Czech Republic

Tesco is keeping the vast majority of its UK stores open

Tesco reveals more store cuts

By Rod Addy

Tesco aims to axe 13 stores in Hungary and rumours suggest more will follow internationally, according to Shore Capital director and head of research Clive Black.

IKEA famous for cheap furniture and meatballs - some with horse DNA, it was revealed today

IKEA dragged into horsemeat scandal

By Mike Stones

Furniture giant IKEA has become the latest retailer to be drawn into the horsemeat scandal, after tests in the Czech Republic revealed traces of horsemeat in a consignment of meatballs made in Sweden.

David Cameron has been urged to ban illegal egg imports

David Cameron urged to ban illegal egg imports

By Freddie Dawson

Prime Minister David Cameron has received a letter from the British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) urging him to ban imports of illegally-produced battery cage eggs.

ROK Natural Energy Drink is using Fusion to access premium sales channels

Fusion targets gaps in beverage market

By Pauil Gander

Continental European applications of Rexam’s hybrid Fusion aluminium can-bottle in beers, wines and other key categories have, so far, not been matched by UK brand owners. But the pack is already in use in niche areas including energy and beauty drinks.

New data gives powder power

New data gives powder power

A second randomised clinical trial has substantiated the efficacy of a cranberry powder in the prevention of recurrent urinary tract infections in women, according to the product's European distributor: Lallemand Health Ingredients.

Emerging markets see Devro invest in new capacity

Emerging markets see Devro invest in new capacity

By Ben Bouckley

Scottish sausage skin maker Devro is seeing growth due to rising meat consumption in emerging markets and the demand for conversion of casings from gut to collagen in animal hides.

Czech out the future

Czech out the future

By Susan Birks

A central location makes the Czech Republic an ideal base to reach emerging eastern European markets, but strong competition in its crowded domestic market makes food retailing tough. Susan Birks reports

Pole position

Pole position

With a population of 40m Poland is central Europe's largest food and drink market. Stefan Chomka looks at the potential for UK manufacturers to get in on the act


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