Argeta Pate Production to Start in USA
Croatian company Atlantic Grupa have started production its popular Argeta pate in the United States, Poslovni.hr reports. Argeta pate, which is one of Atlantic Grupa’s most popular brands, started production at a production plant in Harrisburg, the state capital of Pennsylvania, today. In the first year, Atlantic Grupa is expecting revenues from sales of Argeta pate from the US plant to pass 3 million dollars. Argeta will, in accordance with the strict traceability criteria with the state-of-the-art technology developed in two regional factories in Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, produce exclusively for the North American market in collaboration with the US company Brother & Sister in Harrisburg. During November and December 2017, Argeta’s intensive distribution to almost two thousand sales outlets in the US and Canada in collaboration with local distribution partners will start and will be followed by a strong promotional campaign, first in sales outlets and in digital media. It is known that Argeta is produced without meat-processing by-products, exclusively from high-quality meat and natural spices, without preservatives and additives of any kind, and with prominent international quality certificates. Argeta is produced by the same recipe for more than 50 years, and it all began with the production of fish pate. Its chicken pate, which was given the name “Argeta” a few years later, began its unprecedented conquest of the world’s markets in 1963. Today, Argeta is the world’s largest producer of pâté that annually produces 110 million cans of pâté, which are sold in nearly 30 countries worldwide.
Luxury Hotel ‘Le Premier’ Opens in Croatia’s Capital
A new luxury boutique hotel has opened its doors in downtown Zagreb today. Le Premier boutique hotel is housed in a 20th-century palace which was built in 1923 by famous Croatian architect Lav Kalda. After a 10 million euro investment, it has been transformed into a luxurious boutique hotel with 62 rooms and a penthouse presidential apartment. Its elegant exterior conceals a regal interior architecture with modern rooms that boast high ceilings and large windows. Located at Ulica kralja Držislava 5, Le Premier boutique hotel also has a spa centre, including a Finnish sauna and Turkish sauna, massages and beauty treatments, a fitness centre, cigar and lounge bar and a fine-dining restaurant run by double Michelin Star Executive Chef Stefano Cosattini and his team. “Respect for the building ‘s elegance in its stately main staircase and the marble in public areas, coexist with the absolute quality of its spacious rooms in which warm, neutral colours make our guests feel as if they were staying in one of the aristocratic private residences,” the hotel says.
Eliscaffe Included on List of World’s Best Coffee Bars
Eliscaffe in downtown Zagreb has made a list of the best 600 cafes in the world compiled by professionals. Eliscaffe has been included in ‘Where to Drink Coffee’ – an insider’s guide to where the world’s best baristas go for a cup of coffee. Eliscaffe, located on Zagreb’s main high street Ilica (63), is a roastery and coffee bar. It opened in 2005 and since 2009 has been importing, roasting and distributing coffee as well. Eliscaffe was the first real specialty coffee bar in Croatia and was the first coffee bar to open which was smoke-free in the region. “I still have the Financial Times from 2007 where they wrote how we were the first cafe in the former Yugoslavia to be smoke-free. We have been smoke-free since we opened and concentrate on coffee and only coffee,” owner Nik Orosi told index.hr. Eliscaffe was the first not only in being smoke-free but also in a number of other initiatives. The best 150 baristas and coffee experts have compiled the insider’s guide Where to Drink Coffee, and the recognition for Eliscaffe is reward for their hard work and passion.
Jadrolinja to Break Passenger Record
2017 has been the best in history for Croatia’s leading transport company Jadrolinija. For the first time in its history, the ferry company will transport around 12 million passengers in a calendar year. “All indicators are showing that we will transport around 12 million passengers this year, which will be a record year (for Jadrolinja),” Jadrolinja CEO David Sopta told Slobodna Dalmacija. Jadrolinja, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, had a bumper summer. From May to October, Jadrolinja transported 8.6 million passengers and 2.1 million cars, which was 6% more than during the same period last year, which was a record year at the time for Jadrolinja. Jadrolinja, which employs 1,700 people and has a fleet of 50 boats, operates 34 lines in Croatia and four lines internationally connecting Italy, and Montenegro. The overall capacity of the fleet is around 30,000 passengers and 4,000 vehicles, making Jadrolinija one of the TOP 10 passenger liners in the world.
Croatian Business of the Year 2017 Awards Winners
The Croatian Chamber of Economy last night has held its annual ‘Zlatna kuna’ (Golden Marten) awards for the best businesses in Croatia for 2017.
Best Big Company 2017
Leading hotel company Maistra, which has hotels such as Monte Mulini, Lone and Family Marin in its portfolio, won the main award for the most successful big company in Croatia. Headquartered in Rovinj, Maistra has 9 hotels and 8 resorts and has been a leading hotel company in Croatia for a long time.
Best Medium-Sized Company 2017
The ‘Zlatna kuna’ for the best medium-sized company went to Pet Minuta. Based in Zagreb Pet Minuta specialises in computer programming and computer production. They have a team of 145 mobile product experts across two continents and have produced hundreds of award-winning apps.
Best Small Company 2017
The best small company and the ‘Zlatna kuna’ went to full-service advertising company Bruketa&Zinic&Grey from Zagreb.
Best Promotion of Entrepreneurship 2017
Rimac Automobili CEO Mate Rimac won an award for promotion of entrepreneurship also on the night.
In the innovation category, Zagreb company Altpro won the award, whilst tech company Axilis won best post startup and PBZ was awarded best bank. A lifetime achievement award went to Stjepan Safran.