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Dean Best | 17 Jan 2017

Almarai, the Saudi Arabia-based dairy-to-poultry group, has reported higher sales and profits in 2016.


Dean Best | 10 Oct 2016

Almarai, the Saudi Arabia-based group, has booked rising sales and earnings for the first nine months of the year, although the company's sales growth slowed in the third quarter.


Katy Askew | 23 Jun 2016

The owners of the UAE's National Foods Products Co. (NFPC) have reportedly abandoned negotiations over the potential sale of a majority stake in the Abu Dhabi-based dairy group. 


Katy Askew | 18 Apr 2016

Saudi Arabian dairy firm Almarai has confirmed it is interested in acquiring a "controlling stake" in the UAE's National Food Products Co. (NFPC). 


Hannah Abdulla | 11 Apr 2016

Saudi Arabian dairy giant Almarai has reported a rise in sales and profits for the first quarter of the year.


Hannah Abdulla | 18 Jan 2016

Saudi Arabian dairy firm Almarai has reported a jump in annual profits.


Hannah Abdulla | 15 Dec 2015

Saudi Arabian food group Almarai is reportedly one of the companies eyeing a majority stake in the UAE's National Food Products Co.


Helen Arnold | 9 Oct 2015

Saudi Arabian food company Almarai has announced a healthy set of third-quarter results, with net income up by over 10% and a sales increase of nearly 8%.


Hannah Abdulla | 6 Jul 2015

Saudi Arabian food group Almarai has reported a jump in sales and profits for the first half of the year.


Hannah Abdulla | 29 Jun 2015

Saudi Arabian dairy firm Almarai has agreed a SAR790m (US$210m) payout with its insurers following the fire at its bakery facility in Jeddah.


Hannah Abdulla | 29 May 2015

This week, Hormel Foods announced it was acquiring US natural and organic meat processor, Applegate Farms. In the UK, scrutiny over campylobacter continued with the Food Standards Agency revealed 73% of shop-bought chickens are contaminated with the food poisoning bug. Here is the week in quotes.


Hannah Abdulla | 26 May 2015

Saudi Arabian dairy firm Almarai's board of directors has approved a capital investment plan for SAR21bn (US$5.6bn) over the next five years.


Dean Best | 7 Apr 2015

Saudi Arabia-based food and drinks group Almarai has reported a 12% increase in first-quarter profits.


Hannah Abdulla | 31 Mar 2015

Saudi Arabian food group Almarai is reportedly looking at acquiring Egyptian confectioner Rashidi El-Mizan and dairy firm Dina Farms as part of plans to pump US$500m into the expansion of its business in Egypt.


Dean Best | 3 Feb 2015

Saudi food group Almarai has appointed COO Georges Schorderet as its new chief executive.


Hannah Abdulla | 20 Jan 2015

Saudi Arabian dairy firm Almarai has reported a jump in full-year profits.


Dean Best | 19 Dec 2014

just-food's management briefings see the team provide an in-depth look at a key issue or market affecting our readers in the industry. This year, the briefings included a deep dive into the confectionery sector, a spotlight on Vietnam and analysis of the development of the dairy industry in India.


Dean Best | 13 Oct 2014

A fire has caused "significant damage" to a bakery plant in Saudi Arabia owned by local food group Almarai.


Dean Best | 13 Oct 2014

Saudi food group Almarai has reported a 10% rise in profits for the first nine months of 2014.


Dean Best | 30 Jun 2014

Sugar is firmly at the centre of the diet and health debate in the UK - and this week we reflected on recommendations from government advisers to lower the guidance on how much of the ingredient should be consumed. Elsewhere, we analysed General Mills' annual results and where the US food giant goes from here, shone the spotlight on China's slowing biscuit market and looked at why more companies are putting more of their sustainability efforts into their supply chains.


Dean Best | 24 Jun 2014

Nestle has opened its first confectionery plant in Egypt as it looks to tap into the "rapid" growth of the country's snack market.


Dean Best | 23 Jun 2014

The venture between Saudi Arabian group Almarai and PepsiCo is lining up further investment in Egypt.


Dean Best | 8 Apr 2014

Saudi food group Almarai has reported higher first-quarter profits on the back of rising sales "in all business segments" and a gain from a recent infant formula acquisition.


Hannah Abdulla | 20 Jan 2014

Saudi food firm Almarai has posted a marginal profit increase of 1.2% at SAR373.3m (US$99.5) for the fourth quarter of 2013 compared with the same period of 2012.


Hannah Abdulla | 10 Jan 2014

Saudi dairy company Almarai has finalised a deal to buy out Mead Johnson from their local infant formula venture.


Katy Askew | 8 Jul 2013

Saudi food group Almarai has said its first-half profits were boosted by higher sales from its bakery, dairy and juice businesses.


Katy Askew | 9 Apr 2013

International Dairy & Juice, a joint venture between Saudi firm Almarai and PepsiCo, has taken full control of Teeba Investment for Developed Food Processing Co.


Michelle Russell | 8 Apr 2013

Saudi food group Almarai has booked an increase in first-quarter net profit, boosted by sales growth in each of its divisions.

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