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Meat-loving Russians ready to give substitutes chance 23 Nov 2020

Traditionally a society of meat lovers, Russians are developing a taste for meat substitutes – and food manufacturers from home and abroad, and of all sizes, are reacting.


Russia's iFarm on whether vertical farming could herald a new era of urban agriculture - interview 25 Mar 2019

iFarm, one of several start-ups seeking to get ahead in the urban farming stakes, explains to Joe Baker why the concept could revolutionise farming.


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.

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Lamb-Weston/Meijer eyes control of Russia plant 30 Oct 2020

A venture of European frozen potato-products business Lamb-Weston/Meijer is set for a change of ownership.


Nestle to expand infant-formula production in Russia 21 Sep 2020

Nestlé is to expand its infant-formula manufacturing operation in a key emerging market, it has announced.


PepsiCo starts snacks plant build in Russia 16 Sep 2020

The US food and drinks group has embarked on the building of its latest factory in Russia, the company's third-largest market by sales.


Lindt & Sprungli brushes off Russia product claims 31 Aug 2020

The Swiss chocolate maker faces allegations from Moscow's advertising watchdog centring on the quality of its products.


Thai Union buys control of Russian seafood firm DPR 11 Aug 2020

Thai Union Group, the Thailand-based seafood major, has moved to acquire a majority shareholding in an overseas business.


Fuertes, Cherkizovo turkey JV to boost capacity 21 Jul 2020

Tambovskaia Indeika, the Russian turkey business established by Spanish agri-food business Grupo Fuertes and Russian meat giant Cherkizovo Group, has revealed growth plans.


KFC using 3D printing for lab-made chicken nuggets 20 Jul 2020

Global fast-food giant KFC is working with 3D printing to develop an alternative to chicken nuggets made without meat.


Cherkizovo acquires foodservice plant in Russia from Cargill 20 Jul 2020

Cherkizovo Group, Russia's largest meat processor, plans to acquire a poultry plant in its domestic market.


McCain Foods confirms talks over factory in Russia 26 Jun 2020

Potato major McCain Foods is in discussions about possibly setting up a manufacturing plant in a country where the company does not have a production presence.


Covid-19 costs combine with rouble to pressure Russia's food companies 6 May 2020

Covid-19, yet to hit its peak in Russia, has put pressure on the food sector's operational costs at a time when businesses have also been facing a falling rouble.

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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.