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Analysis: UAE leads Gulf interest in gluten-free

The Gulf is emerging as one to watch for the gluten-free sector. In just-food's series of spotlights on the next five markets manufacturers...

just-food's pick: Gulfood 2016

Gulfood, the Middle East's largest annual food and hospitality trade show, has opened its doors this week in Dubai This year's event is expe...

Can Yildiz's new snacks unit match its ambitions?

Yildiz Holding is restructuring its confectionery and biscuit businesses, uniting the likes of United Biscuits, Ülker and Godiva under a sin...

How attractive could Iran be for food majors?

The easing of decade-long economic sanctions on Iran lifted could open a potentially attractive market for international food makers, with a...

Latest Interviews

Should food exporters target Iran? 9 Jun 2016

Hannah Abdulla

The easing of decade-long trade sanctions against Iran by the developed world offers packaged food makers an opportunity to access the country's 80m strong consumer base. At the end of April, Ireland's Bord Bia embarked on a trade mission with 17 Irish food producers to explore the potential of the market. just-food caught up with representatives from the mission, including the Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, to find out more.


Arab Dairy targets growth of 30-35% 4 Nov 2015

Katy Askew

Arab Dairy, the Egyptian dairy firm owned by Pioneers Holding, has an ambitious growth target. The company intends to expand its sales by “at least” 30-35% per year for the next five years, export director Wael Morsy tells just-food. This will be achieved by reinvigorating its cheese business in Egypt and expanding its international sales. Katy Askew finds out more. 

Latest News

Kraft Heinz denies 'rotten tomato' claims in Egypt 7 Dec 2016

Katy Askew

Kraft Heinz, has denied claims in Egypt its local business has used "rotten tomatoes" to produce its namesake ketchup in the country. 


Barilla to open restaurant concept in UAE 30 Nov 2016

Dean Best

Italian food group Barilla, which has three restaurants in the US, has opened its first outlet in the Middle East.


Amira Nature Foods books drop in H1 sales 30 Nov 2016

John Shepherd

UAE-based and US-listed packaged rice supplier Amira Nature Foods has booked a 9% fall in half-year sales as a result of reduced pricing and the impact of exchange rates on the group's rupee-denominated India business.


G. Willi-Food 9M profits up but sales pressured 23 Nov 2016

Dean Best

Israel-based food group G. Willi-Food has reported higher profits for the first nine months of 2016, helped by lower costs, but saw its sales decline amid pressure on domestic consumption.


Strauss Group 9M sales, profits rise 22 Nov 2016

Dean Best

Israel-based food and beverage company Strauss Group today (22 November) reported higher sales and earnings in the first nine months of 2016, with top-line growth at home and abroad.


Ajinomoto acquires Turkey's Örgen from Yildiz 17 Nov 2016

Katy Askew

Japanese food giant Ajinomoto has acquired Örgen Gida Sanayi ve Ticaret, a Turkish food manufacturer that produces the Bizim Mutfak brand. 

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