Laima’s dark-chocolate assortment Mon Ami and Staburadze’s cake Vāverīte were rated gold, while Laima’s blueberry-filled chocolate marshmallow candy Zefīrs Maigums won a silver prize and Staburadze’s oatmeal cookies Selga Nature took a bronze medal.
Laima brand manager Maija Brūkle said this was one of the richest successes the company has seen at international expositions.
“This is testimony not just to our company’s hard work in the Russian market, but also acknowledgement of our product quality. Despite the unstable political situation, we’ve developed cooperation with our Russian partners, helping raise our exports here by 20%,” she said.
Both joint-stock companies Staburadze and Laima belong to the NP Foods concern, which was recently acquired by Norway's Orkla group.
As reported, Latvia’s canned fish producers also did very well at World Food Moscow this year, which has grown into one of the leading international food and beverage conventions since its launch 20 years ago. Several product groups are featured at the expo – including frozen foods, sweets and baked goods, canned goods, oils, fats and sauces, dairy and meat products, beverages, seafoods, fruits and vegetables, teas and coffees.