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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

Bumper Brazilian cocoa crop forecast

This season's Brazilian cocoa production is already up 57 per cent from thesame period last year, according to the Bahia Commercial Association. In a weekly...

Russia's chocolate revolution

The Russian confectionery market is undergoing a number of major changes at the moment, one of which could see the decline of one of the...

Cocoa driving Russian drinks market

Earlier this week we reported on the state of play in the Russian cocoa market and the likely knock-on effect on the confectionery sector, according...

Russia: a sweet-toothed nation

Consultancy firm Market Advice believes that the Russian confectionery industry is in good shape. The agency has drawn up a detailed impression of the current...

A waffle revolution in Russia?

A survey of waffle consumption in Russia reveals that traditional non-packaged snacks remain very popular. The survey, conducted last month by consulting agency Market Advice,...

Nestlé tops growing Russian chocolate market

Spending lots of money on expensive advertising campaigns may not be the best way to build growth in the Russian chocolate market, at least according...

Indian firm to sell machinery in US

LMC International , the US provider of confectionery and bakery processing equipment, has formed a strategic alliance with Indian company Dhiman to sell its confectionery...

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