A leading gluten-free bakery supplier has warned that the category could become commoditised if supermarkets continue to push their own-label products.Nutrition Point which owns DS (dietary specials) bread and Trufree snacks and biscuits believes gluten-free faces a similar predicament to mainstream bread 10 years ago, before value and more diverse brands returned to the category. MD Chris Hook said there was already a nearly 70:30 split between own-label and brands, which was set to increase. Hook has refused to supply own-label products, while a few of the firm’s own products have even been delisted.”I’m beginning to feel a little bit vulnerable and am increasingly being expected to justify our existence,” he said. “We’re doing a lot of innovation, but the retailers say they want these products under own label why would I hand over the recipe and intellectual property rights?”Paddy Cronin, commercial director of United Central Bakeries, which produces both own-label and branded gluten-free bakery products, including the Genius range, said there was a place for both, as long as brands offered a point of difference. But he added that a degree of commoditisation could bring prices down. “Part of the problem is that production is in batch quantities, so you cannot get the same efficiencies as standard products.”Jeremy Woods, MD of Mrs Crimbles, had no plans to supply own-label. He said: “My job is to promote my brand and product range any category needs strong brands, as consumers want choice, and there’s still a role for them if you have good products.”
In 2017, 43% of the Croatian population went on private tripsThus, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), in 2017, 1,6 million people or 43,1% of the Croatian population aged 15 and over were on at least one private multi-day trip.A total of 4,1 million private trips were made, of which 2,6 million (62,9%) were in Croatia and 1,5 million (37,1%) abroad. Most people traveled abroad to Bosnia and Herzegovina (20,8%), Italy (11,6%), Germany (10,9%), Austria (9,6%) and Slovenia (9,5%). The most common motives for going on a private multi-day trip are a vacation at sea (1,3 million trips or 32,1%) and a visit to relatives and friends (1,1 million trips or 28,3%).Most nights spent in non-commercial accommodation The population of Croatia made a total of 26,6 million overnight stays on private multi-day trips, of which 17,4 million overnight stays (65,2%) were realized in Croatia and 9,3 million (34,8%) on trips abroad. An average of 6,6 overnight stays were made per trip. On average, 6,8 nights were spent on trips in Croatia and 6,2 nights on trips abroad.According to the type of accommodation, most overnight stays were realized in non-commercial accommodation facilities (18,2 million overnight stays or 68,3%), of which 9,5 million overnight stays were with relatives and friends, and 8,3 million with own houses and holiday flats million overnight stays.Source: CBSThe average cost per trip was 1 kuna Total expenditures on private multi-day trips amounted to HRK 8,0 billion, of which HRK 3,5 billion (43,7%) in Croatia and HRK 4,5 billion (56,3%) abroad. The average cost per trip was 1 kuna.In 2017, 57% of the Croatian population did not travel, mostly for financial reasons In 2017, 2,1 million or 56,9% of the Croatian population aged 15 and over did not travel on private multi-day trips. The most common reasons for not going on private multi-day trips (possibility of multiple answers) were: lack of financial resources (55,2%), health reasons (25,6%) and lack of free time due to family obligations (19,9%).In 2017, 8% of the Croatian population went on business trips In 2017, 301 thousand people or 8,3% of the population of Croatia aged 15 and over were on at least one business multi-day trip. A total of 842 thousand business trips were made, of which 424 thousand trips (50,4%) were in Croatia and 418 thousand (49,6%) abroad.Source: CBS4,3 million day trips made In 2017, the population of Croatia aged 15 and over made 4,3 million one-day trips, of which 3,8 million (88,8%) were private and 485 thousand (11,2%) business.