• Belaya Dacha invests 1 billion rubles in salad production in Novorossiysk

    Belaya Dacha invests 1 billion rubles in salad production in Novorossiysk

    Belaya Dacha has started construction in Novorossiysk of the first stage of the Salads from the Sea production complex for growing head lettuces in irrigated open ground and baby salads in tunnel film greenhouses. A company representative told Vedomosti about this. The project itself will be implemented on an area of ​​850 hectares, its design capacity is 5,000 tons of lettuce per year, of which 3,000 tons will be grown year-round. It will allow Belaya Dacha to more than double production (now 4,000 tons) and provide its own raw materials for its processing sites, a company spokesman said. He estimates

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  • Vegetarian food has risen by up to 30% due to logistics problems

    Vegetarian food has risen by up to 30% due to logistics problems

    Certain food for vegetarians from suppliers has risen by a third since the beginning of the special operation in Ukraine. This follows from a survey of retailers and restaurateurs conducted by Vedomosti. Thus, tofu prices rose by 30% in March-April, says the owner of the restaurant “Chinese News” Stanislav Lisichenko. Co-owner of the Doubleby coffee chain Sergei Dashkov adds that distributors of imported goods did raise prices by 20% or even 25%, but Russians (especially those who managed to stock up on ingredients such as almonds or coconut paste) went up not immediately. As a result, according to him, they

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  • Cider producers can receive support from the state

    Cider producers can receive support from the state

    Russia’s First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov instructed the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Finance to consider granting cider the status of agricultural products (similar to domestic wine) as one of the measures of state support for the economy. This follows from the minutes of the meeting that Vedomosti reviewed. The representative of the Ministry of Finance confirmed the consideration of such an initiative, but did not specify the details. Requests to the government, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Economic Development remained unanswered. Giving cider the status of agricultural products will require changes in budget

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  • “Abrau-Durso” expands the resort area in the Krasnodar Territory EXCLUSIVE

    “Abrau-Durso” expands the resort area in the Krasnodar Territory EXCLUSIVE

    The Abrau-Dyurso group of companies plans to build six more hotels (with 950 rooms) of the 4-5 star category on the territory of the resort of the same name in the Krasnodar Territory. Irina Goncharova, her vice president for tourism and special projects, told about it. According to her, the new project will also include glamping (non-capital accommodation with hotel services – “Vedomosti”) on the Black Sea coast and entertainment facilities (restaurants, aqua complex, activity park, etc.) and a longevity clinic. Goncharov estimates the investment in the project at about 15 billion rubles, the partner is the state corporation “Tourism.RF”.

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  • Authorities have announced new measures to support farmers

    Authorities have announced new measures to support farmers

    The Russian government is discussing a set of measures to support the agro-industrial industry against the background of imposing sanctions on the country and raising the key rate to 20%. A total of 44 billion rubles is planned to be allocated from the federal budget for the sowing campaign, soft loans and leasing for agricultural producers, according to the plan of priority actions to ensure the development of the Russian economy (Vedomosti read the latest copy of the document). It says that the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Finance will oversee these issues. The representative of the Ministry

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  • Agroholding Rusagra announced the lifting of the seizure of the company’s assets and its shareholders

    Agroholding Rusagra announced the lifting of the seizure of the company’s assets and its shareholders

    The Arbitration Court of the Saratov region lifted the seizure of assets worth 219 billion rubles., Imposed on “Rusagra” and its shareholders Maxim Basov and Vadim Mashkovich, according to the agricultural holding. The information was also confirmed by one of the creditors involved in the lawsuit. This information is not in the court file. The arrest was imposed as a precautionary measure in the bankruptcy case of the Volga Terminal. It used to be part of the Solar Products oil and fat holding. His debt was bought by the Rusagro group, after which the holding’s companies, including the Volga Terminal,

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  • The top manager associated with Russia Bank will be responsible for the development of winemaking

    The top manager associated with Russia Bank will be responsible for the development of winemaking

    According to SPARK-Interfax, Alexander Stolyarov has become one of the key leaders of the Federal Self-Regulatory Organization of Growers and Winemakers of Russia (FSO AVVR). Stolyarov is considered by several market participants to be a representative of Russia Bank, whose structures have recently been buying up wine assets. This is indirectly confirmed by SPARK-Interfax. For example, Stolyarov heads the St. Petersburg firm Agrotriumph, among the founders of which is ADB Management (created by the management of the banking group Russia to manage its assets). Earlier, RIA Novosti also called Stolyarov an adviser to the Minister of Agriculture. Representatives of the

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  • Court arrests assets of Rusagro and its shareholders Mashkovich and Basov for 22 billion rubles

    Court arrests assets of Rusagro and its shareholders Mashkovich and Basov for 22 billion rubles

