The History of United Confectionary Manufacturers
United Confectionery Manufactures is one of the largest confectionery manufactures in Eastern Europe. We have unique design and use quality ingredients for all the products we sell. Most of our brands have been recognized since 1986. We are the leaders in every category selling our products in Russia. The confectionery plants of the Holding own the most famous and popular Russian brands such as “Alionka”, “Babaevsky”, “Artpassion’’, “Korovka”, “Forest Fairy” and many others. The products under the trademarks are close to the heart of many Russian people and popular abroad. The confectionery goods are sold via a highly developed distribution network all round Russia. They are also exported to USA, Europe, Israel, CIS countries and several Middle East countries. The United Confectioners is a well-established confectionery products supplier of Kremlin, The Government of the Russian Federation, Moscow Government and Moscow Patriarchate.
From the 60th Summer Fancy Food Show 2014 (booth 1742)
UNICONF-the largest confectionery Holding in the East Europe and the leader in the Russian confectionary market. The history of sweets of our enterprise began in the capital of Russia. UNICONF unique since 1804. We have a unique history, unique ideas and unique brands. Not only millions of Russian consumers choose our products but also we become more popular among foreigners. Realizing such a high interest to our products in Russia, we adapted package for an international project.
We have gone a huge way from the first Moscow candies to powerful confectionery empire. We carefully control all the road of our products, from the cultivation of cocoa in Africa (Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana) to our consumers satisfaction. UNICONF has its own agricultural sector and two dairy production units.
United Confectioners is the leading Russian confectionery holding. The company is a part of Guta Group and it unites 19 confectionery plants, including the largest Moscow confectionary factories: OJSC “Krasny Octyabr”, OJSC “Confectionary concern “Babaevsky”, OJSC “Rot Front”.
United Confectioners produces all kinds of confectionery goods: chocolate, packed sweets or ones sold by weight, caramel, toffees, marshmallows, waffles, cakes, fruit jellies and oriental sweets.
The products under the trademarks are close to the heart of many Russian people and popular abroad. The confectionery goods are sold via a highly developed distribution network all round Russia. They are also exported to USA, Europe, Israel, CIS countries and several Middle East countries. The United Confectioners is a well-established confectionery products supplier of Kremlin, The Government of the Russian Federation, Moscow Government and Moscow Patriarchate.
United Confectioners is:
• The leader of the Russian confectionery market;
• 19 confectionery plants
• Over 100 000 points of sale all over Russia
• 8 regional distribution centers covering the whole territory of the Russian Federation
• 4 single trading platforms in Moscow, Khimki (Moscow region), Yekaterburg and Novosibirsk.
• Corporate chain of stores “Beloved from childhood”
• High quality and safety
The Holding combines successfully two age-old traditions, modern technologies and attention to clients’ demands.
INTERVIEW: ISM: United Confectioners looks beyond Russia for growth
By Michelle Russell | 29 January 2013
United Confectioners looks to grow international business
United Confectioners has plans to grow its business beyond its stronghold in Russia, where it holds the number one position in the confectionery market. Michelle Russell caught up with export director Timothy Odenwald at the ISM confectionery exhibition in Cologne to find out more about the firm's plans for Europe and beyond.
United Confectioners is the largest confectionery holding in Eastern Europe, the company proclaims, and the leader in the Russian market with a 32% market share. The company has a 200 year history and holds the 14th spot in the ranking of the top 100 confectionery companies in the world, it says. It also operates 16 facilities and eight logistics centres in Russia.
Surprisingly, however, its export revenues only account for 5-6% of group sales volumes. This is something the company is hoping to change as it looks to make its mark on the international stage.
The first move, export director Timothy Odenwald tells just-food, has been to adapt its company name and its product packaging.
"Last year, as part of a decision by shareholders and management, we decided to change our exclusive Russian packaging to include other languages. In order to take the next step in Europe, North America and Asia, we needed to communicate with languages people understood."
Odenwald said this also meant changing the company name to Uniconf, which he says is "easier on the tongue and easier to translate".
The next step, he tells just-food, was to choose its top selling SKUs in Russia. Of its 3,000 products, the company chose just 60 of its best selling brands that it would aim to export overseas.
"This has all happened in the last 12 months and it all forms part of our effort to further our European expansion," Odenwald said. "We are in discussions with all the major retail chains in the Baltic states, and Poland we are in the process of developing."
Odenwald explains that the company's attempts to expand overseas have not been without its problems, including that of securing trademarks overseas.
