18 reports

Packaged Food in Croatia

195 pages • By Euromonitor International

Packaged food has never been much influenced by the economy given its essential nature. But, just as consumers have been reluctant to sharply reduce their purchases of packaged food during the hardest economic times, they are inert in increasing their consumption now that disposable income is rising. Consumer habits are hard to change when...

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Nov 2016

Processed Meat and Seafood in Croatia

30 pages • By Euromonitor International

Consolidation in processed meat and seafood continues, again around Pivac doo, a local company that has clear plans to become one of the top players by the end of forecast period. After acquiring other companies such as Dalmesso and PPK, the company acquired 11th-ranked Vajda dd. Euromonitor International’s Processed Meat and Seafood...

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Nov 2016

Processed Fruit and Vegetables in Croatia

28 pages • By Euromonitor International

The expected supply base for processed fruit and vegetables, namely Croatian agriculture, experiences problems notwithstanding financial help from EU projects. According to Croatian Census Bureau DZS, the production of fruit and vegetables constantly declines in most areas, with just a few increasing. However, this does not bother leading...

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Nov 2016

Ready Meals in Croatia

30 pages • By Euromonitor International

Ready meals is a relatively minor category in the context of packaged food as a whole in Croatia. In 2016 it held a retail value sales share of just 9% within cooking ingredients and meals, which in turn accounted for only 10% of total packaged food current value sales. The food culture in Croatia is one in which people typically prefer to...

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Oct 2016

Spreads in Croatia

25 pages • By Euromonitor International

Events in honey had a major influence on the overall performance of spreads in Croatia during the review period. While bee population decline has become a significant problem for honey manufacturers worldwide in recent years, between 2006 and 2016 the number of beekeepers in Croatia doubled. While local beekeepers associations did voice concerns...

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Oct 2016

Sauces, Dressings and Condiments in Croatia

28 pages • By Euromonitor International

Cooking ingredients continued to account for a larger value share than table sauces within sauces, dressings and condiments in 2016, despite the fact that the former developed at a markedly slower pace over the review period. This was mainly due to sustained demand in herbs and spices, the largest cooking ingredients category. This category...

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Oct 2016

Soup in Croatia

27 pages • By Euromonitor International

In many Croatian households, there still is a strong tendency to avoid using packaged soup if at all possible, and prepare home-made soup instead. According to the Ipsos agency, about 50% of the population uses packaged soup products. Consumers show surprisingly low interest in novelties in this category, as can be seen from the example of...

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Oct 2016

Cheese in Croatia

24 pages • By Euromonitor International

Changes in the supply chain for raw milk, the basic ingredient in cheese production, can have an impact on prices for final products. Since EU production quotas were lifted, the share of imported raw milk used in Croatia has risen to 50%. While this means that entry costs for dairy producers have fallen, cheese unit prices have not declined...

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Sep 2016

Baby Food in Croatia

25 pages • By Euromonitor International

Croatia’s population has been declining for decades. In line with this wider demographic trend, birth rates in the country continued to fall in 2016, dropping to 9.7 births per 1,000 people. In the same year, the number of children aged 0-36 months (the target group for baby food) stood at 123,000. Per capita spending on baby food for children...

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Sep 2016

Other Dairy in Croatia

25 pages • By Euromonitor International

Prior to Croatia’s EU accession in 2013, there was much concern about whether or not the sale of unpackaged Sir i Vrhnje (cheese and cream) would be banned in Croatian retail outlets. Not only did this not happen, but following EU accession demand for the basic ingredients used to make this traditional local delicacy, cream and fromage frais,...

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Sep 2016

Chocolate Confectionery in Croatia

27 pages • By Euromonitor International

The co-branding frenzy seems to have taken over sweet snacks in general. In particular, the leader, Kraš, is undertaking new inventions and combinations between different snacks categories. A possible trigger for this is the fact that the same company is active in chocolate confectionery, sugar confectionery and biscuits, and is trying to...

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Aug 2016

Gum in Croatia

25 pages • By Euromonitor International

Gum is becoming less of an impulse product, and is being purchased in larger and larger quantities. Whilst at the beginning of the review period smaller flexible packaging prevailed, more recently the importance of larger plastic jars increased. An estimated 95% of all gum is sold in packaging with more than three units. This means that consumers...

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Aug 2016

Sugar Confectionery in Croatia

27 pages • By Euromonitor International

Sugar confectionery remained unchanged in several aspects in 2016: apart from minimal changes in prices and only a slow current value decline, it was also conservative in terms of new launches and switches between categories. Hard formats, represented by pastilles and boiled sweets, are the most popular, with no indication of a change between...

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Aug 2016

Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks in Croatia

32 pages • By Euromonitor International

Co-branding is written in big letters all across snacks in Croatia; this time different categories of products owned by the same company, Kraš, were merged in a fusion of wafers and chocolate tablets. Whilst in chocolate tablets Dorina received a filling of Napolitanke wafers, in sweet biscuits Napolitanke wafers were filled with Dorina chocolate,...

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Aug 2016

Savoury Snacks in Croatia

29 pages • By Euromonitor International

Croatia joined the European Union in July 2013, which opened the gates of all European markets for Croatian companies. Still, Croatian companies lack the size and resources to wage an attack on these markets; they are virtually unknown outside their immediate surroundings. The leader in savoury snacks, Franck, decided to team up with one of...

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Aug 2016

Sweet and Savoury Snacks in Croatia

26 pages • By Euromonitor International

Croatian consumers are not very keen on exploring new options in sweet and savoury snacks, instead typically sticking to proven products like crisps, pretzels and extruded snacks (flips). Crisps is the biggest single category in sweet and savoury snacks, with almost half of products in this area being manufactured in one Croatian city – Donji...

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Nov 2015

Biscuits and Snack Bars in Croatia

28 pages • By Euromonitor International

In Croatia, price still dictates the purchase of biscuits. Leading manufacturer Kraš dd recognised this and relocated its biscuits production to Bosnia-Herzegovina, where it owns a manufacturing facility. This way it can offer cheaper biscuits with lower production costs and this pays dividends. According to trade sources, biscuits are mostly...

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Oct 2015

Oils and Fats in Croatia

25 pages • By Euromonitor International

Production of oils and fats in Croatia is dominated by local companies and a significant amount is manufactured for home consumption, particularly in olive oil. There are privately owned olive plantations all along the Adriatic coast and farmers usually produce for their own purposes or to give to family and friends. However, there is also...

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Oct 2015