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Eugene Vorotnikov

Eugene is a freelance journalist writing for IEG Policy and IEG Vu. He covers multiple agri-food sectors and has a deep knowledge of the markets and the agri-politics of Russia and the CIS countries.

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Russia starts to ramp up domestic nut output

Consumption of nuts in Russia is steadily growing, reflected by the growth of imports to the country: up 150% for the first three quarters of the current year, according to the Russian Federal Customs Service (FCS). 

Russian Federation Almonds

Russian group invests in premium ketchup

NMGK Group, a Russian vegetable oil and fat product manufacturers, is launching a new flagship ketchup under the Astoria brand, presently used for its mayonnaise.
Tomato Ketchup Production

Russia offers Mexico an outlet for beef amid tensions with Trump

Russia says it wants to import up to 300,000 tonnes of beef a year from Mexico as the two countries strengthen bilateral trade in farm goods. And with Russian beef production still stagnating, and demand showing signs of recovery, other Latin American nations are also looking to boost sales over the coming months.

Cattle & Beef Mexico

Unilever to increase exports of tomato paste, sauces, ketchups from Russia next year

Unilever plans to increase exports of its tomato paste, sauces, ketchups and some other products, manufactured at the capacities of its Russian production facilities by the end of 2018, according to the company. 

Unilever Tomato Ketchup

Russian retailer to produce its own canned food

Magnit, a major Russian supermarket chain plans to invest about RUB15 billion (USD250 million) in growing vegetables and the establishment of its own production of canned food in Russia by 2020. 

Canned & Tomato Products Canned Beans

Coca Cola increases Russian production

Coca-Cola has commissioned two new production lines at its Russian plant in St. Petersburg, bringing the number of lines at the plant to five and increasing output by 80%.

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