Nidan Group is expecting a healthy rise in sales this year. In a financial report issued yesterday (18 August) the Russian fruit juice producer said that it expects sales in 2005 to total US$225m from US$177m in 2004.

The company also said that it is aiming to increase its share of the Russian juice market to 20% this year from 17.45% last year.

Nidan operates three juice production plants in the Moscow region, Novosibirsk and Ukraine, as well as a dairy plant in Novosibirsk.