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Food Industry

VieVinum 2018: International Wine Festival at the Vienna Hofburg

Once again, the VieVinum attracts 800 international trade visitors and an audience of around 15,000 and transforms the Vienna Imperial Palace into a vibrant place of good wine.

May 25, 2018

Serbia: Moderate Economic Growth in 2013

According to the release of the Serbian Statistical Office, GDP is estimated to have grown 2.4% in 2013.

January 2, 2014

Mitterlehner: “2014 Will Become Significantly Better“

Austrian Minister for Economy Reinhold Mitterlehner considers the Austrian economy to be in a spirit of optimism as an upturn in Europe has become evident. According to him, 2014 is supposed to become “significantly better” than 2013.

October 17, 2013

Trade in Austria Has Increased Since Opening of CESEE Market

Today the Austrian Institute for Economic Research (Wifo) published the “Analysis of the Austrian Balance of Trade“ on behalf of the Economic Ministry.

October 10, 2013

Eurozone: Inflation Drops to 1.1 Percent

According to first estimates by Eurostat, the Eurozone shows the lowest inflation rate in more than a year. Only twelve months ago the inflation rate was at 2.7 percent.

September 30, 2013

China to Acquire Ukrainian Farmland

In the coming fifty years crops are supposed to be grown and animals should be bred in the Ukraine for the Chinese market.

September 23, 2013

Romania: West Region to Catch Up Economically

Romania's West Region aims to catch up with its more developed peers in the European Union.

September 9, 2013

Russia Blocks Imports from Ukraine

Kyiv demands to immediately remove bureaucratic obstacles.

August 16, 2013

Romania: Positive Inflation Development

Inflation dynamics in Romania surprised on the positive side in July.

August 13, 2013

Romania: Good Prospects for Economic Upturn

In Romania, the inflation forecast for 2013 and for 2014 has been lowered to 3.1 percent which is 0.1 percent less compared to previous figures.

August 9, 2013

Romania: Drop of VAT on Bread and Baked Goods

Around 70 percent of Romanian bread and baked goods are sold on the black market. A drop in VAT is supposed to change that.

July 31, 2013

Austria: Increased Demand in Romanian Exports

For the first time, Austria has imported goods from Romania exceeding the amount of € 1bn. Metals and machines are on top of the list of imported Austrian goods in Romania.

July 24, 2013

Mitterlehner: Romania Offers New Chances for Austrian Economy

Austrian Economy Minister Reinhold Mitterlehner met his Romanian counterpart Varujan Vosganian in Vienna.

June 25, 2013

US: Active Investor in Romania

US companies remained active investors in Romania last year. Particulary the IT sector, automotive industry and oil/gas sector are increasingly strengthening their local position. Foreign direct investments from the US came at more than $ 1bn.

June 24, 2013

Croatia: Agrokor Becomes Biggest Retailer in SEE

After the take-over of Slovenian chain of retail stores Mercator, Croatian corporation Agrokor employs 60,000 persons in the region of former Yugoslavia.

June 18, 2013

Austria: Highwater Damages Higher Than in 2002

A surface of 22,000 hectars was flooded in Austria. The Chamber of Agriculture estimates damages to be highter than during the last major flood in 2002.

June 14, 2013

Slovenia: Mercator to be Finally Sold

It is the ninth sale attempt for Slovenian trade chain Mercator today, but it could be finally sealed. Croatian corporation Agrokor is the interested party. A dozen owners will decide about the retail chain’s fate.

June 14, 2013

Agrana to Open New Wheat Starch Plant

Agrana opens wheat starch plant at site in Pischelsdorf | Lower Austria

June 12, 2013

Marihart President of CEFS

CEO Johann Marihart elected President of the European Association of Sugar Producers (CEFS) for a further three years.

June 12, 2013

Red Bull: Austria’s Most Valuable Brand

According to the brand ranking “Brandz” by Millward Brown, Apple leads the way. Red Bull comes at 83rd rank before Pepsi and Nescafe.

May 21, 2013

Austria: Biggest Investor in Serbia

Serbia encourages Austrian enterprises to further invest in Serbian industries.

May 16, 2013

Austria: EU Competition Authority to Search Agrana

The European competition authority has paid a visit to listed starch and sugar producer Agrana in April.

May 15, 2013

US: Most Important Export Market for Austrian Wine

The United States have replaced Germany as the most important export market for Austrian wine.

April 25, 2013

Bulgaria: New Coca-Cola Headquarters in Sofia

The world’s largest soft drink producer Coca-Cola is to relocate one of its competence centers from Belgium to Bulgaria.

April 15, 2013

67 % of Estonians Work in Service Sector

According to the data of the 2011 Population and Housing Census (PHC 2011) of Statistics Estonia, 67% of persons employed in Estonia worked in service sector, 29% in industrial sector and only 4% in primary sector.

