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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.

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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.


Poland weighs up ways to combat obesity 18 Oct 2017

Poland's health ministry is looking at a series of "comprehensive actions" to tackle rising obesity in the country, including the use of pricing measures.


Hilton Food Group to build Polish fresh food factory following Tesco deal 24 Aug 2017

Hilton Food Group, the UK retail meat packing business, has signed a long-term supply agreement with Tesco to produce fresh food for the UK retailer's operations in central Europe.


Croatian meat specialist ties up Polish distribution deal 12 Jul 2017

Croatian salami specialist PIK Vrbovec is targeting the Polish market in its latest export drive.


Greenyard acquires Poland's Mykogen 15 Jun 2017

Belgium-based produce group Greenyard Foods has acquired Polish mushroom substrate supplier Mykogen from private-equity firm Abris Capital Partners.


Smithfield Foods completes acquisition of Pini meat firms in Poland 1 Jun 2017

WH Group's US meat arm Smithfield Foods said today (1 June) it had completed its acquisition of the Pini Group's packaged meats companies in Poland for an undisclosed sum.


Polish meat firm Gobarto to buy local distributor Jama 5 May 2017

Poland-based meat processor Gobarto has signed a preliminary agreement to acquire local meat distributor Jama for an initial sale price of PLN12m (US$3.1m).


Meat giant WH Group eyeing acquisition in Poland 4 Apr 2017

China-based meat giant WH Group has applied for permission from competition regulators in Poland to buy local processor Pini Poland.


Polish meat processors Madej Wrobel, Unimies, ZM Peklimar seek merger go-ahead 15 Mar 2017

Poland's competition watchdog has been asked to approve merger plans that would create one of the country's "largest meat processing groups".

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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.