    The Arbitration Court of the Saratov region imposed precautionary measures on cash, as well as on movable and immovable property of the main owner of the agricultural holding “Rusagra” Vadim Mashkovich and former CEO Maxim Basov in the amount of 219 billion rubles. According to the court proceedings, the arrest was made as part of the bankruptcy case of the Volga Terminal. It is also said that the same amount was seized on the property of “Rusagra”. “Volga Terminal” was previously part of the oil and fat holding “Solar Products” (part of the GK “Bouquet” Vladislav Burov). The Volga Terminal

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  • Authorities have figured out how to avoid the mass destruction of wine through the new law

    Authorities have figured out how to avoid the mass destruction of wine through the new law

    The moratorium on inspections of compliance with the law on winemaking will last until March 1, told “Vedomosti” two people who participated last week in a meeting with representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Finance, Consumer Protection and other agencies. This information was confirmed by two interlocutors working in the field of retail trade. In parallel, legally produced, but not in accordance with the new version of the law on the regulation of the alcohol market of wine will have to apply special stickers, the design of which is currently being developed. The message of the Ministry of

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  • Suppliers of red caviar have announced an increase in prices for their products

    Suppliers of red caviar have announced an increase in prices for their products

    In late 2021 and early 2022, red caviar suppliers sent applications to retail players for a significant increase in prices for their products. This was told to Vedomosti by employees of four major retailers, citing letters from partners. One of the interlocutors says that suppliers want to increase the cost of caviar from 7 to 17% depending on the type of product, packaging, etc. adds an employee of another retailer. The network “Faithful” also received a notification to increase the purchase price of red caviar by 7%, its spokesman said. According to him, there has been no such significant one-time

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  • “The main thing is not to impose export bans on farmers”

    “The main thing is not to impose export bans on farmers”

    Rusagro CEO Maxim Basov tells how the holding company has survived price regulation and makes optimistic forecasts. Share a closed article Subscribe to share closed articles with friends. Select a subscription period General Director Director of “Rusagra” Maxim Basov / Maxim Chairs / Gazette The outgoing CEO of Rusagro tells how the holding company has survived price regulation, and makes optimistic forecasts. Maxim Basov, who has worked for 12 years as CEO of Rusagro, will resign in 2022. His place will be taken by Timur Lipatov, who headed the “Power Machines” until April this year. Bass will remain a shareholder

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  • Belousov called the EU’s carbon tax on fertilizers a barrier

    Belousov called the EU’s carbon tax on fertilizers a barrier

    The introduction by the European Union (EU) of a cross-border carbon tax on fertilizers for Russian exporters could be tantamount to a barrier duty. This was stated on December 10 by First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Andrei Belousov at the international export forum “Made in Russia – 2021”. He reminded that Russia’s trade with the EU is about € 100 billion a year, with carbon levies spread over five groups of goods – ferrous metals, aluminum, cement, fertilizers and electricity. “If this is converted into import duties, the total amount of these goods is about € 7 billion, and

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  • Rosselkhozbank to resume financing of Ekoniva projects

    Rosselkhozbank to resume financing of Ekoniva projects

    Rosselkhozbank will resume financing of the holding “Ekoniva” in order to complete the construction of three livestock complexes, as well as a number of other projects, which are now in a high state of readiness, the bank’s press service said. This information was confirmed by a representative of “Ekoniva”. In particular, we are talking about projects in the Moscow region, Tatarstan and Bashkortostan for a total of 9,900 head of cattle and a production capacity of 100,000 tons of milk per year. The parties are also going to work together to “find the best solution” on the construction of a

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  • Russian companies expect a collapse due to new rules of alcohol production in the EEU countries

    Russian companies expect a collapse due to new rules of alcohol production in the EEU countries

    The Ministry of Finance has proposed to postpone the entry into force of the technical regulation of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) “On the safety of alcoholic beverages” on January 1, 2024, a representative of the ministry told Vedomosti. This document, which should regulate the rules of production of alcoholic beverages, was adopted in 2018. It was supposed to come into force in January 2022. But in the current version, it contains technical errors and inaccuracies, which can lead to difficulties in the production of alcohol, said a spokesman for the Ministry of Finance. In this regard, the Russian side

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  • Mikhas Friedman and his partners failed to buy the cheese maker “B.Yu.  Alexandrov »

    Mikhas Friedman and his partners failed to buy the cheese maker “B.Yu. Alexandrov »

    The offer of A1 (investment division of Alfa Group Mikhail Friedman and Partners) to acquire a stake in Rostagroexport to resolve the corporate dispute has ended, its head partner Andrei Ellinson told Vedomosti. According to him, some of the co-owners of the group have shown interest in the company’s offer, but its implementation is possible only with the agreement of all parties to the dispute. Rostagroexport was founded in 1995 by Boris Alexandrov, Yuri Izachik and Leonid Mikirtumov. The group includes three production sites – in the suburbs, Saratov and Kaliningrad, according to the group’s website. Every day it processes

