By: trademagazin Date: 2008. 02. 01. 08:00

Hoventa 2008 Hoventa Kft., a leading organiser of food industry exhibitions has published its list of events for 2008: 1-2. April.: Hoventa Regional: Pécs, Expo Center Pécs n 15-16. April: Hoventa Regional: Debrecen, Kölcsey Konferencia Központ n 23-24. April: Hoventa Regional: Balatonfüred, Hotel Marina n 17-18. May: Hoventa Sovata: Sovata, Danubius Hotels n 14-17. October: Hoventa: Hungexpo Budapest

Hungarian chairman Jánod Pataki, owner of the Pataki confectionery in Érd, has been elected chairman of the International Association of Confectioners. He intends to work on bringing the next junior world championship to Hungary.

Revival for Pullman. The hotel chain Accor will open 300 premium category hotels for business travellers by 2015.

Hotel Klotild Palace to open within a year. Design is inspired by Asian style luxury. This is going to be the second Buddha Bar hotel in the world after Prague.

HUF 3.5 billion investment by Hansa-Kontakt in Szegedn The 26,000 square meter logistic centre of the distributor of food, chemical products, beverages and tobacco products will be completed in 2009.

42 new stores in Premier Outlets Center. Timberland, Triumph, Marc Shoes, Champion Sport, Saxoo, Devergo, Cinque and Park Avenue have also opened stores in the Biatorbágy mall.

Good year for Praktiker. According to preliminary figures, the group has boosted its net revenues by 24,8 per cent to EUR 3,95 billion. The Hungarian subsidiary of the German chain generated revenues of HUF 46 billion last year.

Tengelmann selling the Greek Plus chain The retail chain which has 33 stores has been bought by the Belgian Delhaize group.

Clones classified as fit for consumption in America. In spite of the licence issued, resistance against the commercial sale of animal products from clones is growing. Several major retailers have already declared that they will not list food products from clones.

Auchan purchasing 14 Russian supermarkets from the Turkish Enka group in December. The French retail chain has another 15 stores in the Russian market.

Healthy initiative by ASDA. Over 9,000 private label products of the company are made without artificial dyes and flavours since 9. January. Preservatives and hydrogenated fats will also disappear from products.

Eismann Production Kft. will operate the Törökbálint Nestlé plant in the future.

Heineken is to buy a brewery in Algeria, to acquire the leading local brand Tango.

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