inception has grown into a 5,000-strong restaurant chain present in 44 countries. WBJ talked to Chris Wynne, co-owner and general directo...

Locked content Gastronomy market reaches PLN 36 bln – report

The Polish gastronomy market increased by over 10.5 percentage points y/y to some PLN 36.12 billion, according to the report compiled by GFK. On average, customers spent PLN 98 per month dining out, which is the highest value in nine years. “The growing number of premises and their increasingly dive...

Locked content EU to fight double food standards

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Thursday that the same food products should have the same ingredients throughout the whole European Union, signing with several CEE countries who are fed up with being sold the inferior products. “”I don’t like the idea that there...

Locked content Food exports hit record high

Despite the Russian embargo on food imports, Poland is likely to sell foods for a record €25 billion, said Marek Sawicki, the Minister of Agriculture. The value of exported food stood at €9.3 billion as of end-May 2015, an increase of €480 million y/y (by 5.5 percent). The Russian embargo was introd...

Polish food exports grow despite Russian embargo

It seems that the Russian embargo on Polish food products has had little effect on the overall growth of the country’s food exports, according to data from the Ministry of the Economy. Food exports amounted to 9.3 billion euro in the first five months of 2015, up by 6.6 percent year-to-year. E...

Maspex buys Agros Nova assets

Major Polish food processing group Maspex has signed a prelimary agreement with PE fund IK Investment Partners on the acquisition of selected assets in Agros Nova, Maspex said in a press release on Friday. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Locked content Polish food producers to intervene against Czechs in EC

The Polish Federation of Food Industry (PFPŻ) will ask the European Commission to carry out an audit in Czech food inspection authorities, Puls Biznesu reported. Other food producer federations are invited to join. The idea is a response to the earlier reported memo from the Czech Agriculture and Fo...

Czech minister denies strict inspection policy for Polish food

Czech Agriculture Minister Marian Jurečka has told his Polish counterpart Marek Sawicki that he was not aware of the existence of a memo that ordered strict inspection of Polish food products. He stated that there was no difference in the way Polish and other imported products were treated.

Locked content Heinz to invest PLN 200 mln in Polish plant – sources

The Polish unit of global food processing conglomerate Heinz will carry out investments to the tune of PLN 200 million at its Pudliszki unit, according to sources quoted by daily Puls Biznesu. “The company has applied for a government grant for an investment worth almost PLN 200 million,” a source t...