Bulgarian water bottling co Bankia raises output 5 times

Bottling company Bankia, owned by Greece’s Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company, has increased annual output capacity to 300 mln bottles from 55 mln at present, it was announced on Monday when the upgraded production ... More

EU accords lead to fall in local beer production

The coming into force of the Interim Agreement between Tirana and Brussels which led last December to the exemption from customs duties of a large number of products imported from the EU countries, is already registering ... More

Valjevo-based "Srbijanka" sold for 330m RSD

At the yesterday's (April 18, 2007) auction in the premises of the Privatization Agency, Corporation "Media Group" from Bulgaria bought former Valjevo-based agricultural-food processing giant "Srbijanka" for 330m RSD. The ... More

Egg powder plant to be built in city of Iskar

Local company Ovo Bul plans to invest 3 mln levs in the construction of an egg powder plant in the city of Iskar, in the Pleven region, said city mayor Miroslav. The plant will occupy 1,500 sq m and should be operational by Nov ... More

Unilever closes Bulgaria capacity, move everything to Romania

The Unilever company will relocate the production of its Dobrich factory in Bulgaria to its industrial platform in Ploiesti, a company press release says. The decision is part of an Unilever plan to concentrate its production ... More

Plovdiv wine exhibition

Nearly 256,000 tonnes of grapes from harvest 2006 have been bought out by wine enterprises, including 19,000 tonnes for the production of quality wines, Agriculture and Forestry Minister Nihat Kabil said Wednesday at the ... More

Montenegro's companies at the Petrograd fair

Montenegro's companies Crnagoracoop, Goranovic, Martex and Mesopromet shall present their products at the food and beverage fair Interfood, which shall take place in Petrograd next week. "Participation of Montenegro's producers ... More

Sanader criticises Rajic for failing to consult Gov’t abou Dukat sale

Following the acquisition of leading Croatian dairy company Dukat by France's Lactalis, Prime Minister Ivo Sanader said on Tuesday that his government would ensure that all milk was purchased from domestic producers. After ... More

Bulgarian bourse registers wine-maker Todoroff

Local wine cellar Todoroff has been registered Segment A of the unofficial market of the Bulgarian stock exchange. No date was set for the start of trading before Dnevnik went to print. Todoroff's capital comprises 3.4 mln shares ... More

Enemona to sell brewer Lomsko Pivo and focus on power engineering

Enemona, the Kozloduy-based engineering company, plans to sell the majority stake it owns in local beer maker Lomsko Pivo and focus on its core business where it will invest 200 mln euro through 2011, English-language news agency ... More

HBG Investment Property Fund plans Sofia mixed-use development

Bulgaria's financial regulator has approved the IPO prospectus of local real estate investment fund HBG Investment Property Fund. HBG Investment Property Fund is part of Seven Holding, a holding company that owns a 50% stake ... More

Brussels oks Bulgarian Feta exports to non-EU markets

EU's standing committee on the food chain and animal health has granted the request of unlicensed Bulgarian dairy companies to ship '06 stockpiles to non-EU countries on the condition that they notify their contractors that the ... More

Maribor City Vinedresser Prunes World's Oldest Vine

The world's oldest vine was pruned as part of a traditional tourist event in Maribor on Friday, 16 March, as the city vinedresser Tone Zafosnik dealt the expert cut which will ensure this 400-year-old Guinness World ... More

Nestlé Bulgaria to invest 25 mln levs in new production technologies

Nestlé Bulgaria, the local unit of Swiss food giant Nestlé, said it will invest 25 mln levs in its Sofia factory in 2007 as part of a company-wide push for the adoption of new production technologies. ... More

AmRest cleared to open Pizza Hut, KFC restaurants in Bulgaria

AmRest Holdings NV, which operates KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants in Poland and the Czech Republic, will expand to Bulgaria after receiving approval from franchise holder Yum! Brands Inc., news agency Bloomberg reported on Monday, ... More

Serbian wine to be sold in Croatian market

The Subotica-based wine producer Vinoprodukt Coka and the Zagreb-based Badel 1862 have signed a contract for distribution of more than 500,000 bottles of Cokàs wine on the Croatiàs market, Vinoprodukt Coka stated, ... More

Pleven company invests in new brewery

Local company Didi Puhi said it is building a new beer factory in its home town of Pleven, Northern Bulgaria. The brewery, located on a 0.18 ha plot in the Pleven industrial zone, should begin operation by mid-May. The ... More

Slovenian Kolinska opens rate plant in Sarajevo

Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa, who yesterday visited Sarajevo, opened a new pate plant outside the Bosnian capital, an investment worth 26 million euro by Slovenian firm Droga Kolinska. The plant, Argeta, has 200 ... More

Greece to participate at Foodex Fair in Japan

Greek enterprises will participate at 'FOODEX', Japan's largest international food and beverage trade fair, in Tokyo, from March 13-16. The move was organised by the Federation of Northern Greek Exporters (SEBE), in cooperation ... More

Ursus Breweries invests EUR 20 million in production capacity

Ursus Breweries, the SABMiller branch on the Romanian market, plans by 2008 investments of some EUR 20 million to increase the production capacity by 10 percent, said the company’s president Dieter Shulze. The company owns ... More