Magazine: Let’s fight for having enough workers!

The last few years have been characterised by workforce shortage. Both the government and the market have reacted to this problem: the former introduced a minimum wage and a guaranteed...

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Geopolitical and economic visions for the period after 2020

One again Trade magazin and Chain Bridge Club have organised their popular Business Dinner event. This year the topic was Hungary’s future in the EU, mass migration’s influence on the Hungarian...

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Knowledge is power – and we should be aware of this

On 25 May 2017 Chain Bridge Club and Trade Marketing Club organised their annual Business Dinner. Guests included former Minister of Foreign Affairs Géza Jeszenszky, former president of the Central Bank of Hungary (MNB)...

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Revival

Soon winter is over and after the rather slow January-February period, the Hungarian food industry will speed up again. General expectation is that the sector’s output will continue to increase...

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All is well if it ends well

At the end of the year what we can see is that consumption in Hungary is growing faster than ever in recent years, retail sales have been increasing by around...

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Trust and investment

At the end of the Business Days conference in Tapolca I asked myself the question: Who is going to invest in the food industry? Just before the conference the government...

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Palóc Kft.’s bankruptcy

When a few weeks ago CBA’s bastion in North East Hungary, Palóc Kft. went bankrupt, most people in the trade blamed the government, saying this was the result of their...

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Because doing good makes you feel good

In 2003 the Chain Bridge Club was established with the objective of doing something for the future of the food industry. Well, the goal basically remains the same with the...

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Does technology really change everything?

I have seen how FMCG retail chains work and I have also worked in production. Now I am in retail informatics. Technology companies are the engine of development all over...

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Sport as an inspiration

US basketball player Kobe Bryant scored 60 points in his final game to end his 20-year NBA career in style. We can learn a lot from exceptional athletes about leading...

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Words fly away, writings remain

Having a conscious communication strategy is an important prerequisite of long-term success for businesses in many fields. I am trying to keep up with the speed of the infocommunication industry...

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Turn of the year

2015 was a good year in Hungarian retail: the retail index has been growing for two years and consumer confidence has reached a 5-year peak. The mandatory Sunday closing of...

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End of the year

In 2015 the majority of FMCG companies saw their sales increase. Consumption was growing and FMCG sales were moving in the plus 3-3.5 percent range in comparison with 2014. Manufacturers’...

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The circus ring and neurons

It won’t be easy for the 10th Business Days conference in 2016 to surpass the level of this year’s event. For instance we learned about how the methods of neuroscience...

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After 25 years in the FMCG sector a debut in the building material industry

An international building material manufacturer (Baumit) has been looking for a commercial director with FMCG experience to manage strategic challenges in the field of sales. I decided to give it...

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Tobacco products from a single distributor

Tabán Trafik Zrt.’s consortium has been given the rights for operating the new central tobacco product supply system in controversial circumstances. This story may continue in Brussels, but at the...

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Events took a refreshing turn

2014 brought a turnaround in the soft drink market: after many years of contraction sales expanded, by more than 5 percent in the soft drink and fruit juice segment. Annual...

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Growing competition for talents

The latest Randstad Award study reveals that the Hungarian FMCG industry isn’t the most attractive sector any more: services and the automotive industry draw more job seekers. In the top...

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One and only chance

This is a one and only chance for horticulture! In the 2014-2020 EU budgetary period the sector is one of the areas entitled to receive special support. Despite this it...

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Back to six from seven

From 15 March 2015 shops stay closed on Sundays in Hungary. Who is this good for? Perhaps for families, but definitely not for the families of those 15,000-20,000 people who...

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