United Confectioners

Orkla argues that it is unfair that factories that used to produce major Soviet brands can now longer do so because United Confectioners owns most trademarks and has refused to issue licenses

Orkla questions United Confectioners Soviet brand monopoly

By Oliver Nieburg

Orkla Brands Russia has hit out at Russia’s leading player United Confectioners for keeping a monopoly on former Soviet brands, which were previously produced by every confectionery factory in the country.

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.

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