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Could BRF's Turkey move pave way for OneFoods IPO?

BRF, the Brazil-based meat giant, announced this week it has teamed up with the state of Qatar to buy a majority stake in Turkey-based proce...

Starbucks, Telepizza: Dec 2016 foodservice focus

December saw Starbucks outline fresh five-year targets - and announce a new CEO. The last month of 2016 also heard US-based Focus Brands ann...

Analysis: UAE leads Gulf interest in gluten-free

The Gulf is emerging as one to watch for the gluten-free sector. In just-food's series of spotlights on the next five markets manufacturers...

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...

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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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News of week: Bellamy's, BRF, Kellogg 12 Jan 2017

Dean Best

Bellamy's Australia, the under-scrutiny infant formula producer, this week issued a profit warning and announced the exit of its CEO. BRF, the Brazil-based meat giant, joined forces with Qatar's sovereign wealth fund to buy Turkish poultry group Banvit. And Kellogg's 1894 fund made its first investment.

Americana backs Adeptio takeover  10 Jan 2017

Katy Askew

The board of Americana Group, also known as Kuwait Food Co., has endorsed the offer from its majority shareholder, Adeptio, to acquire the remaining shares in the company the investment firm does not already hold. 

BRF, Qatar to buy Turkish poultry firm Banvit 9 Jan 2017

Dean Best

BRF, the Brazil-based meat giant, has teamed up with the state of Qatar to buy a majority stake in Turkey-based processor Banvit Bandirma Vitaminli Yem Sanayii.

Egypt re-opens to Irish beef 6 Jan 2017

Dean Best

Egypt has given the green light to the resumption of beef imports from Ireland.

BRF establishes halal unit OneFoods 5 Jan 2017

Katy Askew

BRF has formally launched what it claims to be the "world's largest" halal meat company, OneFoods. 

Domty plans new price rise to offset forex impact 3 Jan 2017

John Shepherd

Arabian Food Industries Company Domty, the Egypt-based cheese maker, has said it plans a further rise in prices this month to offset the impact of currency exchange rates on the Egyptian pound.

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