Cargill has entered the Polish poultry market for the first time, as it has acquired Polish poultry producer Konspol for an undisclosed figure.
As part of the deal, Cargill will purchase the Polish assets of Konspol’s food and fresh chicken business and will acquire Konspol’s portfolio of branded and private label products, as well as its customer and supplier relationships.
Konspol operates a feed mill, five broiler farms and two processing sites in the country, employing approximately 1,700 people, and Cargill says that the acquisition will significantly increase Cargill’s production capacity of value-added and poultry products.
Chris Langholz, president of Cargill Global Poultry said: “Konspol’s commitment to high-quality food and passion for innovation is the perfect fit for Cargill’s Global Poultry business.
“This acquisition allows us to better serve our customers through a diversified portfolio of value-added products.
“Konspol is a strong and established fresh chicken and value-added food company whose products are the preferred choice across Poland.”
Konspol founder Kazimierz Pazgan added: “Cargill is a company with huge accomplishments and a global reach. It is also family-owned company that shares our values.
“I am certain this is the best guarantee of a future for Konspol, a company I have expanded with my family for almost 40 years.”
By Martin White
A new wave of brands is emerging that promotes indulgence and rejects the notion of sacrifice. Low-maintenance “hangover” beauty products are designed to address the effects of late nights and partying without judgment or hassle, and even include cosmetics that are formulated in a way that means you can fall asleep in your makeup without feeling guilty.
The pilot will allow the company to scale circular packaging in about 18 markets over the next three years, an approach that jumps on the success of similar efforts in the company’s Indonesia ecoSPIRITS program, which launched in 2022 and is active in 38 bars.
Unilever’s focus on purpose across its brands has been a source of criticism from some of its investors. Its new CEO Hein Schumacher says the company now recognises there are some brands where the concept is simply not relevant.