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Plastics dominate Russian confectionery packs

Consumers and producers are united in their desire for lighter, functional packaging on the Russian food market, driving the development of plastics and paper in the dairy, bakery and confectionery...

Russian confectioner adds to premium range

Russian confectionery group Mechta has launched a new premium product line - the latest in a growing number of local producers entering an upmarket segment which was once the sole...

CP Kelco doubles Brazilian pectin production

Number one pectin supplier CP Kelco has ramped up production, doubling capacity at the firm's production site in Limeira, Brazil.

New food processing lubricants promise cost savings

Petro-Canada has launched two new synthetic lubricants to the food processing industry that it claims provide added protection in extreme temperature applications.

Nestlé forced to sell Brazilian unit

Switzerland's Nestlé will have to sell its Brazilian chocolate business Garoto, acquired in 2002, after the authorities there ruled that the takeover would damage competition, proof that even the world's...

Novis marketing alliance to expand Russian news service audience

The need of ingredients and equipment suppliers to reach Russian food manufacturers is becoming increasingly urgent, but in the absence of established B2B advertising channels, few avenues have been open....

China continues to dominate world honey production

Although the market for honey in China has fluctuated in recent years the country continues to be by far the leading producer in the world. And with per capita consumption...

Aarhus links up for chocolate formulations in Brazil

Despite cheaper alternatives to cocoa butter on the market and new European rules allowing vegetable fats in chocolate formulations, uptake for the replacers has been slower than expected as reticent...

Fujian Dali Food builds new China biscuit facility

Leading China biscuit manufacturing Fujian Dali Food says that construction of its new €19 million biscuit factory in Changchun, Jilin Province, is now well underway, moving it closer towards its...

Protective packaging market to increase steadily

Protective packaging demand in the US will grow 5.2 per cent annually through 2008, according to research analyst Freedonia Group. Gains will be driven by accelerating Internet and mail order...

Ukraine nudges in on Russian caramel market

The all-important market for caramels in Russia continues to be encroached upon by cheaper imports from Ukraine helped by good sugar supplies, according to findings from a recent market report.

Wrigley buys into top slots in China and India

Growing through international expansion, chewing gum giant Wm. Wrigley Jr has closed on a €215 million deal to acquire the Joyco gum and confectionery businesses from Agrolimen, a privately-held Spanish...

Russian sugar production down, efficiency up

Russian white sugar production from imported raw beet is reported to be down by 23 per cent for the start of the year, as the sector struggles against diminished supplies...

Lid lifted on new packaging technology

A new packaging technology is to be unveiled by one of the leading supplier of rigid plastic packaging and jars to the confectionery industry at CM-Expo in Frankfurt on 27-29...

Russian quality on the up

Quality is an issue that has plagued many food processors in Russia over the years. But one company, Kraft Foods, claims that its operations there - where it is a...

Russian sugar faces big challenges

The Russian sugar industry has suffered under the weight of poor logistics, erratic raw supplies and a lack of financing. We spoke to a leading industry analysts to find out...

Second Russian plant for Alfred Ritter

German confectionery company Alfred Ritter has confirmed that it is to build a €25 million factory in the Moscow region which will be used to make the company's well known...

Russian sugar market fights recession

A large proportion of Russian sugar processors have experienced recession over the last year - so says a survey of leading industry figures. However, the abolition of import taxes on...

New owners for Russian groups?

Investment fund Russia Partners II has acquired the Moscow-based Ice-Fili ice cream producer and confectionery group Zvezdny, according to a report in the Vedomosti newspaper.

Leaf to expand into Russia

Finland's leading confectionery company, Leaf, has said that it is to build a factory in St. Petersburg, Russia, for the production of functional pastilles and lollipops.

Ritter goes Russian

German confectionery manufacturer Alfred Ritter is readying to open up two new production lines in a 50/50 joint-financed project with Russian company Odintsovo Confectionery. The $20 million investment will see...

Russian confectionery market growth slows

After several years of gains, growth in the Russian confectionery market looks set to slow over the next six years or so, with only premium chocolate products likely to bring...

Danone 'to buy' Chupa Chups Russian unit

Danone is on the verge of buying the Chocks & Roll business of Spain's Chupa Chups, one of its last remaining foreign units. Evidence that Danone is still determined to...

Roshen set for Russian boom

Ukraine's largest confectionery group Roshen is to take on its neighbours in the huge Russian market from early next year following the completion of a...

Indian summer for Cadbury

UK confectionery and beverages giant Cadbury Schweppes is planning an overhaul of its

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