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  • Pet stores have faced a shortage of specialty and diet foods

    Pet stores have faced a shortage of specialty and diet foods

    Three employees of such specialized outlets told Vedomosti that pet stores do not have enough food for cats and dogs. This information was confirmed by a representative of a large company specializing in feed production. According to them, this is due to restrictions of the Rosselkhoznadzor, which banned the import of some imported products. In the network “Four Paws”, for example, the range has decreased by 30-40%, says its representative Anatoly Vereshchagin. According to Beethoven CEO Georgy Chkareuli, some products are not available. It is mainly functional or medical food for animals, it is impossible to replace it with Russian

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  • The freezing of fish and meat was suggested to be monitored via satellites

    The freezing of fish and meat was suggested to be monitored via satellites

    On November 15 in the Chamber of Commerce and Industry the Committee on Agriculture will discuss a bill to control the temperature regime of perishable products in transport. “Vedomosti” got acquainted with the explanatory note to the draft law “On the continuous refrigeration chain (NCC) of food turnover in Russia”, which is being prepared. The draft law envisages the development of a program for the development and regulatory support of the NHC in the field of production, storage, transportation and sale of ambulances, requirements for its inspection and others. It was developed by business structures, in particular the Association of

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  • Oil producers have sharply reduced the purchase price of sunflowers.

    Oil producers have sharply reduced the purchase price of sunflowers.

    The Oil and Fat Union of Russia (uniting the largest oil producers) reported that oil extraction plants have sharply reduced the purchase price of sunflower: from November 1 to 7, they reduced it by 15% to 33,000-35,000 rubles / t (excluding VAT) compared to from the previous week. The executive director of the union Mikhail Maltsev says that from the beginning of the season (it lasts from September to August) this is the first large-scale decline. The companies motivate this by raising the duty on sunflower oil exports and lowering the cost of export contracts (on November 8 in the

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  • The sweets market is recovering after the pandemic

    The sweets market is recovering after the pandemic

    Sales of sweets are increasing: in the first three quarters of 2021, Russians, according to research company NielsenIQ, began to buy more chocolate bars (9.5% year on year), packaged non-chocolate candies (5), packaged cookies (2.8%), cakes and croissants (1.7%), etc. Part of the product categories during this period showed a decrease in sales – for example, sweet cookies for reflection (-12.9%) and chocolate bars (-3, 6%), follows from the study. Compared to the pre-dondemic year 2019, the largest sales showed three products: chocolate bars (9.6%), chocolate pills (4.2%), packaged non-chocolate candies (5%). These categories dropped significantly last year, so NielsenIQ

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  • Distributor Luding Group started production of its own vodka

    Distributor Luding Group started production of its own vodka

    One of the largest Russian alcohol distributors – Luding Group for the first time began production of its own vodka under the brand Tchaikovsky (“Tchaikovsky”), a representative of the company told Vedomosti. It is contracted by the Fortuna distillery in the Krasnodar Territory. Elena Denisova, head of production of the company, confirmed the information about the partnership with Luding Group. According to Ernest Khachaturian, CEO of Luding Group, the new products belong to the premium segment and are primarily export-oriented. He explains the entry into the vodka market by the diversification of the company’s business and the demand for such

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  • Moscow authorities close liquor stores during locks

    Moscow authorities close liquor stores during locks

    Dozens of shops in Moscow, which sell mostly alcohol, received notifications from the administrations and prefectures of the city districts about the suspension of work during the lockdown from October 28 to November 7. An employee of one of the alcohol companies told Vedomosti about it. This information was confirmed by the owners of four chains of such stores. In particular, the chain of boutiques Wine Room received such letters from the prefecture of the South-Western administrative district of Moscow, as well as from the administration of the Presnensky district, said its head Eugene Dyachkov. A similar letter from the

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  • Relaxations for wine advertising will not affect cognac and brandy

    Relaxations for wine advertising will not affect cognac and brandy

    Vedomosti got acquainted with the amendments to the bill of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, which allows to promote and sell wine products of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) at special fairs. It follows that cognac, brandy and grape vodka, which by law also belong to wine products, will not be able to participate in such events. A representative of the Ministry of Industry and Trade confirmed to Vedomosti that it was proposed to exclude these products in the new edition, but did not explain the reason. Amendments to the second reading of the law on the regulation of

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  • Fertilizer prices in Russia may be fixed until May

