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Mondelez restarts production at Oreo plant in Ukraine

Mondelez restarts production at Oreo plant in Ukraine Mondelez International Food and Beverage Business

Mondelez International has resumed production of Oreo cookies at its Ukrainian plant in Trostyanets. Following a complete reconstruction of the biscuit line at the site, the company confirmed the restart of production. The plant, located in north-eastern Ukraine near Trostyanets, suffered significant damage during Russia’s invasion of the country in 2022, leading to its closure since February 24th.

According to an unnamed source familiar with the company’s plans, Oreo cookies were exported to Ukraine during the plant closure. In addition to Trostyanets, Mondelez manages a plant in Stari Petrivtsi near Kyiv, where Oreos, Milka chocolate, Tuc and Belvita biscuits, Dirol gum, and Halls lollipops are produced.

The products from the Trostyanets plant will be sold in the Ukrainian market and exported to other countries, excluding Russia. Mondelez currently operates three factories in Russia, producing chewing gum, chocolate, and biscuits. Despite the ongoing conflict, the company has continued to export some products to Russia, including Milka chocolate from Belgium.

Last year, Mondelez announced plans to scale down production in Russia, aiming to turn its operations there into a self-sufficient business by the end of 2023. The company was listed on Ukraine’s ‘international sponsors of war’ list, along with other food companies like Nestle, Unilever, Mars, Bonduelle, and PepsiCo, for their continued business operations in Russia post-invasion.

The public availability of the list was later removed due to appeals regarding the lack of regulatory framework and negative impact on decision-making processes to counter Russian aggression in Ukraine. For more information and insights on food and beverage industry trends, food and drink business, and food and drink consumer trends, you can sign up for our daily news round-up. Stay informed and give your business an edge with our industry insights.

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