Russia

WBD buys up Uzbekistan dairy

WBD buys up Uzbekistan dairy

Despite recently announcing end-of-year results which were impacted
by last year's heavy investment programme, Wimm-Bill-Dann is
continuing its aggressive expansion policy with a major investment
in an Uzbekistan dairy facility.

Sauce market comes of age

Sauce market comes of age

The market for sauces in Eastern Europe was said to be valued well
in excess of €2 billion. But according to a market report on the
segment, market maturity means that the growth of the last ten
years will be difficult to sustain.

More chocolate, anyone?

More chocolate, anyone?

Although growth has been rapid for Nestlé in the Russian
confectionery sector, there are a number of challenges to be
tackled in order to ensure future expansion - low per capita
consumption and ingredients supplies being the primary...

Raisio opens up in Russia

Raisio opens up in Russia

Raisio has opened up its first production facility in Russia.
Located just outside Moscow, The Finland-based company says it is
hoping that the move will help it to expand its margarine portfolio
in Russia and neighbouring states.

Russian 'ravioli' revolution

Russian 'ravioli' revolution

Russia may be slowly adapting a number of western food and drink
habits - the rise of the country's beer industry is evidence of
that - but there is still plenty of life left in some of the
country's more traditional food...

Russia imports more alcohol

Russia imports more alcohol

Russia increased imports of alcoholic drinks by around 30 per cent
in 2003 and is likely to lift imports by a further 20 per cent in
2004, according to the latest information from the National Alcohol
Association.

Cargill makes Russian move

Cargill makes Russian move

International food processor Cargill is set to construct a $50
million malt plant in Tula Oblast, Russia. Company spokeswoman
Irina Kalygina told the Russian Vedomosti newspaper that the
corporation is looking into the possibility...

Russia goes cocoa nuts

Russia goes cocoa nuts

Consultancy firm Market Advice reports that the Russian
confectionery industry is in good shape. The agency has produced a
detailed analysis of the industry and predicts that off the back of
increased demand for all things sweet,...

Russia clamps down

Russia clamps down

Russia's government said recently that it would impose import
quotas on poultry, pork and beef in order to protect its domestic
producers after anti-dumping probes showed excessive imports from
the European Union.

Ladoga to market Godet Cognac

Ladoga to market Godet Cognac

Cognac Godet is pushing ahead with its exports to the potentially
huge Russian market following an agreement with its new distributor
there, Ladoga. The St Petersburg-based firm will now market three
Godet brands in major Russian...

GM labelling for Russia

GM labelling for Russia

Russia is the latest country to feel the effects of negative
consumer feelings towards the consumption of genetically modified
foods. The mandatory labelling of genetically modified food was
introduced in Russia on 1 September, 2002.

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