    Fertilizer prices in Russia may be fixed until May

    The government may freeze the rise in prices for mineral fertilizers at least for the spring sowing of 2022. According to Vedomosti sources familiar with the situation, this scenario was discussed on October 25 at a meeting with Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin on measures to support agriculture. Now is the season of concluding contracts for the supply of nitrogen fertilizers for spring sowing of cereals, explained one of the interlocutors of “Vedomosti”. But some farmers have delayed negotiations with fertilizer suppliers, he continues. This is due to the fact, according to farmers, it is not yet clear what the prices

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  • “Support of Russia” asks for a lawsuit to stop the breweries

    “Support of Russia” asks for a lawsuit to stop the breweries

    The non-governmental organization of small and medium enterprises “Support of Russia” (which includes brewers) appealed to Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Grigorenko to reconsider some provisions of the bill, which changes the rules of termination of brewing. Earlier this month, the government’s bill commission approved amendments to the Finance Ministry proposed for a second reading. In their department, among other things, clarified the procedure for excluding producers from the register (which means the cessation of production), in which Rosalkogolreguleniye (PAP) will make all legal producers of beer, mead and cider. PAP will be able to suspend the activities of companies until

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  • Grain and fish may fall under the restrictions of the raid.

    Grain and fish may fall under the restrictions of the raid.

    On October 14, the State Duma passed in the first reading a bill that from March 1, 2022 will impose restrictions on the transshipment of a number of cargo from ship to ship (raid transshipment) outside seaports. It follows from the document that the transshipment of pollutants in inland waters, the territorial sea and the exclusive economic zone of Russia will be allowed only in special transshipment areas attached to the seaport. Their list and rules of operations must be approved by the government. In the exclusive economic zone, loading and unloading must be carried out in a notification manner.

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  • Brewers have proposed to increase duties on imported beer by 55 times

    Brewers have proposed to increase duties on imported beer by 55 times

    Chairman of the Council of the Union of Russian Brewers (PSA) Daniel Briman addressed the Minister of Economic Development Maxim Rashetnikov with a proposal to set import duties on imported beer at 1 euro per 1 liter. This is 55 times higher than the current rate of 0.018 euros, which applies to the bulk of imported beverages. “Vedomosti” got acquainted with a copy of the PSA’s appeal, its authenticity was confirmed by the union. The press service of the Ministry of Economic Development did not answer the questions. The appeal of the brewers is due to the fact that the

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  • Finance Ministry proposes to tighten conditions for import of Belarusian vodka and Armenian cognac

    Finance Ministry proposes to tighten conditions for import of Belarusian vodka and Armenian cognac

    The Ministry of Finance proposes to introduce a commitment to provide a bank guarantee to the customs authorities for importers of alcohol from the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), according to the document “Main Directions of Budget, Tax and Customs Tariff Policy for 2022-2024”, published by the Ministry of Finance. This will only apply to products that are labeled with federal special brands, ie strong alcohol or wine. The bank guarantee stipulates the bank’s obligation to pay the amount of excise duty if the company has not paid or has not done so in full, the document said. The new requirement

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  • How Israeli meat from a test tube is different from American.

    How Israeli meat from a test tube is different from American.

    “What kind of steak do you like – from plants or real meat? – will soon be asked in restaurants. “And if from meat, then from a slaughtered cow or raised in a test tube?” In vitro meat production is trying to set up Israeli startup Aleph Farms, founded by Didier Tubia. If on Earth, restaurant visitors still have a choice, the colonists on Mars will not have it, he said. It is unrealistic to keep cows and even more sow fields for grazing, there are two options. Either artificial meat based on plants from local greenhouses, or if you

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  • Winemakers will not be able to obtain a license for certain types of wine

    Winemakers will not be able to obtain a license for certain types of wine

    Issuance of quality certificates, without which Rosalkogolregulirovanie (PAP) will not be able to apply for a license to produce wines with a protected geographical indication and appellation of origin (PGI and ZNMP; analogue of the French Appellation d’Origine Controlee, AOC. February 4, 2022 These certificates are required by law to be issued by the Federal Self-Regulatory Organization of Growers and Winemakers (Federal SRO). Winemakers together with the Ministry of Agriculture have developed a roadmap for the creation of such an SRO, said two people who participated in the discussion. According to the document read out by Vedomosti, a constituent assembly

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  • The government has reported an increase in wholesale prices for poultry and eggs

    The government has reported an increase in wholesale prices for poultry and eggs

    Retail chains informed the Ministry of Trade about the plans of suppliers to raise prices for chicken and eggs. This issue was discussed at a meeting at the department on September 16, three of its participants told Vedomosti. The increase in the cost of some poultry products was confirmed by the head of the National Meat Association Sergei Yushin. For example, the wholesale price of chicken breast fillets at electronic auctions in the European part of Russia recently set an annual record of 250-260 rubles. / kg, and the cost of broiler carcass reached 140-150 rubles. / kg. Similar data

