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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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Yildiz eyes more categories for brands 22 May 2017

Helen Arnold

Turkish food conglomerate Yildiz Holding has appointed Beanstalk as its brand extension agency for its McVitie’s, Godiva, Flipz and Turtles brands in some of its key markets


Savola profit falls on lower Q1 sales, margins 12 May 2017

John Shepherd

Saudi Arabian food group Savola has reported a 96% fall in first-quarter net profit.


Edita Food Industries sees gains from price hikes 11 May 2017

Helen Arnold

Egyptian baked snack food manufacturer Edita Food Industries saw its revenues and earnings both jump by nearly a quarter in the first three months of 2017.


Juhayna Food Industries books mixed Q1 profits 4 May 2017

John Shepherd

Egypt-based dairy and juice business Juhayna Food Industries has booked a 28% fall in first-quarter net profits but saw EBIT increase slightly.


Croatia's Podravka signs Qatar distribution deal 24 Apr 2017

Dean Best

Croatian food business Podravka has struck a deal with Arabian Supplies for the Qatari distributor to handle its products in the country.


EBRD loan for Turkish agribusiness Yayla Agro 4 Apr 2017

John Shepherd

Yayla Agro, a family-owned producer of pulses and rice in Turkey, has secured financial support from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to build a new plant.

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