fbpx
News

Quick service bars fight for vegans and vegetarians

Just like in the case of restaurants, also in the segment of fast food bars you can notice that the offer addressed to vegetarians and vegans is growing. In response to changing consumer trends, retail chains are introducing more and more dishes based on plant products in addition to traditional meat dishes.

In August last year IKEA introduced vegan hot dogs to its permanent offer in Bistro IKEA. This is another position after vegan meatballs based on plant products. By October every tenth hot dog sold in Poland in Bistro IKEA is a vegetarian hot dog. What is more, 1 in 5 meatballs sold is vegan.

This trend is also reaching petrol stations, where even on a vegetarian journey he is no longer doomed to buy hermetically packed snacks in the form of chips or sticks. An example is the Orlen service station, which expanded its offer to vegetarians and vegans in mid-2018. Introducing vegan hot dogs in their Stop Cafe points.

Moreover, last year KFC announced that it would start testing vegetarian dishes in its UK network, but has not yet provided any details. KFC is not the first fast-food chain to experiment with vegetarians. McDonald’s has also been testing vegetarian in various countries for several years. At the beginning of this year McDonald’s introduced the vegetarian option of the Happy Meal set and vegetarian wrecks – so far available only in Great Britain and Ireland – but one can expect that a similar offer will soon go to Polish restaurants.

Vegetarianism more popular in larger cities

According to a PMR survey carried out in January 2019, 15% of those who have used catering, catering or hotel services in the last three months declare that a special diet. Among them, 5% declare vegetarianism and 1% veganism. Already last year, this trend was more pronounced among the inhabitants of large cities, of which 11% and 5% declared the use of vegetarian and vegan diets respectively (survey conducted in January 2018).

As a result of the increased popularity of reducing the consumption of zoonotic products among Poles, chains are beginning to notice this group of consumers and fight for their attention by introducing and expanding the plant product category. We forecast that in 2019 this trend will intensify, networks that do not have meat-free products in their offer will try to fill this gap. And companies that already have such an offer will gradually expand it.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

You may also like

Law Market News

Expansion of Family 500+ will have positive impact on grocery market

post-image

The grocery retail market in Poland will grow by as much as 4.2% in 2019, aided by new household income-boosting measures, such as extension of the Family 500 programme to the first child in each family, the 13th pension, or tax reductions. In absoute terms, the market will increase by nearly PLN 12bn (€2.8bn), according to a new report from PMR, “Grocery retail market in Poland 2019. Market analysis and development forecasts for 2019-2024“.

What is the value of Poland’s grocery market?

The positive impact will also be visible in 2020, with the pace of market growth projected to be similar to 2019. But we should not expect the kind of acceleration witnessed in 2016-2017, when Family 500 came into force. Nevertheless, the outlook for the next five years is bright. The market is projected to grow by at…

Read More
News Trends

Hebe opens online store in Poland

post-image

Hebe, Portugal-based cosmetics chain, which belongs to the Jeronimo Martins, has launched an Internet drugstore. Hebe was the last cosmetics chain among the leaders of the cosmetics market that did not have an online store yet.

Hebe’s online store already works

On 17 July, an internet shop of a well-known drugstore chain Hebe, belonging to the Portuguese group Jeronimo Martins, the owner of the Biedronka discount chain, was launched. At this moment, more than 200 stationary drugstores operate in Poland under the Hebe brand.

Orders from the online store will be delivered in Poland by courier service. In Warsaw, parcels can be collected free of charge at a selected Hebe drugstore. However, as the network assumes, the possibility of collecting purchased products in stationary stores will be available throughout Poland.

As the company…

Read More
Law Market News

PMR Insight: Retail tax – who will be most affected?

post-image

In May, the Court of Justice of the European Union decided that the retail tax could not be treated as illegal state aid (as the European Commission wanted). This allows for a return to the Polish legal system of the tax first introduced in September 2016. According to the latest press reports, this could happen as early as September 2019.

Who will be most affected by the tax?

It is certain that the retail tax will have an impact on the profits of food chains. But who will be most affected? Estimates made by PMR based on sales forecasts for 2019 show that nine chains will pay a higher tax rate (1.4% for revenues above PLN 170m per month). It should be noted that the estimates were based on the forecast annual sales value, while the tax will be collected monthly, so the calculations below…

Read More
Market News Trends

Medium price segment dominates clothing and footwear market in Poland

post-image

The Polish clothing and footwear market in Poland is dominated by products from the mid-price segment, which currently accounts for nearly half of the market. Despite the fact that the share of the average price segment in the market is slightly falling. However, its position is currently unwavering.

The medium price segment dominates clothing and footwear market

The medium-price segment is the largest segment of the clothing and footwear market in Poland – currently it covers almost half of the market. Not surprisingly, considering the prevalence of purchases in the so-called chain stores, whose offer is located mainly in the middle price segment. PMR’s results show that if the respondent bought clothes in a stationary store in the last 12 months preceding the survey, in almost 8 out of 10 cases it was a chain store in a shopping mall.

News Personnel Changes

New vice president of TXM

post-image

At the end of May, Krzysztof Bajbus was appointed as vice president of the Management Board of TXM in restructuring. After nearly 10 years he returned to the fashion industry.

The supervisory board of TXM in restructuring appointed Krzysztof Bajbus to the position of vice president. He has been holding a new position since 30 May 2019.

Earlier career

Krzysztof Bajbus is a graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics with a degree in finance and banking. He has over twenty years of experience in running and developing large retail chains. In the years 2007-2017, he was associated with Euro, the chain of electronic shops. His career has also been connected with the fashion industry, cooperating with Galeria Centrum, a nationwide chain of clothing stores. He held, among others, the position of operations director.
In…

Read More
Law Market News Trends

New retail trade tax

post-image

The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that the European Commission’s decision to ban the introduction of the retail sales tax in Poland was wrong. This means that it is more likely that the tax, which is currently being postponed from one year to the next, will be effective from 1 January 2020. Is this certain? Not yet, because there is still time for an appeal against the judgment. The European Commission has two months to take such steps, but the appeal may concern the formal aspects of the judgment, and not its content. Tax issues most often go to the second instance, which may take months. In addition, the final outcome is not yet determined.

What is a tax?

The introduction of the tax will have a negative impact on the level of profits made by retailers. According to the current draft, which was adopted by the Sejm in…

Read More