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Agrana to Invest €27.6m to Expand Russian Fruit Preparation Plant

    Agrana to Invest €27.6m to Expand Russian Fruit Preparation Plant

Austrian group Agrana is to invest Eur27.6m to expand its Russian fruit preparation plant at Serpuchov over the next five years. Agrana is one of the leading producers of fruit juice concentrates in Europe, and the top global manufacturer of fruit preparations for the dairy industry.
The expansion programme will boost the factory’s production capacity by […]

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Strong 2010 Performance by Danone Gives Confidence for 2011

    Strong 2010 Performance by Danone Gives Confidence for 2011

With all of its divisions and regions posting gains, global food and beverages group Danone achieved a 14.2% rise in underlying net income to Eur1.67b on sales ahead by 13.5% to Eur17.01b for 2010. Excluding the impact of changes in exchange rates (+6.0%) and acquisitions, total sales were up 6.9%. This organic growth reflects a […]

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PepsiCo to Acquire 66% of Wimm-Bill-Dann For $3.8 Billion

    PepsiCo to Acquire 66% of Wimm-Bill-Dann For $3.8 Billion

PepsiCo is acquiring a 66% stake in Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods, Russia’s leading branded food and beverages company, for $3.8b, pending the required government approvals. Wimm-Bill-Dann is a leader in both traditional and value-added dairy products, with a solid position in juice.
The transaction will establish PepsiCo as the largest food-and-beverage business in Russia, make it a leader […]

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Danone and Unimilk Finalise Merger

    Danone and Unimilk Finalise Merger

Danone and Unimilk have completed the merger of their fresh dairy products businesses in Russia and other CIS member countries. The new entity, controlled by Danone with a 58% equity interest and in which former shareholders of Unimilk own 42%, is the new leader for dairy products in the CIS area. Russia is now Danone’s […]

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Milkiland Moves Closer to Public Listing to Fund Expansion

    Milkiland Moves Closer to Public Listing to Fund Expansion

Dairy company Milkiland, which operates in the Ukraine and Russia but is registered in the Netherlands, has commenced its public offering of over 22% of its shares as it prepared to list on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. “We expect that our integrated business model, our strong position in the Commonwealth of Independent States, one of […]

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First Half Improvement at Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods

Russian dairy, food and beverages group Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods increased net income by 7.1% year-on-year to US$69.5m on revenue up 17.1% to US$1.26b for the first six months ended June 30th 2010. EBITDA rose marginally to US$159.7m from US$158.3m in the same period of 2009.
The revenue increase was driven by volume growth in the group’s dairy, […]

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Efes Breweries Shows Improvement in Russia

    Efes Breweries Shows Improvement in Russia

Despite the continued adverse economic climate and the significant excise tax increase in Russia, one of its key markets, Efes Breweries International, which operates in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Eastern Europe and the Balkans, has reported higher volumes, revenues and EBITDA in the first half to June 30th 2010, marked by a major […]

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Danone to Dispose of Stake in Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods

    Danone to Dispose of Stake in Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods

Danone has agreed to sell its 18.4% stake in Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods to the Russian food group for a total consideration of $470m. The agreement follows the recent announcement of the joint-venture between Danone and Unimilk in the CIS region. The deal is conditional upon Danone receiving the necessary regulatory approvals for the merger of its […]

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Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods Completes Bond Placement

Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods, the largest manufacturer of dairy products and a leading producer of juices and beverages in Russia and the CIS, has completed the placement of two bond issues on the Moscow Interbank Stock Exchange, raising a total of10b rubles ($320m at the exchange rate on July1st, 2010).
Tony Maher, chief executive of Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods.
“Such strong […]

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