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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. 

Latest News

Nestle Turkey strike called off 6 Jul 2016

John Shepherd

Nestle Turkey told just-food today (6 July)  that it had reached an agreement with union leaders to end strikes at the company's plants in the country.


Dubai aims to be leading Middle Eastern food hub 30 Jun 2016

Helen Arnold

Dubai has ambitions to become the leading food distribution and production centre for the whole of the Middle East.


Nestle, Souq.com eye internet food sales in Egypt 29 Jun 2016

Helen Arnold

Nestle has become the first FMCG company to sell food and drink products in Egypt via the Arab world’s largest online retailer, Souq.com.


National Foods Products Co. 'abandons sale'  23 Jun 2016

Katy Askew

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. 


Adeptio 'strikes deal for majority of Americana' 20 Jun 2016

Dean Best

Adeptio, the Gulf investment fund, has secured agreement with the majority investor in Kuwait Food Co. to buy its shares in the food manufacturing and restaurant business.


Kuwait Food Co. 'restarts sale talks' 15 Jun 2016

Dean Best

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