Russia

G8 could open door of opportunity for food safety

G8 could open door of opportunity for food safety

By Sarah Hills

World Health Organisation’s director of the department of Food Safety and Zoonoses, Dr Kazuaki Miyagishima, is helping to put food safety on the G8 agenda with a rapid alert system topping the list.

Nestlé opens Maggi factory in Russia

Nestlé opens Maggi factory in Russia

Nestlé has opened a CHF 73m (€59.1m) factory in Russia to distribute Maggi-brand products across Russia and other Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries.

Soviet-era brands such as United Confectioners Alenka are facing stiff competition from foreign brands like Mars' Snickers

Russian Chocolate Revolution

Soviet chocolate faces the wrath of foreign invasion – Leatherhead

By Oliver Nieburg

Young people living in urban areas of Russia are driving domestic chocolate consumption and are increasingly opting for premium foreign brands over nostalgic ones from the Soviet-era, say market analysts Leatherhead Food Research.

Mars opens €80m chocolate factory in Russia

Mars opens €80m chocolate factory in Russia

By Oliver Nieburg

Mars has opened a €80m (RUB 3.3bn) chocolate factory in Russia’s Ulyanovsk region as it looks to capture a greater share of the highest value BRIC chocolate market.

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