The food sector is one of the most important branches of the Polish economy and products of domestic companies are becoming more and more popular on foreign markets. Poland is among the top producers of apples, cherries, raspberries, currants as well as cheese. It is the largest producer of poultry meat, the 4th largest producer of dairy products and the 5th largest producer of honey in the European Union. Polish companies are increasingly focused on growth, and their food and agricultural products can also be found on shop shelves in the Middle East.
Poland is a market where large companies successfully operate and develop. One of them is Maspex, which exports its products to more than 60 countries. Smaller brands are also doing very well. Hultaj is a producer of ready-to-drink fruit compotes. The drinks taste like homemade preserves and bring to mind the beverage that has been present on Polish tables for generations. To produce its compotes, Hultaj uses cherries, apples, raspberries or pears – and the fruit comes from local fruit growers and suppliers. Meanwhile, Spomlek Dairy Cooperative is one of the biggest Polish producers of hard cheese – especially fine cheese. It is one of the first producers of cheese with eyes (Radamer) and long-ripened cheese (Bursztyn). The company can also boast a long-standing tradition and has been in business since 1909. Another recognisable brand on the agri-food market is Dary Natury. The company was founded in the 1990s and specialises in creating herbal blends using traditional recipes. Its mission is to protect endangered species of herbs, preserve herb cultivation and develop organic farming.
In the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain or Oman, you can find “krówki” and biscuits made by Bogutti on shop shelves. This Polish company has recently participated in the World Expo in Dubai. It specialises in the production of “krówki” (Polish: little cows) – fudge sweets that have a history of over 100 years and are included in the list of Polish traditional products of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in the “Bakery and confectionery products” category. The originator and promoter of “krówki” was Felix Pomorski. In 1921, he founded a confectionery factory that became famous for its sweets wrapped in paper with an image of a cow.
At the Gulfood Exhibition, which was an accompanying event to Expo 2020 Dubai, around 50 companies promoted their products and foodstuffs at the Polish stand. Among them were sweets, honey, caviar, gluten-free bakery products, spices, dairy and meat products, as well as juices and soft drinks.
Learn more and discover the most rapidly growing industries in Poland: https://expo.gov.pl/reports/