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Manufacturers navigating challenging Russian ice cream market 14 Sep 2016

Prolonged economic recession, increasing competition and sector-specific challenges such as seasonality confront ice cream makers in Russia. Navigating these waters can be tough. But the segment has been showing increasing dynamism and the Russian ice cream market continues to present an important growth opportunity. Andrew Burnyeat, Keith Nuthall and Eugene Vorotnikov report.


Talking shop October 2015 - Wal-Mart, Auchan, X5 13 Nov 2015

Multinational grocery retailers demonstrated a various different strategies to grow their sales and expand their consumer reach over the past month. Here is just-food's round-up of some of the major developments at your retail customers during October. 


BRICs and beyond: How Russia's embargo affects domestic firms 6 Jul 2015

Russia recently extended its ban on various food imports from Western countries including the US and EU. The move provides Russian food makers with an opportunity to gain market share but it also presents those operating in the market with a number of challenges. Sam Skove reports.


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.


In the spotlight: What could be impact of Russia's embargo? 11 Aug 2014

In a tit-for-tat move, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a year-long ban on on food imports from countries participating in the imposition of sanctions on Russia. Confident the country can be self-sufficient, Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev have urged local producers to take advantage of the opportunity, and get their products on supermarket shelves. But are they up to the task? And what does this mean for global exporters to Russia? Hannah Abdulla reports.

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PepsiCo announces Russian dairy plant investments  25 Sep 2018

PepsiCo has announced the completion of new investment projects at its Rubtsovsk dairy plant in Russia.


Vietnam's TH Group starts Russia dairy plant build 11 Sep 2018

Vietnam-based conglomerate TH Group has started to build a dairy plant south of Moscow, which local officials have said will be the largest facility of its type in Russia.


Russia's Cherkizovo closes in on local poultry processor Altaisky Broiler 18 Jul 2018

Russian meat producer Cherkizovo Group has signed a letter of intent to acquire local poultry processor Altaisky Broiler as it continues to expand its domestic market share.


Putin extends ban on western food imports 13 Jul 2018

President Vladimir Putin has once again extended a ban on some western food imports in retaliation for sanctions put in place over Russia's military incursions into Ukraine.


Lotte Group in major expansion of Russian operations 9 Jul 2018

South Korean confectionery giant Lotte Group has announced a major production expansion at its plant in Kaluga, western Russia, which will involve building a new manufacturing line and doubling the capacity of an existing line.


Russia's Cherkizovo reveals expansion plans 26 Jun 2018

Cherkizovo Group, one of Russia largest meat producers, said it is to target the Voronezh region for further expansion.


DMK becomes sole owner of Russian cheese firm RichArt 17 May 2018

German dairy giant DMK has bought the shares in Russian cheese maker RichArt it did not already own.


Russia plots launch of traffic-light nutrition labels 15 May 2018

Food products with colour-coded packaging about the sugar, salt and fat content could soon appear on the shelves of Russian retail stores, according to draft voluntary regulations written by the country's consumer watchdog.


Thai Union takes 45% stake in Russia's DPR Group for $16m 8 May 2018

Thai Union Group has acquired a 45% holding in DPR Group, a Russia-based seafood business, for US$16m.


PepsiCo invests in Russia production 6 Mar 2018

PepsiCo has opened a new baby-food production line at its plant in the Russian city of Omsk.

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Russia sets out plans to invest in agriculture 9 Sep 2014

Dmitry Medvedev has announced Moscow's plans to invest "tens of billions of roubles" into the country's agriculture sector, a move that would appear a way to alleviate the impact within Russia of its food embargo.