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  • Sales of organic food are growing faster than usual

    Sales of organic food are growing faster than usual

    Sales of organic food for 12 months (from May 2020 to April 2021) compared to the same period last year increased by 13% in monetary terms. Such data is provided by the research company NielsenIQ. They doubled overtaking conventional foods, which added only 6% over the same period. Figures in kind the company does not show, the study itself was conducted for the first time. According to the National Organic Union, sales of organic products in 2020 amounted to 192-194 million euros, which is 15-18% more than a year earlier. The growth rate has increased: for example, in 2019 this

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  • Winemakers have difficulty obtaining licenses for certain types of wine

    Winemakers have difficulty obtaining licenses for certain types of wine

    Employees of two wine companies told Vedomosti about the suspension of new licenses for the production of wines with a protected geographical indication and a protected appellation of origin (ZGU and ZNMP). This is due to new legislation. Boris Katrukhin, Director General of the Self-Regulatory Organization (SRO) of the Wine Union, reminds that on July 2, 2021, amendments to the Federal Law on Alcohol Market Regulation (171-FZ) came into force, which introduced an additional requirement for obtaining licenses for PGI and ZNMP. Now winemakers must give the Rosalkogolregulirovaniye (PAP) a certificate of quality, which confirms membership in the federal SRO

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  • Sales of everyday goods resumed after the pandemic.

    Sales of everyday goods resumed after the pandemic.

    After a year of decline in the II quarter of 2021, sales of consumer goods (FMCG) for the first time increased in physical terms – at 5, 3%, according to NielsenIQ. They take into account the sale of food and non-food products in stores of modern (retail chains at the federal, regional and local levels) and traditional (markets, kiosks, pavilions) trade in cities with a population of over 10,000 people. Compared to the pre-dondemic year 2019 in the II quarter of 2021, sales of everyday goods were only 0.2% lower than in the same period in 2019. Thus, this figure

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  • Winemakers are asked to introduce a moratorium on a new law that changed the classification of wines

    Winemakers are asked to introduce a moratorium on a new law that changed the classification of wines

    Several industry associations of Russian winemakers have addressed a letter to Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin proposing a moratorium or transitional period under Federal Law № 345-FZ, which sets new requirements for wine products. They also ask for a temporary order of the industry until the emergence of new GOSTs and other necessary regulations. The petition was signed by the leaders of the self-regulatory organization “Wine Union”, the Association of Winegrowers and Winemakers “Sevastopol”, the Association of Sparkling Wine Producers, the Union of Winegrowers and Winemakers of Dagestan, as well as the Don and Volga, the Association “Honest”, etc. with

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  • Agroholding “Step” buys a producer of packaged cheeses – the group “Pir”

    Agroholding “Step” buys a producer of packaged cheeses – the group “Pir”

    Agroholding “Step” (part of JSFC “System”) has acquired 100% of the holding company of the group “Pir”, which specializes in the distribution and production of packaged cheeses, told “Vedomosti” CEO of the agricultural holding Andrei Neduzhko. Co-owner of the group “Pir” Andrei Kozlov confirmed the information. According to Neduzhka, the acquisition of the Pir group is in line with the agroholding’s strategy of entering the deep processing segments. It will also allow the Steppe to create a single chain from the production of raw milk to the distribution of finished products. The parties did not disclose the amount of the

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  • The largest producers of alcohol have increased sales after a record

    The largest producers of alcohol have increased sales after a record

    Strong alcohol producers reported an increase in sales in the first half of 2021 relative to the same period in 2020, which was already a record for this indicator. For example, Beluga Group increased shipments by 1.3% to $ 6.5 million, Siberian Alcohol Group (ASG; produces vodka under the brands “Husky”, “White Birch”, etc.) – by 2% to $ 3.4 million . In GK “Rust” (“Russian Standard”, “Talka”, etc.) sales of vodka in kind in Russia increased by 5.6%, in “Ladoga Distribution” sales of spirits increased by 12% year on year. The dynamics during this period was the highest in

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  • Danone and Wim-Bill-Dan cut their share of the Russian dairy market

    Danone and Wim-Bill-Dan cut their share of the Russian dairy market

    The largest dairy producers are gradually reducing their share of the Russian market, according to a joint report by consulting firm Streda Consulting, Soyuzmalok and the Milknews news agency. Danone’s share of the dairy market has fallen 1.8 percentage points (9 percentage points) to 9% over the past five years, and Wim-bil-Dan (part of PepsiCo) has fallen 2.3 percentage points over the same period. .p. up to 8%. Total sales of dairy products in 2020 increased by 9.5% to 12.5 billion rubles., According to Streda Consulting. Sales of Danone during this period increased by 1.7% to 12.26 billion rubles., “Wim-bil-dan”