He adds: "Expanding in Europe is trial by error. If we try to launch a brand internationally, we can run into cultural problems. We have had varied reactions to our products. Where you can make a number of mistakes is in the taste and the packaging. Maybe not so much in China but in the Middle East you have to think about things like Halal certification and having no alcohol in your products, and not all of our products are alcohol free.
"What you have is a company that is 200 years old and clearly the single largest player in Russia. In Germany one out of every two packages of chocolate in Germany is exported. So it is only possible [to succeed] when a lot of research goes into it."
Of the company's target markets, Odenwald outlines the firm's ambitions for the former soviet countries in eastern Europe.
"Prior to joining the company, I saw some very overly-ambitious export plans for the next five to ten years. If you are looking at developing in the former soviet states, our brands are well known there and we currently ship around 12,500 tonnes to former soviet republics. It is reasonable to grow this by 2,000 tonnes in the coming three years with the majority from Kazakstan."
The Ukraine, however, is a different market due to the dominance of three major players. "We are treading carefully in these markets," he says.
Aside from these markets, Odenwald said the company had its eye on other markets where it felt there was potential to grow. "For me, the biggest blank spots are the Middle East and North Africa. Russia has strong trade ties with that part of the world (North Africa) and it is something we need to work on in the months to come."
Of Asia, Odenwald said it has become "a more appealing market" for any company producing FMCG products. He adds: "The Chinese chocolate market is just starting to grow. Major brands have clearly marked out their territory and are there for the long run so can tolerate negative profit lines for a few years."
In western Europe, Odenwald believes its products need "more fine tuning" if it is to grow its product there. "We have to show the history of the brands. To sell to the west you have to accentuate the history. We need to put our best foot forward."
Food industry of Russia
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The food industry of Russia is a branch of industry in Russia.
The volume of production in the manufacture of food products and tobacco - 3.12 trillion rubles (in 2010), including:
Food production - 2.952 trillion rubles;
Manufacture of tobacco products - 164 billion rubles.
In 2008, Russia produced 2.9 million tons of meat, 2.5 million tons of sausages, 3.7 million tonnes of food fish production, 2.5 million tons of vegetable oil, 120 tons of tea, 413 million dal of mineral water.
The average monthly wage in the food and tobacco - 16982 rubles / month (March 2010). 
4 Alcoholic beverage industry and winemaking
5 Manufacture of soft drinks
6 The tobacco industry
7 Dairy industry
In 2003 the volume of production in the food industry was 987 billion rubles (over $32 billion).
The volume of production in the manufacture of food products and tobacco in 2009 amounted to 2.77 trillion rubles, including:
Food production - 2.626 trillion rubles;
Manufacture of tobacco products - 148 billion rubles.
United Confectioners OAO Moscow confectionery "Red October
(23% in controls)* Confectionery JSC Concern "Babayevsky" (Moscow)
Of "Rot Front" (Moscow)
OAO Tula confectionery "Yasnaya Polyana"
JSC "Penza confectionery"
JSC "Factory named. K. Samojlovoj "(St. Petersburg)
OAO "Yuzhuralkonditer" (Chelyabinsk)
JSC "Sormovskaya confectionery" (Nizhny Novgorod)
Annunciation of confectionery factory "Zeya"
OAO "Voronezh confectionery"
OAO "Yoshkar-Ola confectionery"
OAO Confectionery "Takf" (Tambov)
Company Chocolate Factory "Novosibirsk"
Factory CJSC "Russian chocolate" (Moscow)
BPC of the "Silver Forest" (Moscow)
Branch of "Red October" in Ryazan (formerly "Ryazan confectionery factory")
Branch of "Red October" in Kolomna
Branch of "Red October" in Egoryevsk
Branch of "Yuzhuralkonditer" in Zlatoust (former "Zlatoust confectionery factory")
Confectionery "Confit" (Concern "Slad & Co.") - Confectionery Group, one of the five largest producers of confectionery Russia.
Company "Confectionery" Sladburg "" since 2005 - has been producing confectionery.
Of "Novokuznetsk confectionery"
In 2008, Russia produced 1.14 billion decaliters.
Company Baltika Breweries - Russia's largest beer producer, exporting its products to 46 countries. Plant in Saint Petersburg
Plant in Voronezh
Plant in Novosibirsk
Plant in Krasnoyarsk
Plant in Samara
Plant in Tula
Plant in Khabarovsk
Plant in Chelyabinsk
Plant in Yaroslavl
Ltd. "United Breweries Heineken" Plant in Irkutsk
Plant in Sterlitamak
Plant in Kaliningrad
Plant in Khabarovsk
Plant in Saint Petersburg
Plant in Nizhny Novgorod
Plant in Ekaterinburg
Plant in Novosibirsk
"SUN InBev", a branch in the city of Ivanovo (Ivanovo Brewery)
Alcoholic beverage industry and winemaking
In 2008, Russia produced 50 million dal of wine grape.
