Belgian supplier Puratos says its undisclosed acquisition this week of 17-year-old Latvian fruit fillings firm, Pure Food, is about expansion into the central and eastern European and Nordic regions – and the supermarket channel - but its artisanal customer...
The dominant position of two Finnish bakery manufacturers in the Baltics will make it difficult for Estonian’s Eesti Pagar to boost the market share of the Latvian baked goods producer that it acquired a stake in this week, claims an industry analyst.
An industry body has hailed plans by Latvia to adopt EU standards on bioplastics as a way to boost the national industry and set an example to pave the way for greater investment in the Eastern European sector.
Lithuanian grain producer Malsena says that its move towards
multi-functional food manufacturing has meant challenges finding
skilled staff to operate its new pasta line. In its quest the
company says that it will have to turn towards...
One of Lithuania's leading grain processors, Malsena, has announced
that it is to invest in a pasta manufacturing venture aimed at
diversifying its current product portfolio and turning its
The Estonian Brewers' Association is concerned that a requirement
to buy back empty beer cans for recycling could get out of hand
once the country joins the EU in May. Trans-border purchases of
beer, already very high, will increase...
Following a strong third financial quarter, Baltic Beverages
Holding - a 50 per cent joint venture with Scottish & Newcastle
and Denmark's Carlsberg, says it is set for further production
expansion in the coming financial...
Chips Group, the Nordic snack maker, continued its steady growth in
the first nine months of the year, helped by acquisitions in Sweden
and Russia. But while the group said it expected further gains in
most markets this year, it also...
Finland's Chips group is to expand its operations to Russia by
acquiring the Russian Snack Company. The group sees major potential
in a market where annual consumption of snacks is just 0.3kg per