Poland's per-capita food consumption growth grew at rate of 5.93% in 2011 compared with prior year, according to new report; beer volume sales rose 1.43%

DUBLIN , February 2, 2012 (press release) – Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3da4cd/poland_food_and_dr) has announced the addition of the "Poland Food and Drink Report Q1 2012" report to their offering.

Poland was the only European economy to escape recession in 2009, and this had much to do with the consumer. Fast-forwarding to 2011 and with global headwinds building, we continue to look favourably on Poland. While spending at the household level has stagnated or retracted in most European economies, this has not been the case in Poland.

Headline Industry Data

2011 per capita food consumption growth in local currency = 5.93%; forecast compound annual growth to 2016 = 5.40%.

2011 beer volume sales = 1.43%; forecast compound annual growth to 2016 = 1.50%.

2011 mass grocery retail sales growth = 9.11%; forecast compound annual growth to 2016 = 8.50%.

Key Industry Trends

Jeronimo To Pump EUR1.5bn Into Poland?: The author has often highlighted the fantastic growth the Portuguese retailer Jernimo Martins has delivered in Poland, where it owns the no-frills discounter Biedronka. It cannot be emphasised enough just what a masterstroke Jernimo's acquisition of Biedronka back in 1997 has proven to be. While Portugal's retail sector has been in a slump for a few years now, Poland has been one of the very few success stories in post-2009 Europe, and one that is yet to end too. BMI expects the discount retail sector to grow at a compound annual rate of nearly 19% to 2015, which in US dollar terms is likely to see the size of the industry growing from US$4.3bn in 2010 to US$12.1bn by 2015.

Companies Mentioned:

* Nestl Polska
* Agros Nova
* Danone Polska
* Makarony Polskie
* Central European Distribution Corporation
* Grupa Zywiec (Heineken)
* Carlsberg Polska
* SABMiller
* Kofola-Hoop (Kofola Group)
* Metro Polska
* Biedronka (Jernimo Martins)
* Tesco Polska

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