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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...

Profiles: Arab Dairy and Bisco Misr

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...

Eyeing Egypt: Why firms are queueing up to invest

A new president and a revised investor law for Egypt appears to be restoring business confidence. Last month three food and beverage giants...

Analysis: UB sets sights on Middle East growth

United Biscuits has signed a deal to acquire a majority stake in Saudi snacks business Rana Confectionery Products. The deal, the UK snacks...

Latest Interviews

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.

Interview: Camelicious on potential for camel milk 1 Apr 2015

Hannah Abdulla

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.

Latest News

Almarai approves US$5.6bn capex plan 26 May 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Saudi Arabian dairy firm Almarai's board of directors has approved a capital investment plan for SAR21bn (US$5.6bn) over the next five years.

Yildiz eyeing further deals - reports 26 May 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Mehmet Tutuncu, CEO of Turkish biscuit firm Ulker Biskuvi Sanayi, has reportedly said parent company Yildiz Holding is eyeing further acquisitions, following the sale of its milk business to France's Lactalis.

Arla expands in Egypt with Juhayna JV 21 May 2015

Katy Askew

Arla Foods has inked a joint venture agreement with Egyptian dairy Juhayna Food Industries that will see the European co-operative's products fed into the firm's distribution network in the country.

UPDATE: Lactalis buys 80% of Ak Gida 7 May 2015

Katy Askew

French dairy group Lactalis has confirmed plans to buy a controlling stake in Turkish dairy Ak Gida from Yildiz Holding.

Yildiz Holding "to sell Ak Gida to Lactalis" 5 May 2015

Dean Best

Yildiz Holding has reportedly struck a deal to sell Turkish dairy arm Ak Gida to Lactalis.

Mondelez opens Marvellous Creations line in Egypt 1 May 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Mondelez International has officially opened its Marvellous Creations production line in Egypt.

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