Contents 11/2008

przemysł spożywczy okładka nr 11/2008


  • 2 Leaders of Food Retailing – Edward Maleszyk
    • The ongoing consolidation processes in the Polish food market cause separation of enterprises with trade chains with ever growing market position. These processes are going gradually and despite their intensification (and even turning-point) during the recent years, the Polish market has still been dispersed. In the article, the author analyses the processes of ongoing changes, particularly within the group of enterprises with trade chains, focusing on the leaders in food retailing. He points out to important developmental trends relating, in particular, to forms of trade and directions of expansion of the main players in the FMCG market.
      KEY WORDS: retail trade in FMCG, enterprises with trade chains, trade forms, territorial expansion, diversification of activities
  • 8 Building a Competitive Domination of Food Companies
  • 10 The Role of Exhibition in Distribution Channels – Jarosław Mruk
    • In the contemporary world, when the amount of marketing messages is far beyond the possibilities of human perception, modern consumer becomes more and more difficult target for producers and brand owners. The knowledge about consumer decisions being made just behind the shop shelves turns marketing communication efforts to the point of sale.
      KEY WORDS: marketing communication, retail marketing, exhibition, consumer behaviour
  • 18 Electronic Commerce in Food Industry – Anna Kosmacz-Chodorowska
  • 19 Why Logistics Label GS1? – Anna Kosmacz-Chodorowska
    • In the next article devoted to efficient e-commerce tools improving the way food companies operate, usefullness of logistics label implementation will be discussed as well as pieces of advice on how to print such a label and what tools to use to implement it so that the label meets all content-related and technical requirements and its generation is as simple and cheap as possible, especially for small and medium enterprises.
      KEY WORDS: barcodes, traceability, logistics label, label printing equipment and software, food industry


  • 22 Valuable Polish Raw Materials to Biopreparations Production – Jacek Leonkiewicz


  • 25 Association Conference in Polagra Food


  • 26 The Most Interesting Events and Foodstuffs – Agnieszka Górecka


  • 32 Prices of Food Animal Origin – Robert Mroczek
    • Prices of agricultural products and food are subject to significant fluctuations. Prices of most agricultural and food products increased in the new Member States in the year of accession to the European Union. This became an impulse for a visible price increase at all levels of the food chain. The dynamics of this process varied and depended on many factors, including on the type of product, position of the producer (state), competition and welfare of the society. Within the Community the process of gradual equalization of prices slowly proceeds, but the differences in prices of food and agricultural products in various Member States remain significant. The second significant rice increase in the EU market was observed in 2007, caused by global phenomena, e.g. increased demand in the world (China, India), greater interest in biofuels and speculation.
      KEY WORDS: prices of meat, prices of milk, prices of milky preserves


  • 42 Adhesion Capacity of Proteus vulgaris as a Threat to Food Industry – Kamila Myszka, Katarzyna Czaczyk
    • Identification of Proteus vulgaris cells in water samples is important for ensuring the quality of food. The presence of these microorganisms in food products may cause difficulties during human treatment for diarrhea and vomit. Proteus vulgaris may also induce organoleptic changes in food products. In the paper the role of Proteus vulgaris species in aquatic habitats and the major tests for identify these microorganisms in water samples were described. Also, the major factors involved in Proteus vulgaris adhesion to solid surfaces and the techniques, evaluating this process, were characterized.
      KEY WORDS: Proteus vulgaris, aquatic habitats, adhesion, biofilm
  • 46 Bacteria Aeromonas sp. – a New Microbiological Indicator – Dorota Kręgiel, Anna Rygała
    • Bacteria belonging to Aeromonas genera show biochemical features similar to coliforms. They are opportunistic pathogens, revealing strong adhesion to both biotic and abiotic surfaces. Their growth in distribution systems usually leads to the formation of biofilms. Detection of Aeromonas sp. in water is not obligatory. However, the microbiological results suggest that Aeromonas should be analyzed as indicator of potential regrowth in water distribution systems.
      KEY WORDS: Aeromonas sp., adhesion, virulence, water distribution systems