The return of Unilever to the Russian ice cream market after a
two-year absence has helped push up volume sales in the first half
of 2003. Market Advice warn however the future is likely to be
As part of its strategy for regional expansion in Russia,
Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods has purchased Roska St. Petersburg Dairy
Company for about €12 million. The company plans to increase output
and modernise existing facilities.