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Tuesday, 4 January 2022

Exotic Zagorje Banana Plantation Expanding to Serbia, Ivory Coast...

January the 4th, 2022 - Did you know that a Zagorje banana plantation exists on the very borders of the much loved Medvednica Nature Park? Head to Donja Stubica if you don't believe us. As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, the owner of the Zagorje banana plantation rejected all of the typical and traditional local culture and started growing bananas and other unusually exotic fruits on the rolling green hills of Zagorje. Western Europe is his market, and he's expanding production down to Dalmatia, neighbouring Serbia, Albania, and all the way to the distant Ivory Coast. Meet Ivan Sulog, a most unusual…
Monday, 3 January 2022

Croatian Olive Oil Prices to Rise Above 100 Kuna This Year?

January the 3rd, 2022 - Could Croatian olive oil prices rise above 100-110 kuna in 2022? Due to several factors which have contributed to their yield, it seems that could well be the case. As Slobodna Dalmacija/Misel Kalajzic writes, in Zadar County, the olive harvest for 2021 failed when compared to 2020, especially in the continental and island part of northern Dalmatia, while in the coastal part it being considered to be satisfactory. The reason for this is primarily the very low temperatures that affected the area during the early part of the month of April (more precisely from the 7th…
Friday, 31 December 2021

Increasingly Popular Croatian Sparkling Wines Most Sought After in Germany

December the 31st, 2021 - Croatian wines are extremely popular throughout the world and that isn't really news, but what about Croatian sparkling wines? It seems that the Germans have a real taste for it, with a lot of it being exported there. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Marta Duic writes, according to the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK), in the first nine months of this year, Croatian winemakers exported 403 hectolitres of sparkling wines worth as much as 870,000 euros. The main markets for the wine were Germany, where 122 hectolitres worth 471,017 euros went, followed by the Netherlands, then neighbouring Bosnia…
Friday, 31 December 2021

Croatian Brist Olive: Vodnjan Family Business Sees Oil Shipped to USA

December the 31st, 2021 - The Croatian Brist Olive oils, made by a family business located in Vodnjan in Istria, have made their way across the pond to the United States of America, placing Croatian products firmly on the radar there once again. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Marta Duic writes, one family business from Vodnjan is busy diversifying all of its activities, but the basis of everything they engage in is authentic products which are then exported to a number of countries across the globe. On the eve of the festive period at Br00m44 on Zagreb's famous Dolac market, a presentation of extra…
Tuesday, 28 December 2021

First Croatian Creative Women's Entrepreneurship Incubator Opened

ZAGREB, 28, 2021 - The first incubator for creative women's entrepreneurship in Croatia was opened this week to help creative women start their own small business. The Oaza (Oasis) incubator will provide mentorship, workshops, lectures and contacts with potential investors and buyers as well as a complete insight into the first year of running a business. Membership is free, and all women with creative hobbies or ideas which they have been meaning for years to turn into a business, as well as those who have only started their small business, are welcome to join. "In our everyday life, we are…
Tuesday, 28 December 2021

Popular Lika Skripavac Cheese Expanding Sales Network and Offer

December the 28th, 2021 - The very popular Lika Skripavac cheese is set to expand not only its offer but also it's sales network following special recognition given to it by the European Union (EU) in the form of a much-sought-after label. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Marta Duic writes, the much loved Lika Skripavac cheese has been awarded the European Union's label of protected geographical indication, the European Commission (EC) published in the Official Journal of the European Union on Tuesday. As stated, the method of production of this special Croatian cheese, which became the 32nd Croatian product to boast EU protection,…
Tuesday, 21 December 2021

Lika Škripavac Becomes 32nd Croatian Product With EU Protected Name

December 21, 2021 - The Ministry of Agriculture reported on Tuesday that the Lika škripavac has become the 32nd Croatian product with a protected name in the European Union (EU), which guarantees consumers the purchase of an authentic product. Turističke Priče reports that the Lika škripavac has been awarded the European protected geographical indication, which the European Commission has published in the Official Journal of the European Union. Thus, Lički škripavac is entered in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications and protected throughout the European Union. The EU trademark, like the geographical indication on the packaging, guarantees consumers…
Monday, 20 December 2021

Meet the Makers: Likamee Wool Rugs, Eco-Friendly and Imperfectly Perfect

In the age of mass-production and overconsumption, artisanal crafts seem to be making a comeback as more and more people crave authenticity over standardised manufacturing. We’re starting a new series to highlight the talented Croatian artisans creating extraordinary things, looking to learn more about their crafts. First up in Meet the Makers, an interview with the woman who’s turning discarded sheep fleece into stunning, eco-friendly wool rugs   Scrolling through my news feed one day, an image caught my eye. A star-shaped white rug, covered in streaks of bright pink and orange, that looked incredibly soft and entirely unique. That’s…
Sunday, 19 December 2021

OPG Matulic: Hand Made Pasman Items Being Sought on Zagreb Market

December the 19th, 2021 - OPG Matulic from the island of Pasman just off the coast of Zadar began working only a decade ago, and they have attracted the attention of not only locals, but also the much larger Zagreb market. As Poslovni Dnevnik/PD VL native tim writes, the Matulic family farm (OPG Matulic) from the island of Pasman was started ten years ago by Krsto and Ana Matulic. This family business includes growing olives, figs and chili peppers. They started with just one hundred seedlings, and today they have over 2000 seedlings of various chili peppers each and every…
Friday, 17 December 2021

Rijeka JGL Pharmaceutical Company Developing Rhinovirus Spray

December the 17th, 2021 - The well known Rijeka JGL pharmaceutical company has been busy developing an innovative cold spray which various substances targetting rhinovirus, the predominant cause of colds in humans, which haven't ever been used before. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Marija Crnjak writes, the Rijeka JGL pharmaceutical company has teamed up in a partnership with the Centre for Proteomics of the Medical Faculty in Rijeka and with the scientific support of Biosens from Zagreb. This togetherness has resulted in the developing of an innovative ''Rino'' cold spray, with substances that have never been used in nasal sprays previously. The total…
Thursday, 16 December 2021

Croatian Gin Takes to UK as Old Pilot's Enters British Market

December the 16th, 2021 - Croatian gin is extremely popular, and one of the most beloved of all is Old Pilot's, which has now taken to the largest island in all of Europe - the United Kingdom. The expansion of this Croatian gin to the demanding British market marks an important step forward for the brand. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Sergej Novosel Vuckovic writes, the much loved Old Pilot’s Croatian gin, which is produced in Jankomir in Zagreb, has put its feet firmly on the ground of Great Britain, the northern European nation which is very well known for its love of…
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