Scaling back livestock production? Tougher regulation of commodity trading? Pushing back green legislation? FoodNavigator looks at what can be done to limit the impact of this latest food price crisis.
The Association of the German Confectionery Industry (BDSI) has welcomed tough sanctions imposed by the European Union on Russia, following its invasion of Ukraine, saying that the speed they were introduced shows the basic principles of the region are...
Several international food and beverage companies have temporarily shut down operations in Ukraine following Russia's invasion to ensure the safety of employees while bracing for the long-term economic impact that skyrocketing commodity prices and...
Moldova, Tadzhikistan, Kazakhstan and Belarus have all announced that their independent inspections of chocolate produced by Ukrainian confectionery firm Roshen found no health risks for consumers, despite accusations from Russia to the contrary.
Premium chocolate will help the Ukrainian confectionery market return to growth despite sugar confectionery currently proving the more popular category, according to an analyst Leatherhead Food Research.
Roshen increased its sales for the first three quarters of 2010 by 32 per cent at $675m. The confectioner also recorded an output of 285,000 tonnes in 2010, up 11 per cent on the same period last year.
Confectionery wrapping machine supplier Theegarten Pactec claims Russia and the Ukraine have been the fundamental growth drivers for the firm over the past three years, citing greater affluence and increasing demand for Western style products in the region.
Sharp increases in meat prices at the end of September have
prompted Ukraine's Ministry of Agriculture to call for tighter
measures to prevent speculation and ensure more stable pricing. But
market observers claim that the increases...
Two years after the Russian authorities imposed massive import
duties on confectionery products in a bid to keep out cheap imports
from Ukraine, that country's biggest sweet maker Roshen is about to
take Russia by storm with...
It would appear that Eastern Europe's appetite for yoghurts and
milk-based desserts is growing. Russian dairy giant Wimm-Bill-Dann
(WBD) has just installed a new €7 million production line at its
Kharkov dairy plant in Kharkov,...