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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 29 Jan 2013

Michelle Russell

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 16 May 2014

Hannah Abdulla

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 6 May 2014

Hannah Abdulla

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 1 May 2014

Hannah Abdulla

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 19 Dec 2013

Dean Best

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 4 Feb 2013

Michelle Russell

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.

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