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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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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. 

Interview: Al Rawabi's foray into functional dairy 7 Apr 2015

Hannah Abdulla

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.

Latest News

Amira Nature Foods reports fall in H1 sales 27 Apr 2016

Dean Best

Amira Nature Foods, the UAE-based packaged rice supplier, has revealed a 17% fall in half-year sales in a set of accounts delayed by a change in auditors and allegations over the company's financials.

BRF to take full control of Al Khan Foodstuff 25 Apr 2016

Katy Askew

BRF has said that it plans to take full control of Oman-based frozen food distributor Al Khan Foodstuffs (AKF). 

Saudi's Goody eyes entry into UAE with Gulfco deal 21 Apr 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Saudi Arabian food firm Goody has announced plans to expand into the UAE following a distribution deal with Gulfco.

Seabrook Crisps strikes Dubai export deal 20 Apr 2016

Dean Best

UK crisp maker Seabrook Crisps has secured listings in Dubai with regional retailer Lulu Hypermarket.

Savola Q1 profits plunge on higher expenses 20 Apr 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Profits at Saudi Arabian food group Savola have plunged in the first quarter.

Juhayna plans production capacity boost 19 Apr 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Egyptian dairy-to-juice firm Juhayna Food Industries has said it plans to expand the production capacity of all of its business units during 2016.

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