The Association of Employers HoReCa has joined the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers. The aim is to undertake joint actions focusing on improvement of business conditions in Poland and addressing challenges related to the labour market.
During the Conference on Ethical Standards and Women’s Rights in Business, organised jointly by Global Compact Network Poland and the Commissioner for Human Rights, a ceremony was held on 12 December 2017 to mark the adoption of the Standard of the Ethical Programme in Poland. The Association of Employers HoReCa is one of the institutions that signed the Declaration on Adoption of the Standard of the Ethical Programme in Poland.
Scientists, food producers, traders and restaurateurs have joined forces to improve how and what Poles eat. Their aim is to optimise the energy value and, in some cases, also the composition of food produced in Poland. Works on detailed recommendations for different product categories and distribution channels are to be launched soon.
On 1 December, Friday, another meeting of ZP HoReCa members was held at Sphinx restaurant in Warsaw. The working group on the fight with the grey market and the invited guests talked about problems in the sector that they will have to address in the coming year.
The discussion was initially based on the report entitled “Przeciwdziałanie szarej strefie w Polsce poprzez efektywny wymiar sprawiedliwości” (“Combating the grey market in Poland through an efficient justice system”) published by Global Compact Poland, which indicates that as much as over 50% of the turnover in a single food-serving point may be covered by the grey market.
Changes planned in the Code of Administrative Offences may positively affect competition in the catering industry. The addition of the Police, Trade Inspection and Municipal Police to the scope of institutions that will be able to verify the reliability of fiscalization may increase the effectiveness of controls in retail sales.
ZP HoReCa welcomed a new member. Grupa Warszawa joined ZP HoReCa. “Grupa Warszawa is a company created out of passion for beautiful things. We want to underline old Polish traditions and influence the contemporary ones. Our mission is to change people’s awareness as well as the space in which we operate.
ZP HoReCa joins the Pajacyk Christmas Table – a charity initiative organized every year by the Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH).
The sixteenth edition of the Pajacyk Christmas Table is a one-day charity event, in which the owners of gastronomic premises provide part of the daily turnover to the programme for feeding children in Poland and around the world. This year the action will take place on December 2nd. You can still join it – PAH is waiting for eager restaurants from all over Poland until November 20.
Stava, the leader on the market of meal delivery services, and Święta Krowa from Poznań joined ZP HoReCa, a sectoral organisation representing and protecting the interests of the Polish gastronomy sector.
The National Council of Gastronomy and Catering, an organisation established to represent and act in support of the Polish gastronomy sector, has changed its name and legal form. From this moment, it will function as the Association of Employers HoReCa (ZP HoReCa). Up-to-date information about the Association can be followed on the new website www.zphoreca.pl.
No access to alcohol for minors is a task for all adults – reminds this summer the coalition of entities and organisations representing trade, gastronomy, fuel sector and brewing industry. Within the framework of cooperation, the coalition members, which include the Polish Chamber of Commerce, the Polish Organisation of Trade and Distribution, the Supreme Council of Trade and Services Associations, the National Council for Gastronomy and Catering, the Polish Chamber of Liquid Fuels, the Polish Organisation of Oil Industry and Trade and the Brewing Industry Employers Association – Polish Breweries, will mark 100,000 retail outlets, gastronomy establishments and petrol stations with special stickers confirming that they sell alcohol only to persons who have reached the age of majority.
The guarantee of two free Sundays a month for shops employees, introduced as a result of an amendment to the Labour Code, is the proposal of entrepreneurs from the trade and gastronomy industries, referring to the civic proposal for an act on Sunday trading. The position has been prepared jointly by the Polish Council of Shopping Centres, the Polish Trade Forum, the Polish Trade and Distribution Organisation, the Polish Chamber of Trade, the Polish Confederation Lewiatan and the National Council for Gastronomy and Catering and submitted to the Minister of Family, Labour and Social Policy Elżbieta Rafalska.
