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Focus: Trade restrictions hitting Russian outlook

In a period of escalating international tensions, Russia is turning to the use of trade restrictions as a political weapon. This adds a laye...

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United Confectioners looks beyond Russia

Michelle Russell | 29 Jan 2013

United Confectioners has plans to grow its business beyond its stronghold in Russia, where it holds the number one position in the confectionery market. Michelle Russell caught up with export director Timothy Odenwald at the ISM confectionery exhibition in Cologne to find out more about the firm's plans for Europe and beyond.

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Roshen loses appeal over "unfair" asset seizure

Hannah Abdulla | 16 May 2014

Ukrainian confectioner Roshen has lost an appeal to overturn the decision regarding the seizure of its Russian accounts.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

Hannah Abdulla | 6 May 2014

This week, trademark battles hit the headlines, with Icelandic Seachill securing an injunction against Aldi and Hershey winning a tussle over its Ice Breakers brand with Russia's United Confectioners. Elsewhere, we looked at gluten-free and its growth prospects in the Middle East and analysed the Indonesian dairy sector. Here is the week in quotes

Hershey wins Russian Icebreaker trademark war

Hannah Abdulla | 1 May 2014

The Russian intellectual property has ruled in favour of Hershey in the battle with United Confectioners over the IceBReAKer trademark.

Review of 2013: the year's most-read interviews

Dean Best | 19 Dec 2013

2013 was a bumper year for senior executive interviews on just-food and your top ten most-read pieces included our meetings with the CEOs of Nestle, Unilever and Greencore.

just-food's week in words

Michelle Russell | 4 Feb 2013

just-food last week flew to Cologne to bring you the news and views from the ISM confectionery trade show. Here, we spoke with manufacturers including Barry Callebaut, Guylian and United Confectioners, amongst others. Elsewhere, earnings results poured in with Hershey outlining its ambitions for global expansion and Mead Johnson highlighting its progress in China.

Moscow postpones United Confectioners sale

Jerom Rozendaal | 29 Nov 2011

The city of Moscow has postponed the sale of its stake in Russia's United Confectioners in order to attract more potential buyers and "strengthen the competition."

Moscow to sell shares in United Confectioners

Sam Webb | 26 Aug 2011

The city of Moscow is selling its 26.58% stake in Russia's United Confectioners.

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Management briefing: just-food's review of 2013

Management briefing: just-food's review of 2013

From horsemeat to Heinz and from the flurry of M&A in baby food to the continued rise of gluten free, in this end-of-year management briefing, just-food rounds up the stories and issues that dominated...

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