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What are the next major markets for gluten-free? Poland touted as one to watch in Europe 12 Oct 2016

It has been markets in western Europe, notably Italy, Germany and the UK, where gluten-free has taken hold but the sector is building in countries further east. In just-food's series of market spotlights on the next five countries manufacturers should target, John Shepherd looks at Poland.


Colian hungry for international growth after Elizabeth Shaw buy – interview 21 May 2016

Colian Group is a Polish food maker behind well-known local brands including Jutrzenka sweet treats and Goplana chocolate. Earlier this month, Colian entered into an agreement to acquire upmarket UK chocolate group Elizabeth Shaw. Jan Kolanski, the president of Colian's management board, spoke to just-food about the group's plans.


M&A Watch: Where next in eastern Europe could Maspex pounce? 25 Feb 2015

Poland-based food and drink group Maspex has grown to become one of the sector's largest companies in central and eastern Europe. A move in December for parts of local peer Agros Nova's business pushed Maspex's turnover above EUR1bn. In his latest M&A Watch column, Stefan Kirk of advisory firm Glenboden, looks where Maspex could swoop next.


BRICs and beyond: Why Zabka is a target for retail giants 17 Dec 2010

A sale by Slovak financial group Penta of Polish retail chain Zabka looks like it could be reaching the final stages following months of speculation over a possible deal.


POLAND: Food, drink set for double-digit growth - study 17 Jun 2009

Food and drink sales in Poland are forecast to withstand a slowdown in the country's economy and jump by almost 17% by 2013, research shows.

Latest News

Dutch poultry group Plukon completes acquisition of Poland's L&B Wyrebski 7 Aug 2018

Plukon Food Group, the Dutch poultry business, has completed its acquisition of a majority stake in Polish peer L&B Wyrebski.


US meat giant Smithfield Foods targets UK frozen sector from Polish facility 13 Jul 2018

Smithfield Foods, the US meat heavyweight owned by China's WH Group, has invested in a new facility in Poland that will service the UK frozen market.


Poland poultry group SuperDrob to build new feed site at Lukow, boost output at Lublin 9 Jul 2018

Poland-based poultry group SuperDrob is investing PLN50m (US$13.6m) to build a new feed production facility in the mid-eastern town of Luków and expects to create 40 to 50 jobs from the project.


Mondelez extends European sustainable wheat pledge 5 Jun 2018

Mondelez International has set a new target for how much sustainable wheat it sources to use in its biscuits sold in the EU.


Kuwait Projects Company Holding eyes Polish dairy group Mlekoma 27 Apr 2018

Polish dairy company Mlekoma has attracted takeover interest from Kuwait Projects Company Holding, an investment fund backed by members of the Kuwaiti ruling family.


Poland's SuperDrob buys-up two chicken plants from Indykpol 9 Mar 2018

Poland-based poultry group SuperDrob has concluded an agreement with Indykpol to acquire two of its chicken processing facilities.


Danish Crown's Sokolow acquires Gzella Meat in Polish tie-up 13 Feb 2018

Danish Crown's polish meat arm Sokolow Group has entered into an agreement to acquire peer Gzella Meat Group.


Swedish sweet maker Cloetta to close down Candyking's Polish operation 26 Jan 2018

Cloetta, the Swedish confectionery firm, has announced it is to close the Polish operation of its Candyking business.


Polish PE firm Mid Europa acquires frozen food company Hortex Group 3 Nov 2017

Private-equity investor Mid Europa Partners has agreed to acquire Polish juice and frozen food company Hortex Group for an undisclosed sum.


Cedrob gets all-clear to buy Polish meat peer Silesia 20 Oct 2017

Polish meat group Cedrob has been given regulatory clearance to acquire local processor Zakladami Miesnymi Silesia.

Latest blogs

Analysing the next key markets for gluten-free 6 Oct 2016

Hardly a day goes by when just-food is not reporting on the launch of a product that is gluten-free, a category that is now significant in markets like the US and the UK. But where could be the next major markets for gluten-free?


Orkla goes with its gut on latest acquisition 4 Oct 2016

Orkla, one of the largest consumer goods companies in the Nordic region, has added to its portfolio this week with an acquisition of a brand in the health sector.