Multinational food firms are manufacturing poorer quality, unhealthier (but sometimes more expensive) versions of their trademarked brands for the Eastern Europe market, says the Czech Republic, which wants to see EU legislation to protect consumers....
Petainer has spoken out about its growth ambitions after being named the ‘reserve’ bidder on the purchase of APPE Packaging Division, owned by La Seda de Barcelona Group, losing out to Plastipak Packaging.
Packaging firm Mondi overcame weak European demand to post first quarter strong profit figures, boosted by recent acquisitions, and strong performances in South Africa and its Packaging Paper division.
The rise of snacks as grazing food has seen the Czech Republic,
recently identified by the European Commission as having the
longest working hours in Europe, emerge as one of the region's most
dynamic savoury snacks markets,...
The growth in sales of exported Plzensky Prazdroj beer in 2003 has
meant that the group is in a good position as the Czech Republic
readies for EU accession in May. The accession will give the
company a better position in the European...
Belgian speciality beer maker Duvel Moortgat shrugged off declining
volumes in France and the Netherlands to post a 9 per cent rise in
first half turnover, helped by strong performances in the UK and