Trading on Sunday afternoons for at least one shift, i.e. 8 hours, is the solution strongly supported by the gastronomy sector in view of the considered reduction of the working hours of shops on Sundays. In the opinion of the National Council for Gastronomy and Catering, this solution will enable families to satisfy their common social needs outside home and at the same time will allow them to use the morning hours for rest and for fulfilling their spiritual needs.
The overwhelming majority (87%) of Poles eating out claim that they always or very often receive fiscal receipts at eating places. But do they recognise them correctly? The results of the test where various examples of receipts for gastronomic services were presented to respondents show that it is not always the case. 87% of persons to whom a fiscal receipt was presented stated that they received it always or often at restaurants, bars and cafés. However, when they were shown a printout from an order processing terminal, which only resembles a fiscal receipt, as many as 57% of respondents stated they received it always or very often, according to the study by ARC Rynek i Opinia presented by the NCGC.
The National Council for Gastronomy and Catering believes that the ban on Sunday trading and the resulting closing of shops in shopping centres will have a significant impact on gastronomy. This is due to specific characteristics of the sector in Poland and characteristics of employment in restaurants, bars and cafés.
Digital marketing, digital menu boards and WiFi marketing may be efficient marketing tools in restaurants, bars and cafés. The methods of using these tools to generate revenues will be explained by practitioners at the conference organised by the National Council for Gastronomy and Catering and entitled “Facing the challenges of the market together in 2017”, which will take place during the 21st International Food Service Trade Fair EuroGastro.
The gastronomy sector in the face of regulatory changes in 2017. How to create a conscious and positive image of the company but also build customer satisfaction in gastronomy? How can modern technologies support sales at restaurants? The significance of ethics in gastronomy. These issues will be discussed at a conference organised by the National Council for Gastronomy and Catering and entitled “Facing the challenges of the market together in 2017” which is addressed to all representatives of the sector.
New companies joined the National Council for Gastronomy and Catering, an organisation representing the gastronomy sector. The new members of the Council include North Food Polska and Street, the operators of restaurant chains, as well as Eko Snails Garden, a catering company and a producer, processor and exporter of snails.
Undeclared turnover may exceed even 50% in a single restaurant. The figure declines along with professionalization of management and formalisation of sales. As a result, shadow economy in large gastronomic chains is estimated at only around 5%, as shown by the studies presented by the National Council for Gastronomy and Catering in the report entitled “Counteracting the Shadow Economy in Poland by means of effective judiciary” issued by Global Compact Poland.
Costa Coffee, Ikea Retail and Salad Story joined the National Council for Gastronomy and Catering, a sectoral organisation representing and protecting interests of Polish gastronomy sector. As a result, the Council now associates over 1500 restaurants and gastronomic establishments operated by 19 members.
Experts of the National Council for Gastronomy and Catering discussed the planned legislative changes and their impact on the gastronomy sector at the Food Business Forum 2017. During the panel entitled “Legislative challenges – what the restaurateurs should fight for”, they defined the problems that the restaurant owners will have to face in near future.
Mex Polska and Kręgliccy – Restauracje i Catering – are the newest members of the National Council for Gastronomy and Catering. As a result, the Council now associates approximately 1200 of restaurants, bars and cafés. The NCGC is a sectoral organisation representing and protecting the interests of the gastronomy sector at home and abroad.
The National Council for Gastronomy and Catering joined the “I support the lottery” campaign organised within the framework of the National Receipt Lottery of the Ministry of Finance. At the same time, in order to promote fair competition on the gastronomy market, the Council encourages all its members to join the initiative.
Gastronomy companies established their sectoral organisation: the National Council for Gastronomy and Catering (NCGC). Its main goals include representation of the gastronomy sector and dialogue with the legislator, acting for development of the sector and promoting a positive image of the Polish gastronomy. The organisation was established by the leading restaurant companies. It is headed by the CEO of Sfinks Polska, Sylwester Cacek.
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