Novorossiysk region (Krasnodar Krai) is one of the main wine centers of Russia. Local agro produce and tablespoons Sparkling wine.
In the municipality of Novorossiysk work wineries Abrau-Dyurso and "Myskhako."
In 2009, Russia exported vodka in the amount of 121 million dollars.
Of "Novokuznetsk Distillery"
Manufacture of soft drinks
Plant Coca-Cola ("Coca-Cola HBC Eurasia") - the first and only factory in the Urals «The Coca-Cola Company», production lines which in 1998 provided all the products Ural region. It produces 130,000 bottles of the drink per hour. Plant Coca-Cola in St. Petersburg.
Plant Coca-Cola in Samara
Plant Coca-Cola in Volzhsky
Plant Coca-Cola in Ekaterinburg
Plant Coca-Cola in Novosibirsk
Plant Coca-Cola in Krasnoyarsk
Plant Coca-Cola in Vladivostok
Plant Coca-Cola in Nizhny Novgorod
PepsiCo Russia Plant in Samara
Plant in Saint Petersburg
Plant in Ekaterinburg
Plant in Domodedovo
Plant "Best-Bottling" - the manufacturer of soft drinks.
JSC "Water Company" old source " - the manufacturer of soft drinks.
Plant Pepsi (OOO "Pepsi International Bottlers Yekaterinburg") - the largest in the Russian plant of PepsiCo, provides consumer products from Perm to Beijing a. In 2008 at the opening of the first factory in Russia and in the world production line beverage radically new technologies - hot filling. The estimated production capacity of the plant after a new line of 25 million units per year.
Sverdlovsk bottler "Tonus" - a major manufacturer of various juice, mineral and carbonated beverages.
The tobacco industry
In Russia there are about 80 tobacco companies. Leading companies tobacco industry: ABC Russia (Moscow), Inc. Liggett-Ducat (Moscow), Inc. Petro (St. Petersburg) Ltd Tobacco Factory Reemtsma-Volga (Volgograd).
OAO "Miassky dairy factory", from 1936 - the production of dairy products
Kiprinsky dairy plant
Wimm-Bill-Dann - a company engaged in the production of dairy products and non-alcoholic beverages (juice, water).
Unimilk - Russian Food Company, one of the leaders of the country's dairy market.
hlebomakaronny Sverdlovsk Plant - the first in Sverdlovsk Region industrial baking company, founded in 1927, is now part of the holding "McFee" .
Yekaterinburg fat factory - a company, a member of the top five producers of fatty foods in Russia. The product range - different names for sunflower oil, margarine, ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, spreads (trade mark "Avedov", "Generous Summer"). Also running line for soap (more than 10 items).
Yekaterinburg Meat - the oldest company in its industry, based in 1939 y, produces all kinds of items of meat products.
Food Factory "Good taste" - produces a variety of sausages and meat finished products.
Poultry "Sverdlovsk" - a major producer of poultry meat and eggs.
OAO "Miassky meat" from 1893 (based FA Fokerodtom) - production of natural oils and fats, meat, seafood
OAO "Bread" (Miassky bakery), from 1962 - production of bakery products* Company "Miassky elevator."
JSC "Kuzbass Food Works"
Of "Novokuznetsk khladokombinat"
Barnaul yeast plant
Barnaul Bakery number 4
Frito-Lay Plant in Azov
Plant in Kashira
section of the food industry on the website of the journal "Expert"
Section of the tobacco industry on the website of the journal "Expert"
1.^ Jump up to: a b pl = 1229006 shipped goods of own production, works and services on their own (without VAT, excise duties and similar payments) for a "clean" activities (month), thousand rubles, large, medium and small organizations //Rosstat
2.^ Jump up to: a b c Production of basic food products // Rosstat
3.Jump up ^ / d04/6-0.htm standards of living //Rosstat
4.Jump up ^ «Baltika» to buy from local farmers / Union of Russian Brewers, 18 February 2008
5.Jump up ^ «Baltika" began supplying beer in West Africa //RIA Novosti, March 2, 2010
6.Jump up ^ "SUN InBev"
7.Jump up ^ Exports by commodity and commodity groups in section HS Russia //Rosstat
8.Jump up ^ "«Pepsi" will be more than five times" (in Russian). Expert-Ural. August 18, 2008. Archived from the original on 2012-04-05. Retrieved 2009-07-07.