Numico moves out of India
Royal Numico has announced the sale of its Mumbai-based dairy and
baby food activities Nutricia India to a consortium of four Indian
companies, for an undisclosed sum.
Campina has faith in Russia
Campina is expecting big things from its operations in Russia after
installing a third production line at its facility at Stupino.
Russian ice cream sales improve as Unilever lifts the market
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
China lifts Italian cheese ban
Italy's deputy minister for productive activities with portfolio
for foreign trade, Adolfo Urso, has announced that Italian cheeses
can finally be exported to China.
Indian dairy looks to Europe
India-based Amrit Foods is in talks with European dairy producers
with a view to establishing a joint venture to manufacture and sell
a number of milk and milk-based products.
ISP acquires Brazilian dairy ingredients plant
International Specialty Products (ISP) continues to consolidate its
position on the ingredients market with the news this week that it
has acquired Brazilian ingredient systems company Germinal.
Russian ice cream market thaws
A recent Market Advice survey, conducted in February 2003, provides
an insight into the changing patterns of Russian ice cream
Russian butter market faces international pressure
Krest'yanskoe, a Soviet-era brand produced by a number of different
companies, remains the most popular brand of butter in Russia, but
its popularity is coming under increasing international pressure.
Raisio to start margarine production in Russia
The subsidiary of Raisio Group, Raisio Nutrition, has bought a
dairy in Istra, just outside Moscow and is due to start production
there as soon as government regulations are fulfilled.
EU wary over Russian dairy quotas
Russia is considering a move to restrict import quotas of European
Union dairy products such as butter and cheese, EU officials have
SIG establishes factory in China
SIG Combibloc, part of the Swiss international packaging giant SIG,
has begun to construct its first factory in China, dedicated to the
manufacturing of asepsis packaging equipment.
Russian dairy factory manager sacked over mass food poisoning
Last week's food poisoning outbreak in the small town of Kropotkin,
in the Krasnodar territory of eastern Russia has led to the sacking
of a local dairy factory director.
China dairy JV
Major feed producer Sichuan New Hope Agribusiness has said it is
investing 16 million yuan (€2m) in a dairy processing joint venture
in northern China.
Russia dairy buy-out
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.
Indian dairy processor expands
Indian food processor Heritage Foods, involved in the business of
milk and milk products, is to set up four more milk procurement and
processing centres during the current fiscal year.