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Comment: Russia's Danone, PepsiCo criticism points to more challenges

1 Dec 2014

For US and European companies exporting products to Russia, the operating environment has been challenging to say the least. Recent comments from Moscow would suggest that the going could get tougher for multinationals who operate local subsidiaries in the country as well, Katy Askew suggests.

PepsiCo, Danone rebuff Russian dairy quality attack

1 Dec 2014

PepsiCo and Danone have moved to counter accusations from Russia's agriculture minister over the quality of their products.

just-food's research round-up: PepsiCo's packaged food strategy, the outlook for Brazil

3 Jun 2014

PepsiCo's global growth strategy in packaged foods and whether the deterioration of economic conditions in the market will hit prospects for the food sector are included in this week's round-up of essential research from the just-food research store.

RUSSIA: O'Key appoints ex-Wimm-Bill-Dann boss as CEO

29 Jan 2014

Russian food retailer O'Key Group has appointed Tony Denis Maher as its new chief executive officer.

FMCG in Russia: Interview: Arla plans to triple Russian sales

30 Sep 2013

European dairy co-operative Arla Foods has set out an ambitious growth plan for its Russian business. The firm has indicated it intends to triple sales in the country. Katy Askew caught up with Arla senior vice president Hans Christensen, who has overall responsibility for Russia and other emerging markets, to find out how.

US: PepsiCo lines up more Gatorade NPD

1 Dec 2011

PepsiCo has told just-food that it is looking to innovate further with its Gatorade sports brand.

Focus: Crunch time on horizon for PepsiCo

16 Nov 2011

PepsiCo's chairman and CEO, Indra Nooyi, is under pressure, the group's strategic review has been extended and, this week, talk of a business split has been fuelled by the arrival of activist investor Nelson Peltz. So, asks Michelle Russell, what's eating PepsiCo?

Best bits: Wal-Mart, Danone demonstrate pitfalls of emerging markets

24 Oct 2011

In the US, economists are growing more pessimistic about the country's growth prospects. In Europe, political disputes over the eurozone, rather than solutions to the crisis, are making the headlines. Against this backdrop, the emerging markets seem a more attractive prospect than ever. However, there are risks as well as rewards.

Best bits: Why PepsiCo could be eyeing US yoghurt

20 Oct 2011

Yoghurt is a growing category in a challenging US market and PepsiCo is reportedly looking to enter the sector. However, if PepsiCo is interested in yoghurt, it will need to act quickly.

SWEDEN: Tetra Pak CEO admits dairy consolidation pressure

17 Oct 2011

Tetra Pak CEO Dennis Jönsson has said the consolidation in the dairy sector is putting new demands on the packaging company.

UPDATE: US: PepsiCo, Muller silent on yoghurt JV talk

14 Oct 2011

PepsiCo and German dairy Müller have refused to be drawn on reports that they could be set to team up in the yoghurt sector.

US: PepsiCo linked to yoghurt JV with Muller

14 Oct 2011

PepsiCo could be set to join forces with German dairy giant Müller as part of its plans to enter the rapidly-growing US yoghurt market and grow its global dairy arm.

RUSSIA: PepsiCo, Danone trademark hearing postponed

31 Aug 2011

The latest stage of the Russian trademark battle between Danone and PepsiCo has been postponed.

Best bits: Premier, PepsiCo, Ralcorp grab attention amid Q1s

3 May 2011

After consecutive four-day weekends here in the UK, this column again arrives on a Tuesday, adding to the 'what-is-the-day-today?' feeling here at just-food Towers today.

RUSSIA: Wimm-Bill-Dann appoints Ivanov CEO

3 May 2011

Russian dairy giant Wimm-Bill-Dann has appointed a new CEO.

US: PepsiCo profits sink 20% on costs

28 Apr 2011

US snack food giant PepsiCo has booked a 20% decline in first-quarter net income despite strong sales gains during the period.

Best bits: Food makers' commodity caution at CAGE

4 Apr 2011

just-food's exclusive partnership with the Consumer Analyst Group Europe conference last week provided us with the chance to hear how the likes of Nestle, Danone and Unilever viewed the current trading environment - and many of the companies presenting struck a somewhat cautious tone.

