Posts tagged as food

Prices of resources and raw materials on the rise in Latvia

Monday, July 19, 2021

A significant increase in prices of resources (electricity, fuel, gas) and food raw materials (cereals, oil, sugar), as well as labor costs, is expected to result in a rise of food prices. This is also felt by food producers surveyed by Latvian Radio July 18. Several food producers surveyed by Latvian Radio acknowledged that price increase for various items – both raw materials and resources – has been felt since…

Food prices to rise in Latvia

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Prices of food products are expected to grow rapidly, the Institute of Agricultural Resources and Economics has estimated, Inga Gulbe, head of the Institute, told Latvian Radio on July 7. Gulbe welcomed the initiative of reducing value-added tax (VAT) for fresh food products as a solution. Fruit and vegetable prices increased significantly in the second quarter of the year, Gulbe said. Oil and sugar prices, fuel and transport prices have risen greatly…

Lithuanian food couriers threaten strike over working conditions

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Two hundred couriers working for the food delivery service Bolt Food have formed a union and presented their demands for improved working conditions to the company on Tuesday. Unless the company responds, the couriers are considering going on strike, the newly-formed union Kurjerių Asociacija (Couriers’ Association) said in a press release. According to the association, Bolt Food refuses to release official figures of how many couriers it employs and keeps…

Retailer Maxima helps donate 5 tonnes of food for pets

Monday, November 2, 2020

The Latvian Red Cross received more than five tonnes, or 12,000 dog and cat meals, for pets belonging to people on low-incomes, courtesy of supermarket chain Maxima, the company said in a press release. Viktors Jaksons, President of the Latvian Red Cross said: “During this dark autumn time, both people and their pets feel the need for love, care and support… Based on the amount of the donated meals, we will be able to…

Infectologist: food companies have high risk of COVID-19

Friday, September 25, 2020

Food companies have one of the highest risks of COVID-19 spread, and large outbreaks in such companies have happened in many countries, Health Ministry’s chief infectologist, Uga Dumpis, told LETA September 25. This is due to the cold air that facilitates the spread of the virus. Consequently, according to the expert, care should be taken in these establishments to ensure compliance with distancing, the use of personal protective equipment, hand disinfection…

Germans appreciate Latvian food: Sandra’s store and story

Monday, May 25, 2020

At the beginning of May, a special store opened its doors in Bavaria, Germany. It is the only shop in Germany that sells exclusively Latvian-produced groceries. The owner, Sandra Balcere, spoke to LSM.lv on May 24 about her business. “You have to try, otherwise you won’t know whether you’ll succeed,” said Sandra. Her family are the only Latvians in the small Bavarian town of Bad Tölz. Opening the shop was a sense…

There will be no food shortages in Lithuania

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Lithuania will not run out of food, according to Agriculture Minister Andrius Palionis. The country produces more than it consumes, while the movement of goods across the EU hasn’t been resitrected, he told LRT RADIO on Tuesday. “I can assure you that in some [products], Lithuania produces two and a half times as much food as it can consume, so there will be no food shortages,” he said. “Exports to…

Dobeles Dzirnavnieks remained leader of Latvian food industry in 2018

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Like a year before, Dobeles Dzirnavnieks grain mill remained the leader of the Latvian food and beverages industry in 2018 by turnover, according to the Latvian Business Annual Report compiled by Firmas.lv and LETA. In 2018, Dobeles Dzirnavnieks raised turnover by 3.2 percent on year to EUR 117.35 million. Like a year before, Rigas Piena Kombinats (RPK) dairy company was the second largest food company with an annual turnover of…

Estonian ministry: More cooperation needed for ensuring food safety

Thursday, October 10, 2019

The food safety council met for the first time in the Estonian Ministry of Rural Affairs on Wednesday to devise further steps to promote broad-based cooperation in the field of food safety. “In today’s world, where food products move in global networks, ensuring food safety is of paramount importance. That is why we convened a food safety council, which included representatives from a variety of other administrative areas, universities, business federations…

Lithuanians pay more for some food products online than other Europeans, survey finds

Friday, December 21, 2018

Lithuanians pay much more to buy some food products online than shoppers in other EU countries, according to a price comparison survey commissioned by the Justice Ministry and the State Consumer Rights Protection Authority writes LETA/BNS. “If we compare multinational brands sold in EU countries, Lithuania is not a cheap country,” Deputy Justice Minister Irma Gudziunaite said as she presented the results of the survey. “Our prices for the majority of popular…