Natural colouring line grows

LycoRed, Israel, has announced an expansion in production capacity for its natural beta-carotene colouring line in response to growing demand from food and beverage companies in the US, West Europe and Asia-Pacific. The expansion of the natural beta-carotene colouring line will take place at LycoRed’s facility in the Ukraine, where B. Trispora biomass is produced. […]

Azelis to distribute green aroma extracts

Azelis has been appointed by Evonik to distribute green aroma extracts in the UK, Ireland, Italy and selected Central and Eastern European countries. Evonik’s aroma extracts make use of a process known as Supercritical Fluid Extraction (SFE) which is carried out under gentle conditions.  André Aguiar, Evonik account & marketing manager Europe, explains, “This environmentally friendly extraction […]

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Roshen expands in Ukraine

29 August 2012 – Roshen Confectionery Corporation has finished the construction of the second confectionery factory in Vinnitsa, Ukraine. The new facilities allow the company to produce an additional 120,000 tonnes of confectionery products per annum. The factory is 62,000m2 in size, it is a complex of three blocks: a five-storied administrative building, a four-storied […]

Ferrero loses case in Ukraine

25 January 2011 – Italian chocolate maker Ferrero has lost a long running counterfeit case in relation to its top-selling praline brand, Raffaello. The €6 billion confectionery group was hoping to overturn an earlier ruling that ordered the trademark for its Raffaello product be withdrawn from Ukraine, following an action brought by Russian firm, Landrin, […]

Ukrainian companies enjoy growth

20 October 2010 – Two firms in the Ukraine have announced increases in Q3 sales compared to the same quarter in 2009. Roshen, Ukraine’s leading sweet manufacturer, has announced increases of 11% compared to last year with around 285,000 tonnes of products sold. Konti, meanwhile, reports that it has increased sales by 29%. During this […]

Roshen to invest in Lithuanian caramel factory

30 July 2010 – The Roshen Confectionary Corporation, one of the largest confectionary producers in Ukraine, plans to invest €8 million in its Klaipeda confectionery factory in Lithuania. These assets will be directed at purchase and installation of new improved equipment for caramel production and at the improvement of the factory’s power supply system. It […]

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Ukrainian confectionery Konti sees sales growth

Ukrainian confectionery products maker Konti has announced that it increased its sales by 30% in 2009 to 3.3 billion Ukrainian Hrivna. In 2009, the company produced 220,000 tons of confectionery products and started producing 25 types of new confectionery under the trademarks Postnye Sladosti (Fast Sweets), LovelyKonti, Ulybnis and Milkolad. Established in 1997, Konti, formerly […]

Chocolate sales rise

According to market research company Mintel, chocolate sales have risen around the world despite the recession. China saw chocolate confectionery sales jump 18% this year, while in the Ukraine sales rose 12%. In the UK, sales of chocolate increased 5.9% in 2009 whike consumers in the US bought 2.6% more chocolate this year than last. […]

Ukrainian confectioner Roshen reports sales rise

Ukrainian company Roshen Confectionery has announced that its sales for the third quarter of 2009 increased 3% compared to a year ago with 255,000 tons of products sold. Production in Ukrainian factories alone amounted to 186,000 tons, up 2% from last year. The confectioner is the leading manufacturer in Ukraine and produce around 30% of […]

Nestle stays on track

Nestle has revealed growth of just under 4% for the third quarter, the same percentage as for its confectionery business. The strongest division was drinks with an almost 10% organic growth. Paul Bulcke, CEO of Nestle, says, “We have been streamlining our structures and product portfolio and, at the same time, we continue to invest […]

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