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  • Farmers have warned of a possible decline in yields

    Farmers have warned of a possible decline in yields

    Farmers fear that they will not be able to buy enough fertilizers at current prices for sowing winter crops in August – September. This, in turn, will lead to a significant reduction in yields in 2022, told “Vedomosti” representatives of agricultural enterprises. On July 16, the Russian government agreed with producers of mineral fertilizers – including the largest holdings “Phosagro”, “Eurochem”, “Akron”, “Uralchem” and “Uralkali” – to freeze prices for Russian farmers at the level of July this year. As Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Victoria Abramchenko said at the meeting, farms will also be able to get a 5%

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  • Russian agricultural startup Agro.Club has raised $ 5 million from foreign funds

    Russian agricultural startup Agro.Club has raised $ 5 million from foreign funds

    The Dutch fund Rabo Frontier Ventures and the Greek VentureFriends have become the main participants in the round of investments of $ 5 million in the Russian agricultural startup Agro.Club, representatives of the parties said. The size of the investments of each of the companies they did not specify. Agro.Club provides two types of services. First, in Russia, he is developing a marketplace for the conclusion of transactions of purchase and sale of grain with possible subsequent support (registration of transactions, organization of logistics, etc.). According to the site, more than 17,000 farmers are now connected to it. Second, the

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  • Miragandal will produce raw materials for heparin from the Dutch Van Hessen

    Miragandal will produce raw materials for heparin from the Dutch Van Hessen

    “Miragandal” asked the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) to give preliminary consent to purchase 50% in the Kursk company “Heparinus”, according to the website of the service. This company was registered at the end of last year, it is 100% owned by the Dutch Van Hessen, which, according to its website, is engaged in the supply of meat offal, components for the pharmaceutical industry, including for the production of heparin (a blood thinner). The companies plan to set up a joint venture to produce raw materials for heparin, says a person familiar with their plans. Representatives of “Miratorg” and Van Hessen

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  • This year, imported food will rise by 12%, according to the UN

    This year, imported food will rise by 12%, according to the UN

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on June 10 published a report “Food Forecast” on trends in global food markets. FAO experts predict an increase in the cost of food imports in the world in 2021 by 12% to a record $ 1.7 trillion. The growth rate compared to last year has accelerated markedly: then it was only 3%. The rise in prices for the products themselves and the increase in the cost of their transportation are contributing to the rise in prices, the report says. Developed countries are expected to import less food in 2021,

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  • Cheap sugar supplies have been threatened

    Cheap sugar supplies have been threatened

    Some sugar producers have problems receiving subsidies. This issue was discussed in the Ministry of Trade on June 8, three participants of the meeting told Vedomosti. They remind that since the end of December part of the sugar is sold in retail chains with a selling price of no more than 36 rubles per kg. This price was fixed by agreements on price stabilization between producers, retailers and the government: it was valid until the end of May. After that, the Ministry of Agriculture agreed with producers to maintain similar conditions for sugar from June 1 to the end of

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  • Producers have reported a risk of egg shortages

    Producers have reported a risk of egg shortages

    Chicken egg producers have asked the Ministry of Trade to help solve the problem of “critical reduction” of purchase prices for their products, “Vedomosti” was told by two people who participated in a meeting at the department on May 26. Manufacturers explain this situation by the seasonal decline in demand for their products, as usually happens after Easter. However, over the past year, producers have also faced a significant increase in costs, as a result of which purchase prices were lower than the cost of production, say the interlocutors of “Vedomosti”. The representative of the Ministry of Agriculture confirms that

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  • Producers will keep fixed prices for sugar until September

    Producers will keep fixed prices for sugar until September

    The Ministry of Agriculture unofficially recommended that producers continue to ship sugar for 36 rubles. / kg by the end of September, told “Vedomosti” employees of two manufacturers. This should help avoid a jump in sugar prices after the expiration of the agreements on June 1, according to which the maximum selling price of producers is set at 36 rubles. / kg and 46 rubles. / kg at retail. For example, the Sukden group, on the recommendation of the Ministry of Agriculture, will keep the price of sugar for those counterparties with which it is currently working under price stabilization

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  • Exports have accelerated buckwheat prices

    Exports have accelerated buckwheat prices

    Retailers and suppliers are discussing rising cereal prices, representatives of several retail chains and suppliers told Vedomosti. The Ministry of Industry and Trade is already concerned about possible price increases: it has asked retailers to provide detailed information on the dynamics of product prices, two of them say. “Separately for cereal prices,” said a spokesman for the Ministry of Trade, there was no request, but the agency conducts weekly monitoring of the cost of socially significant products. A representative of the chain of stores “Faithful” in a conversation with “Vedomosti” confirmed: back in February, suppliers began to write letters about

