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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...

Why Arla's Egyptian JV with Juhayna is shrewd

Arla Foods has entered a joint venture with Egypt's leading dairy processor, Juhayna Food Industries, that leaves the European dairy co-ope...

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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. 

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Unilever - Israel production licence not suspended 25 Aug 2016

John Shepherd

Unilever said it has "broadly confirmed" human error led to some of its Telma cereal products contaminated with salmonella being shipped out of a plant in Israel but stressed the company's manufacturing licence had not been suspended.


Mezzan Holding takes 70% stake in Al Safi Food Co. 25 Aug 2016

Katy Askew

Kuwait-listed food group Mezzan Holding has acquired a 70% stake in Saudi food maker Al Safi Food Co. 


Quotes of week - England obesity, Hain, Beloxxi 19 Aug 2016

Dean Best

The UK government's "plan of action" to tackle child obesity in England grabbed the headlines this week - and managed to irk industry and campaigners. Russia said it was in talks with Turkey over ending Moscow's restrictions on imports from the country and Hain Celestial surprised the market with an admission of problems over the accounting of payments to distributors.


Russia mulls end to Turkey food import curbs 18 Aug 2016

Eugene Vorotnikov

Russia is considering lifting its restrictions on the imports of food and agricultural products from Turkey.


Strauss Group reveals domestic, Sabra JV growth 18 Aug 2016

Dean Best

Israel-based food and beverage company Strauss Group saw sales and earnings rise in the first half of the year, enjoying growth from its domestic business and from Sabra, its US-focused venture with PepsiCo.


G. Willi-Food profits up amid fall in salary costs 16 Aug 2016

Dean Best

Israel-based company G. Will-Food International has reported a jump in half-year profits, with sales growing but its earnings boosted after the departure of two senior executives meant lower administrative costs.

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