Izraelis want FYRMacedonian water

Izraeli businessmen, who yesterday met Deputy-Prime Minister Zivko Jankulovski in Macedonian Government, are interested for making business with farming products and Macedonian water. Unofficially, on the meeting, which was also ... More

Viro Sugar signs deal with Coca-Cola

In the first half of 2008, Viro sugar refinery will sign an agreement to become the supplier for Coca-Cola, the world's best-known producer of non-alcoholic beverages. The proceeds from the agreement for Viro sugar refinery are ... More

Delaco has invested EUR 10 M in 2007

Delaco, one of the leading players in the Romanian dairy market, has made investments of approx. EUR 10 M in 2007, according to a news release sent to our editorial office. Delaco has invested EUR 2 M in a new logistic centre for ... More

U.S. coffee chain Starbucks to open first Bulgarian outlets in '08

U.S. café chain Starbucks Coffee is recruiting staff for the launch of operations in Bulgaria. The company has already placed job vacancy ads in local publications. The news was confirmed by DB Interconsult, the ... More

OTP bank is selling “Han” dairy factory

“Han” dairy factory, which first came into the ownership of Kulska Bank, based on debts of Agricultural combine “Delises”, now in property of OTP bank, will be sold, as OTP bank announced advertisement ... More

Chipita closes Elin Pelin factory and focus on Kazichene

Local baked goods maker Chipita, part of Greek food company Vivartia, said it will shut down its production operations in the city of Elin Pelin while boosting the capacity of its factory in Sofia borough Kazichene. The Elin ... More

Carlsberg" plans to invest another 15m EUR in brewery in Čelarevo in 2008

Constant investments of company "Carlsberg" in its brewery "Carlsberg Serbia" in Čelarevo resulted in the fact that that factory can increase production of beer in 2008 to 2m hectoliters, which is four times more than before ... More

Pepsi bottler Agrima to stock U.S. bases in Romania

Bulgarian company Agrima has won a subcontract to supply Pepsi-Cola to U.S. military bases in Romania, U.S. experts announced during a Contracting Training Seminar in Plovdiv on Oct 9. The seminar was designed to provide detailed ... More

Slivovitz plum brandy, Serbia’s first EU-certified brand

Slivovitz - a strong, colourless alcoholic drink comprising mainly distilled fermented plum juice, also known as plum brandy - is set to become Serbiàs first official brand recognised by the European Union. According to ... More

Turkey misses out on $2.1 trillion halal market

Countries across the world, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, have boosted income from food exports by joining a growing market via introducing standards for "halal" food. In Turkey, on the other hand, exporters lament that concerns ... More

Israelis invest EUR 10mn in new plant

President Boris Tadić and Vice President of the Israeli Strauss Group Arik Gilboa Wednesday opened a new DonCafe factory. The Israeli greenfield investment amounts to close to EUR 10mn. "I would like to see such a ... More

Wine Cellar "Čoka" became co-owner of Wine Cellar "Ohrid" in FYRMacedonia

In expectation of entrance of Serbia into CEFTA system, Wine Cellar "Čoka" was one of the first to take a step forward to use all advantages of that agreement in the development of economic relations between the countries of ... More

Konzum wants EUR 20mn from Dukat

Ivica Todoric, the owner of the Agrokor conglomerate which operates the chain of supermarkets Konzum, is reportedly asking for EUR 20mn in order to allow the Dukat dairy company, now owned by the French multinational Lactalis, ... More

Vindija inks EUR 70mn deal

Croatian food industry Vindija and the Government of Brcko District (Bosnia & Herzegovina) signed in Brcko a contract on the sale of land intended for construction of Vindija's dairy and meat industry in this district, 'Croatia ... More

Wine industry in Kosovo

Since the privatisation of the vine cellar in Rahovec, by the Albanian-American businessman Harry Bajraktari, the situation in the Kosovar viniculture has positively changed. Just one year ago local farmers were planning to ... More

"Carlsberg" Serbia started distribution of original Czech beer "Budweiser Budvar"

- On August 20, 2007, company "Carlsberg" Serbia, after excellent business results realized at European level, mainly on the markets of Finland, Croatia, Sweden and Czech Republic, signed the contract on cooperation with brewery ... More

Winery “Tikves” – Kavadarci – Four medals for quality at the London competition

Four wines from the Winery “Tikves” from the series Special selection are awarded with the highest awards by the jury on this year’s International competition for wine and alcoholic drinks, which is ... More

Tnuva opens production facility

Dairy-producer Tnuva opened a production facility in Popesti Leordeni following an investment of EUR 55 million. Tnuva is an Israeli based company with over 1.5 billion annual sales worldwide. Tnuva Romania was established in ... More

Bulgarian flour maker Sofia Mel sold for 30 mln levs

Austria's Leipnik-Lundenburger Invest Beteiligungs AG (LLI) has inked the contract for the acquisition of a 60% stake in Sofia-based flour plant Sofia Mel. Greek parent Loulis Mills SA Tuesday transferred vie the Bulgarian ... More

Dairy maker Meggle debuts new products in Bulgaria

German dairy company Meggle said it will launch two new products on the Bulgarian market. Wellfit is a line of yogurt drinks with cranberry and tropical fruit flavors. The second new product, Fruity, is a fruit-based yogurt that ... More