Latest Intelligence on Consumer Packaged Goods in Russia

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Nestle: Russian chocolate provides smooth investment potential

Nestle's acquisition of leading Russian chocolate maker Ruzskaya Confectionery Factory highlights its confidence in the buoyant Russian market. As a result of a booming economy and rising disposable incomes, Russian consumers are increasing their spend on premium chocolate, a fact which has led global players such as Nestle to seek out a bigger slice of the market.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Nov 2007
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Grolsch/SABMiller: wetting the appetite for premium lager

SABMiller has halted its recent run of emerging market acquisitions with the purchase of the Dutch brewer Grolsch. With premium lager achieving higher growth in Europe than standard lagers, it is understandable why the company would want to enhance its portfolio of premium brands in this market, despite concerns over growing consolidation in the beer industry.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Nov 2007
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Beer industry: storm brewing among competitors

Scottish & Newcastle (S&N) is the subject of a mooted combined takeover by Carlsberg and Heineken. S&N has responded by alleging Carlsberg has broken contract terms in its joint venture with S&N, Baltic Beverages Holding (BBH) and the long-term ownership of BBH is now in doubt. As a result, legal proceedings could decide who achieves ownership of BBH and a foothold in the expanding Russian market.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Oct 2007
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New drinks review: vodka with a conscience

Growing consumer concern for the environment has led to the development of a range of 'greener' beverages. A scan of Productscan this month highlights this trend, with the recent launch of a 'green' vodka which has environmentally friendly credentials, and a bottled water packaged in lightweight plastic.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Jul 2007
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New food review: chocolate tackles slavery issues

With consumers showing more interest in the origin of their foods, it comes as little surprise that one manufacturer has released what it claims is the first slave-free chocolate bar. Like the fair-trade movement, the product aims to give workers a fairer wage for their efforts; however, it is possible that the anti-slavery claims will have a greater impact on consumers.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Jun 2007
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New drinks review: beverages get ice-cool makeover

Temperature-sensitive labeling and packaging appears to provide a promising new direction for beverage marketers, with Productscan recording two new drink products which feature this technology. Developing highly visible ways of indicating when a beverage is ready to drink adds an upscale element that consumers may appreciate.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jun 2007
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Wimm Bill Dann: profits continue to flow

Wimm Bill Dann has recorded double digit earnings growth in its final quarter, driven by a recovery in its juice business and continued strong sales in the dairy market. The future prospects of the company are also promising given the buoyant Russian economy, and the fact that foreign dairy giants are clamoring to take a slice of the market share in this attractive market.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Mar 2007
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New household goods review: New scented products charge onto the market

Manufacturers have introduced a range of novel ways for consumers to deal with bad odors in the home, with Productscan recording the launch of a scented toilet roll, an air freshener designed specifically for baby's dressers, and a fridge freshener that can be recharged to enhance its effectiveness. With launches such as these, every area of the home would appear to be covered.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Mar 2007
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New food review: manufacturers get more dairy-ing

Manufacturers appear to be experimenting with cheese to increase its appeal among modern consumers, with Productscan noting a number of new cheese based products that differ from regular varieties. These include a cottage cheese containing prebiotic fiber, a pizza with a cheese, not flour, base, and an unusual pizza flavored cheese spread. Saying yes to cheese has therefore just got easier

Published By Datamonitor
22 Feb 2007
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Wal-Mart: new expansion strategy

After Wal-Mart's fiasco in Germany and Korea, a change in its expansion strategy is emerging. The retailer is understood to be planning a move into the fragmented and fast-growing Russian market via the joint venture route rather than using its considerable financial muscle for acquisitions. If it goes ahead, Russia could re-establish Wal-Mart's credentials as a truly international retailer.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Feb 2007

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