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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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Strauss books 2016 sales, earnings growth 28 Mar 2017

Katy Askew

Israeli food-to-coffee manufacturer Strauss Group booked an increase in sales and earnings for 2016. 

Juhayna bids to "restore" profits in 2017 14 Mar 2017

Dean Best

Juhayna Food Industries, the Egypt-based dairy and juice business, has decided to postpone any new investment projects, focus on improving efficiency and rely more on sourcing inputs domestically in a bid to boost profits in 2017 after a slump in earnings last year.

BayWa and Al Dahra invest in UAE fresh produce JV 8 Mar 2017

John Shepherd

Germany-based agri-food business BayWa and Abu Dhabi-based Al Dahra Holding are investing EUR30m (US$31.6m) in the launch of a joint venture in the UAE capital for the sale of "premium vegetables".

Nestle Egypt plans Africa, Middle East export push 7 Mar 2017

John Shepherd

The head of Nestle's Egyptian business has said the company is targeting African and Middle Eastern markets to make the most of its "increasing export potential" following the flotation of the Egyptian pound.

Edita Food full-year profits hit by FX losses 3 Mar 2017

John Shepherd

Egypt-based bakery and snacks group Edita Food Industries has booked an 86.4% fall in full-year net profit for 2016 as FX losses continued to put earnings under pressure following a float of the Egyptian pound.

Ulker Biskuvi eyes United Biscuits Saudi unit 21 Feb 2017

Dean Best

Ülker Bisküvi is in talks to take on a business in Saudi Arabia owned by United Biscuits, one of the Turkey-based snacks group's sister companies under the ownership of Yildiz Holding.

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