March 30, 2013

Slovenia: NLB Gets Own Bad Bank

Slovenia biggest bank, Nova Ljubljanska Banka (NLB), is going to establish its own intern bad bank.

March 28, 2013

Red Bull Sells More Than 5bn Cans Worldwide

Energy drink producer Red Bull was able to increase turnovers by almost 16 %, totaling € 4.93bn.

March 15, 2013

Slovakia: CPI Remains Constant

In February, compared with January, consumer prices did not change in total. Increase in prices only in Education, Food and Health Industry.

March 14, 2013

Czech Republic: Agrofert Takes Over German Bakery Chain Lieken

Barilla, the world’s leading manufacturer of pasta products, announced that it had fixed a deal with the Czech company Agrofert to sell the German baking enterprise, Lieken AG.

February 25, 2013

Austria: Agrana Looking for New Market Shares in CEE and CESEE

CEO explains why Croatia and Serbia might be interesting settings

February 25, 2013 · Updated: February 25, 2013; 18:53

Sector Report by Bank Austria: Austria’s Food Industry Stagnates

Weak trends in 2012: output stagnates, sales revenue grows by 3 per cent. Improved outlook for 2013: output may grow slightly. Growth potential driven by strong exports, especially to Eastern Europe.

January 16, 2013

Heineken Shuts Down Viennese Headquarters

The Dutch beer producer shifts its CEE-headquarters from Vienna to Amsterdam.

January 14, 2013

Agrana: Substantial Increase in Net Profits

In the first half of 2012|13, AGRANA significantly grew both revenue (by 24.8% to € 1,603.1 million) and pre-exceptionals operating profit (by 20.6% to € 142.5 million).

October 11, 2012

Red Bull: Massive Increase in Profits

The Austrian-Thai energy producer could improve its net income by 40% to € 311.2m.

October 8, 2012

Red Bull: Difficulties in Italy

The Austrian energy drink producer faces examinations by the Italian Competition Authority.

August 13, 2012

Agrana Posts Strong Results

The Austrian sugar and starch company announced its results for first quarter of 2012|13 (ended 31 May 2012): sound business performance is sustained in first three months.

July 12, 2012

Substantial Increase in Dividends at Agrana

Agrana´s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting approves a dividend increase and appoints members to the Supervisory Board.

July 2, 2012

“Market Place Austria 2012” on 3rd October in Vienna

"Marketplace Austria" gives buyers from all over the world unique opportunity to meet Austrian suppliers and producers from the food and drinks sector and to find new business partners.

June 25, 2012

Agrana Opens 2012|13 With Strong First Quarter

The Austrian sugar and starch producer could increase sales by 26.4%. Operating profits rose by 15%.

June 25, 2012

Leipnik-Lundenburger May Go Public

The new CEO of Raiffeisen Holding Erwin Hameseder considers privatizing the food company. There would be other privatization candidates in the renewable energy sector.

June 22, 2012

Management of New Joint Venture Ybbstaler Agrana Juice Appointed

Following the closing of the joint venture deal between Agrana Juice Holding GmbH and Ybbstaler Fruit Austria GmbH, the management team of the new company has now been appointed.

June 1, 2012

Declining Sales at Ottakringer

The Austrian beer and mineral water producer faces a shrinking market in the first quarter of 2012. Sales fell by 8.9%.

May 16, 2012

Red Bull Still Waits for China

The Austrian energy drink producer aims to enter the Chinese market but still waits for the approval by Chinese authorities.

May 16, 2012

Record Results at Agrana

The Austrian sugar and starch company could raise revenues and earnings significantly. The dividend increases to € 3.60 per share. A moderate increase in revenue is expected.

May 15, 2012

Schlumberger Wants to Raise Exports

The Austrian producer of sparkling wine wants to reach an export quota of 50%.

May 12, 2012

Manner: Decent Growth Rates

The Vienna-listed food producer recorded a rise in revenues of 3.7% in the first three months of 2012.

May 12, 2012

Agrana Starts € 65m Investment

The Austrian sugar and starch company is laying the foundation stone for a wheat starch plant in Lower Austria.

May 3, 2012

Agrana Aims for Expansion into Balkan Region

The Austrian sugar and starch company Agrana is looking for acquisition targets in the Western Balkans.

April 23, 2012

„Power Struggle“: Red Bull Declines Rumors

Red Bull commented that reports on an arising power struggle between the two owners are nothing else as “fanciful speculations”.

April 6, 2012

EU Approved Joint Venture between Agrana and Ybbstaler

The EU Commission granted Agrana and RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria the green light for the merger of their fruit juice concentrates subsidiaries.

April 5, 2012