Ekosem-Agrar expands presence in Russian supermarkets

By Jim Cornall contact

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Since February, EkoNiva products have also been distributed by the Utkonos online supermarket.
Since February, EkoNiva products have also been distributed by the Utkonos online supermarket.
Ekosem-Agrar AG, the German holding company of Russian milk producer EkoNiva Group, has increased the availability of its dairy products in Russian retail stores.

Since the beginning of May, the EkoNiva product range has been available in 200 Russian and international retail chains in Greater Moscow, as well as in Kaluga, Voronezh and Lipetsk.

EkoNiva products, which were launched in 2018, can now be found in the Globus, Okey, Da!, Selgros, Auchan and Karussell chains.

Since February 2019, EkoNiva products have also been distributed by the Utkonos online supermarket.

By processing and selling its own milk, Ekosem-Agrar said it continues to expand its value chain, which allows the company to guarantee the quality of its products across the entire supply chain, to respond more flexibly to price fluctuations in the milk market and to tap additional revenue and income sources. In the medium term, the group is processing all the raw milk it produces itself.

Stefan Dürr, main shareholder and CEO of Ekosem-Agrar AG, said, “We are highly satisfied with the progress we have made in expanding the market presence of our still young brand. We are in ongoing talks with other retail companies and expect to be able to place our products in further supermarket chains by the summer. In addition, we plan to launch an organic product line in mid-2019.”

The portfolio of 50 products includes fresh milk with different fat contents, long-life milk, drink and organic yogurt, desserts, kefir, sour cream, curd and butter.

Recently, German Development Minister Gerd Müller visited Voronezh, where he attended a conference on “The role of Russia and Germany in feeding the world population” hosted by Dürr. After the conference, Müller visited the facility in Verkhniy Ikorets.

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