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For US and European companies exporting products to Russia, the operating environment has been challenging to say the least. Recent comments...

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PepsiCo and Unilever are facing suggestions from parts of the investment community they should embark on wholesale changes to boost growth....


Dean Best | 20 Feb 2012

Danone, the French food giant, came to the market this week in cautious mood. It may be watching the horizon carefully, and it may face challenges in the fresh dairy sector, but investors and analysts, even if some have immediate concerns, are confident about Danone's medium-term prospects.


Dean Best | 21 Nov 2011

Investors and analysts clamouring for change at PepsiCo should beware the pull of short-term financial gain and recognise the long-term benefit of the company's focus on nutrition, writes Dean Best.


Michelle Russell | 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?


Dean Best | 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.

Latest Interviews

Katy Askew | 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.

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Katy Askew | 1 Dec 2014

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


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.


Hannah Abdulla | 29 Jan 2014

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


just-food Research Team | 21 Dec 2012

The latest batch of reports from the just-food research store includes seafood processing in the UK, the ethnic/traditional snack market in the US and functional food and drinks.


Michelle Russell | 26 Apr 2012

PepsiCo has booked a drop in first-quarter profits as restructuring costs weighed on earnings.


Michelle Russell | 27 Feb 2012

PepsiCo has teamed up with German privately-owned dairy firm Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller to open a US$206m yoghurt facility in New York, US.


Michelle Russell | 1 Dec 2011

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


Michelle Russell | 25 Oct 2011

PepsiCo has fully terminated the powers of Wimm-Bill-Dann's (WBD) board of directors.


Sam Webb | 17 Oct 2011

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


Dean Best | 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.


Sam Webb | 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.


Michelle Russell | 12 Oct 2011

PepsiCo has booked an increase in third-quarter profits driven by top-line gains in its snacks and drinks divisions and reaffirmed its full-year earnings guidance.


Sam Webb | 8 Sep 2011

PepsiCo CFO Hugh Johnston has claimed a "stagflationary environment" is harming consumer product manufacturers.


Katie Smith | 31 Aug 2011

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


Jerom Rozendaal | 30 Aug 2011

PepsiCo and Danone have become embroiled in a yoghurt trademark battle in Russia.


just-food.com | 3 May 2011

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


just-food.com | 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.


Dean Best | 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.


Michelle Russell | 25 Feb 2011

Food and drinks giant PepsiCo has used the CAGNY investment conference in Florida to emphasise the benefits of its acquisition of Russian dairy business Wimm-Bill-Dann, with one executive labelling the deal a "slam dunk".


just-food.com | 10 Feb 2011

The CEO of Russian dairy giant Wimm-Bill-Dann (WBD) has announced his intention to step down.


just-food.com | 9 Feb 2011

PepsiCo is to receive a loan from Wimm-Bill-Dann (WBD) to purchase the remaining shares in the Russian dairy firm.


just-food.com | 3 Feb 2011

PepsiCo has completed the acquisition of a 66% stake in Wimm-Bill-Dann, it said today (3 February).


just-food.com | 2 Feb 2011

Russian dairy giant Wimm-Bill-Dann has acquired Opolie Holding, a milk processor in the Vladimir region of central Russia.

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