Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

SURVEY

Health-conscious Slovaks drive up olive oil sales

WITH more Slovaks trying to make healthy eating choices, olive oil consumption in the country made a big jump this year.

Slovaks bought 27 percent more olive oil in the first half of 2007 than they did during the same period last year, according to a new consumer tracking survey from the GfK Slovakia polling agency. Mixed oil and soya oil were also more popular.

"This is linked with the changing trends in the eating habits of Slovaks, and their efforts to have a more healthy lifestyle," GfK Slovakia wrote in a press release.

Up to 86 percent of households bought table oil during the first half of 2007, the survey showed. Sunflower oil and rapeseed oil were the most popular.

Overall, consumption of edible oil in Slovak households dropped moderately in the survey period compared to last year. But it kept the biggest share of sales in the oil and fat market, with 49 percent.

Top stories

Crematorium in Bratislava is an architectural revelation Photo

Those who have experienced farewells in other crematoria know what makes it special. Now the best work by the architect Ferdinand Milučký is getting a monograph

Crematorium in Bratislava by architect Ferdinand Milučký

What kind of expectations do some Slovaks have for world leaders?

Among EU member states, opinions of the United States declined in all but two — Poland (which makes some sense) and Slovakia (which does not).

Donald Trump

Crates and boxes. Slovaks discover new ways of grocery shopping

Farmer’s boxes are gaining customers in Slovakia as people slowly become more conscious about quality and the origin of the food they eat.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between January 19 and January 28, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Scandi 4