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  • The growth of retail prices for socially significant products has accelerated

    The growth of retail prices for socially significant products has accelerated

    In March, the growth of retail prices for 24 socially important food products (the list of which was approved by the government) accelerated both in annual and monthly terms, according to a study by the audit and consulting company Finexpertiza, which was reviewed by Vedomosti. The weighted average increase in prices for all these goods in March 2021 compared to the same period last year was 15, 6%, while in January and February it was 13, 3 and 15, 4% respectively. These findings are confirmed by Rosstat data on individual products from the list of socially significant. Over the year,

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  • “Baltika” calls for tighter control over draft beer

    “Baltika” calls for tighter control over draft beer

    The law on the regulation of the alcohol market may be supplemented by a separate concept of “retail sale of bottled alcohol”. This follows from the draft amendments, which is currently being considered by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (“Vedomosti” has read a copy of the document). This wording will create a basis for further regulation of draft beer stores – this segment is the least controlled by the state, but is actively growing, according to the explanatory note. It also says that the main violators are concentrated in it: they do not reflect shipments to EDAIC, do not

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  • Coca-Cola has started production of bioadditives in Russia

    Coca-Cola has started production of bioadditives in Russia

    Coca-Cola in Russia has started production of dietary supplements (BAA) under the BotanIQ brand, a company representative told Vedomosti. These are drinks and drops with various useful functions: for example, a complex with biotin and collagen for hair and nails, with inulin and biotin to maintain intestinal function, with vitamins B6, B12, D3, folic acid and ginger for the immune system and others. agreed to supply these products to the “Alphabet of Taste” and the online store 4fresh. Their representatives confirmed this information. A Coca-Cola spokesman adds that the company is also considering future collaborations on dietary supplements and with

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  • Mars will run veterinary clinics in Russia

    Mars will run veterinary clinics in Russia

    Swedish veterinary company AniCura Group (part of the international corporation Mars) begins operations in Russia. Sergei Kesoyan, director of AniCura in Russia, told Vedomosti about it. According to him, the latter became a partner of the White Fan network of veterinary clinics, which came under the control of the group in March 2021. This is confirmed by SPARK-Interfax. AniCura structures became the owners of the White Fangs – M and Alfa-BC companies a month ago, which manage the network. White Fangs is one of the oldest networks of veterinary clinics in Russia, founded in 1997 by veterinarian Sergei Mendoza. It

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  • Moldovan suppliers have warned about rising wine and fruit prices

    Moldovan suppliers have warned about rising wine and fruit prices

    Moldovan winemakers have started discussing with Russian partners a possible increase in product prices, employees of three producers from this country told Vedomosti. This is due to the fact that from April 1, the preferential zero duty ceased to apply. The full rate is 12.5% ​​of the customs value. Russia has imposed tariffs on Moldovan wines, fruits, vegetables and others. in 2014. This came after Moldova signed an association agreement with the European Union, which includes the creation of a free trade zone: Russian authorities feared re-exports through Moldova of goods from other countries. In 2019, zero rates were introduced

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  • Large brewers offered the Ministry of Finance a recipe for a special beer

    Large brewers offered the Ministry of Finance a recipe for a special beer

    The Association of Beer Producers (APP; it includes AB InBev Efes, Baltika, Heineken) has asked the Ministry of Finance to adjust the concept of “special beer” in the new technical regulations for the EAEU countries “On the safety of alcohol products” introduced there in addition to ordinary beer. The technical regulation comes into force in 2022, and amendments to it are currently being discussed. The chairman of the APP council Andrei Hubka confirmed the sending of the letter, the representative of the Ministry of Finance confirmed its receipt. Now the ministry is working on the issue with interested departments and

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  • What a taste of steaks from a 3D printer

    What a taste of steaks from a 3D printer

    “What do you print for dinner?” – such a question is no longer from the category of fiction. Israeli startup Redefine Meat has learned to print on a 3D printer steaks that are no different from real meat. In mid-February, the startup completed another round of funding to begin shipping its printers worldwide. According to the plan, the expansion was supposed to start last year, but was prevented by a pandemic: the startup intends to promote the product first through restaurants. Many companies produce artificial meat from soy and pea protein, coconut fat, sunflower oil, natural dyes and flavors. But

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  • The largest poultry farmers have decided not to raise prices for chicken and eggs for two months.

    The largest poultry farmers have decided not to raise prices for chicken and eggs for two months.