CAGE: PepsiCo throws down gauntlet in Russia

31 Mar 2011

PepsiCo has vowed to "accelerate away from the rest of the pack" in Russia, which has become the US food and drinks giant's largest international market after the acquisition of Wimm-Bill-Dann.

The just-food management briefing - M&A in 2010 - a timeline, part II

20 Dec 2010

As we headed into September, there was uncertainty about the prospects for M&A activity, with analysts at KPMG suggesting the value of deals in the food, drink and consumer goods space in the second quarter stood at just under US$19bn - down from the $49bn of deals recorded in the first three months of the year. However, the last months of 2010 saw a number of key pieces of M&A - notably the merger of Greencore and Northern Foods - and deals signed to see PepsiCo buy Wimm-Bill-Dann and a private-equity consortium by Del Monte Foods.

BRICs and beyond: Russia's X5 Retail plans aggressive expansion

8 Dec 2010

Russia's leading grocery retailer X5 Retail Group's acquisition of soft discounter Kopeyka will give it a stronger base to drive aggressive growth plans in a heavily fragmented, but highly attractive market.

Best bits: PepsiCo's possible new targets, Premier's probable Quorn sale

6 Dec 2010

PepsiCo led the M&A news in food last week with the announcement of its plan to buy Russia's largest dairy group, Wimm-Bill-Dann. Who could be next on PepsiCo's radar?

RUSSIA: Wimm-Bill-Dann hits out at watchdog price claims

22 Sep 2010

Russian dairy manufacturer Wimm-Bill-Dann has criticised a competition ruling that has ordered the company to lower its prices in the city of Omsk.

UZBEKISTAN: Wimm-Bill-Dann plans appeal over "nationalised" unit

22 Sep 2010

Russian dairy group Wimm-Bill-Dann has indicated that it plans to fight the reported nationalisation of its subsidiary in Uzbekistan.

RUSSIA: Seventh Continent in pricing spat with Danone and Unimilk

12 Aug 2010

Russian grocery retailer Seventh Continent has today (12 August) announced it has stopped buying milk or dairy products from Danone and Unimilk.

RUSSIA: Wimm-Bill-Dann "mulls foreign M&A"

18 Jun 2010

Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods, the Russian dairy and baby-food group, is reportedly ready to make acquisitions outside the country this year.

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

27 Nov 2009

With just a month left of 2009, our thoughts are turning to what shape the food industry landscape will take as we enter a new decade. This week, HJ Heinz, meat giant Tyson Foods and Russian dairy business Wimm-Bill-Dann all issues their prognosis for the economy and consumer confidence. Woolworths Ltd, Australia's largest retailer, claimed the country was in better shape than other economies around the world, while in an exclusive interview with just-food, Greencore boss Patrick Coveney detailed how the private-label group had navigated the downturn.

INSIGHT: Raw milk prices to rise, warns Wimm-Bill-Dann

25 Nov 2009

Russian dairy group Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods has today (25 November) warned it sees upward pressure in raw milk prices next year.

RUSSIA: Weak rouble sours Wimm-Bill-Dann profits

25 Nov 2009

Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods, Russia's largest dairy processor, has reported a dip in net income for the first nine months of 2009, hurt by the devaluation of the rouble.

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

4 Sep 2009

There is a truly cosmopolitan flavour to this week's 'week in words' with food execs from Mexico City to Moscow keen to voice their thoughts on some of the key issues affecting the industry. Grupo Bimbo, the Mexican bakery giant, has stood firm over claims of "deceitful" labelling, while Wimm-Bill-Dann, Russia's largest dairy firm, has sounded a warning on the outlook for the country's economy. Dairy prices are often a hot topic for many in the industry and this week was no exception, with France's Bongrain and New Zealand's Fonterra giving their prognosis of the market.

INSIGHT: Russian economy could worsen - Wimm-Bill-Dann

4 Sep 2009

The chief executive of Russian dairy giant Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods today (4 September) warned that conditions in the Russian economy may worsen in the latter half of 2009.




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