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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...

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...

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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.

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Agthia sees FY sales, profit growth 11 Feb 2016

Hannah Abdulla

UAE-based food and drink firm Agthia Group has reported higher annual sales and profits.


Nestle to acquire remaining stake in Osem 4 Feb 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Nestle has confirmed plans to acquire the remaining shares in Israeli food firm Osem Investments in a deal worth ILS3.3bn (US$840.5m).


Americana sells majority stake to Dubai investor 4 Feb 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Kuwait Food Co. has reached an agreement to sell a 69% stake in the business to a Dubai-based investor group, Adeptio, led by Emaar Properties chairman Mohamed Alabbar.


Egyptian dairy Domty 'plans March listing' 4 Feb 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Egyptian dairy firm Domty is reportedly planning to list on the Cairo Stock exchange in March.


Top news: Yildiz, Unilever, Scotland and sugar tax 22 Jan 2016

Dean Best

Godiva and McVitie's owner Yildiz Holdings has decided to bring its snacks brands under one unit in a bid to drive growth internationally. Unilever's CEO, Paul Polman, sounded a note of caution about trading conditions in 2016. And sugar was once again in the headlines, driving policy agendas in Europe.


Savola appoints Rayan Mohammed Fayez as CEO 20 Jan 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Saudi Arabian food group Savola has appointed a new CEO. 

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