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What are the next major markets for gluten-free? The fledgling gluten-free market in Czech Republic shows promise 21 Oct 2016

Gluten-free has a well-established presence in the markets of western Europe, notably Italy, Germany and the UK, but the sector is rapidly gaining traction in eastern European countries. In just-food's series of market spotlights on the next five countries manufacturers should target, John Shepherd looks at the Czech Republic.

Orkla seeking strength in small markets with Hamé buy  17 Dec 2015

Nordic food group Orkla is expanding its presence in central Europe through the acquisition of Czech Republic-based Hamé. The deal offers cost and revenue synergies and expands Orkla's presence in categories that are complementary to its portfolio. It also feeds into Orkla's strategy of focusing on regional categories and markets where it can build scale but which have, on the whole, gone under the radar of multinational competitors. Katy Askew reports. 

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Orkla acquisition trail lengthens with Agrimex in Czech Republic 20 Nov 2017

Norway's Orkla has signed an agreement to buy Czech frozen vegetable producer Agrimex.

Fipronil scare - Mondelez biscuits given all-clear by Czech authorities 7 Sep 2017

The Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority (CAFIA) has confirmed biscuits recalled by snacks giant Mondelez International did not contain an "over-presence" of the insecticide fipronil.

Czechs call on EU to correct food 'double standards' 12 Jul 2017

The Czech government has claimed new research confirms its suspicions food producers are providing poorer quality ingredients for products sold in former eastern European countries compared to those on the market in western Europe.

Czech Deputy PM Andrej Babis puts Agrofert shares into trust funds 6 Feb 2017

Czech Deputy Prime Minister Andrej Babis, owner the country's largest food maker, Prague-based multinational Agrofert, has transferred his assets in the group to trust funds to comply with a new conflict-of-interest law that could have forced him to relinquish ownership.

Czech deputy PM and Agrofert owner Andrej Babis to "resolve" conflict of interest 27 Jan 2017

Czech deputy prime minister Andrej Babis, who also owns the country's largest food maker, Prague-based multinational Agrofert, has said he will "resolve" his position at the company in response to impending legislation that would force him to relinquish ownership.

Agrofert earnings rise on "significant" volume gains  31 May 2016

Agrofert, the Czech Republic's largest food maker, saw its annual sales and earnings rise on a "significant increase" in volumes. 

Orkla expands with Hamé acquisition  11 Dec 2015

Nordic food group Orkla is expanding its operations in central Europe with the EUR175m (US$191.7m) acquisition of Hamé, a branded consumer goods company with "leading" market positions in the region. 

Czech organic food firm Spojené Farmy set for sale 7 Oct 2014

Spojené Farmy, a Czech supplier of organic food, is set to be sold to CPI Property Group, a local real estate company.

DENMARK: Danish Crown closes slaughterhouse, 190 jobs cut 28 May 2014

Danish Crown has confirmed the closure of an abattoir in Bornholm with the loss of 190 jobs.

CZECH: Ahold to buy Spar's Czech stores 11 Mar 2014

Ahold today (11 March) announced a deal to buy Spar International's business in the Czech Republic.