    Participants of the National Union of Poultry Farmers (it includes the largest meat producers – “Charkizova”, GAP “Resource”, “Priokali”, “Proda”, Agrocomplex named after MI Tkachev, etc.) following a meeting at the Ministry of Agriculture on March 2 agreed to curb prices for poultry and eggs, the agency said and confirmed the director general of the union Sergei Lakhtyukhov. He noted that it is not a question of setting a price threshold, but only of an agreement between market participants not to raise the price until the end of April. In the case of meat, this will affect only one type

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  • Abrau-Gyurso has started production of grape seed oil

    Abrau-Gyurso has started production of grape seed oil

    A group of companies “Abrau-Gyurs” has launched the production of its first food product – grape seed oil under the brand of the same name, a representative of the company told “Vedomosti”. According to him, the new products are already sold in shops and restaurants in the town of Abrav-Dyursa. It will soon enter the company’s own chain of stores. The company is also concluding negotiations with major retailers. The agreement on supplies for the next three months was confirmed, for example, by a representative of the “Alphabet of Taste”. According to him, this is the first domestic cold-pressed grape

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  • Rusagro’s CEO has become one of the largest owners of grocery delivery services.

    Rusagro’s CEO has become one of the largest owners of grocery delivery services.

    Maxim Basov, CEO of Rusagro agroholding, now owns 15% of Elementaree’s home-delivered fast food kits. This was reported to Vedomosti by a representative of the latter and confirmed by Bass. According to them, he bought a stake in Skolkovo Ventures. The terms of the deal are not disclosed by the parties. It is known that in September last year Bass acquired a 5% service from American financier Lawrence Lepard, respectively, he could buy out 10% of the company in Skolkovo Ventures. With this package, the CEO of Rusagra becomes the second largest owner of Elementaree after its founder Olga Zinovieva,

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  • Sparkling wine producer Lev Golitsyn has launched production in Moldova.

    Sparkling wine producer Lev Golitsyn has launched production in Moldova.

    The company “Sparkling Wines” has started producing wines in Moldova. Its general director Yuri Dudko told Vedomosti about it. According to him, the contract bottling was organized at the Invinprom plant in the south of the country. Dudko adds that the company is also a supplier of wine materials. The owner of “Invinprom” Alexander Karabet confirmed this information. Sparkling wines are one of the largest Russian producers of sparkling wines. According to the company’s own data, in 2019 it ranked 2nd (after “Abrau-Gyurs”) in this market with a share of 17%. Among its brands – “Lev Golitsyn”, “Leningrad” and others.

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  • Officials have come up with a new mechanism to curb grain prices in Russia

    Officials have come up with a new mechanism to curb grain prices in Russia

    The Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Economic Development have developed a new mechanism to curb wheat prices, Minister of Economic Development Maxim Rashetnikov said on February 4. According to him, a long-term floating fee will be set. It will be 70% of the difference between the market and base price. Thus, the base price for wheat is $ 200 per 1 ton, and for corn and barley – $ 185 per 1 ton. The market price indicator will be calculated by the Moscow Stock Exchange based on data from exporters, who must report to the site on the

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  • Russia exported a record amount of wheat

    Russia exported a record amount of wheat

    Grain exports from the beginning of the current agricultural season (lasting from July 2020 to June 2021) to January amounted to 34.3 million tons, which is 25% more than the same period last year and the highest in the history of the market, said ” Vedomosti “head of the analytical center” Rusagratrans “Igor Pavensky. He reminds that the previous record was set in 2018/19, when Russia shipped 321.5 million tons of grain in July-January. During the period from July 2020 to January 2021, Russia exported 29 million tons of wheat and this is also a record value, adds Pavensky. Similar

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  • Autopilot for combine harvester is looking for sponsors

    Autopilot for combine harvester is looking for sponsors

    In 2021, Cognitive Pilot may hold a private placement, co-founder and CEO Olga Uskova told Vedomosti. Negotiations are underway with several investors, she said, without naming specific companies. According to Uskova, after the transaction, control of Cognitive Pilot will remain with Cognitive Technologies and Management (now they own a total of 70% of the share capital, the remaining 30% – in the Savings Bank). The owners of the company estimate Cognitive Pilot at about $ 400 million, based on data from independent appraisers, according to a person familiar with its shareholders. With such parameters, the value of the share in

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  • Cheese production in Russia began to grow again

    Cheese production in Russia began to grow again

    In 11 months (January to November) 2020, cheese production increased by 5.8% to 173,300 tons, according to Soyuzmalako and the Milknews think tank. According to the director general of Soyuzmolok Artsyom Belov, the positive dynamics remained in December (there are no statistics for the last month yet – “Vedomosti”). Cheese products – an inexpensive alternative to cheese, their production allows the use of vegetable fats, such as palm oil; real cheese is made only from milk. The output of such products began to grow rapidly after the introduction of the food embargo in August 2014 and the devaluation of the

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