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Eating out in Poland: history, status, perspectives and trends
Eating out in Poland: history, status, perspectives and trends

Author(s): Iwona Kowalczuk, Ewa Czarniecka-Skubina
Subject(s): Economy, Business Economy / Management
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Szczecińskiego
Keywords: foodservice sector; Poland, changes

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the paper is to provide an overview on major changes that took place in the foodservice market inPoland before and after the economic transition, to discuss the current state of the sector and identify directionsfor further development.The article presents consumer foodservice market trends in Poland and main trends conditioning its furtherdevelopment and transformation. In Poland, after the economic transformation of 1989 significant quantitativeand qualitative changes in the services sector were observed, including foodservice industry. Most foodserviceoutlets were privatized, there was a rise of new establishments and qualitative changes in their organization.As a result the Polish foodservice market became similar to western markets. Demographic, socio-culturaland economic trends which affected consumers’ needs and changed their expectations towards marketoffer had also a stimulatory effect on the foodservice market transformation. Now Polish foodservice marketis still growing, although at a weaker rate than in previous years. Strong demand favors this growth. Rapiddevelopment of tourism, expansion of tourist accommodation and the development of business infrastructureare driving also foodservice sector development.

  • Issue Year: 16/2015
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 75-83
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English