Latest food news & analysis in Middle East
Arla Foods has entered a joint venture with Egypt's leading dairy processor, Juhayna Food Industries, that leaves the European dairy co-ope...
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...
A new president and a revised investor law for Egypt appears to be restoring business confidence. Last month three food and beverage giants...
United Biscuits has signed a deal to acquire a majority stake in Saudi snacks business Rana Confectionery Products. The deal, the UK snacks...
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.
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.
Saudi Arabian dairy firm Almarai has agreed a SAR790m (US$210m) payout with its insurers following the fire at its bakery facility in Jeddah.
Nestle has confirmed that it plans to invest “more than” US$120m to open a production facility in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.
Egyptian dairy firm, Arabian Food Industries Co. (Domty) is reportedly planning to list on the Cairo bourse this year or in early 2016.
Oman Food Investment Holding Co. (OFIC) is reportedly investing US$620m into building three factories in Oman for the production of dairy and poultry.
Fresh Del Monte Produce has launched its Fresh Market retail concept in Saudi Arabia in a bid to tap into growing demand for healthy food-to-go options in the market.
Saudi Arabia has announced a temporary suspension on poultry imports from five US states on the back of bird flu concerns.
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