Latest food news & analysis in Middle East
The easing of decade-long economic sanctions on Iran lifted could open a potentially attractive market for international food makers, with a...
Arla Foods has entered a joint venture with Egypt's leading dairy processor, Juhayna Food Industries, that leaves the European dairy co-ope...
Egypt has been in the M&A spotlight in recent weeks, with Arab Dairy and local snacks group Bisco Misr the subject of interest from internat...
A new president and a revised investor law for Egypt appears to be restoring business confidence. Last month three food and beverage giants...
Statistics in the UAE show more than seven in ten of the country's 9.3m citizens are deficient in vitamin D. With a government keen to promote vitamin and mineral-rich diets, opportunities are opening up for food companies. Local dairy manufacturer Al Rawabi is one local firm looking to capitalise on through the launch of its "functional" dairy range. General manager Dr. Ahmed El Tigani tells Hannah Abdulla more.
Camel milk - a staple food in the Middle East that dates back centuries - is gaining traction worldwide thanks to the touting of its many health properties. In an interview with Hannah Abdulla, deputy general manager of Dubai-based Emirates Industry of Camel Milk Products, Mutasher al Badry, speaks about the potential of the sector and his hopes of camel milk replacing other milk options.
Israel's Strauss Group has pointed to "macroeconomic events" in several of its businesses and markets that led to a fall in sales and profits for the first half of the year.
G. Willi-Food has reported a drop in sales and profits for the first half of the year contributed to by "continued cautious buying patterns" among Israeli consumers seen in the second quarter.
Edita Food Industries, the Egypt-based bakery group, is to set up a new manufacturing facility as it prepares to produce Hostess Brands LLC lines for more markets in the Middle East.
A "common understanding" on a potential protected designation of origin for halloumi has been reached between Cyprus and Turkish-held Cyprus in the north of the island, the EU has said.
BanaBay has secured an “important” Middle Eastern customer, the Hussain al Qurashi Group, as the premium banana group works to expand in the region.
Saudi Arabian food group Almarai has reported a jump in sales and profits for the first half of the year.
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