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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...

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...

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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.

Latest News

Strauss shrugs off FX to grow earnings  23 May 2016

Katy Askew

Strauss Group offset the negative impact of currency exchange on sales to grow earnings in the first quarter. 

KKR silent on National Food Products Co. bid talk 19 May 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Private equity firm KKR has refused to be drawn in to speculation it is one of the bidders in the race to acquire Abu-Dhabi based National Food Products Co. (NFPC).

Domty eyes 20% growth in 2016 revenues 19 May 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Egypt's Arabian Food Industries, also known as Domty, has confirmed it will increase the selling prices of its products as it eyes a 20% jump in annual revenues.

Americana posts Q1 profit fall despite sales rise 13 May 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Profits at Kuwait Food Co. fell in the first quarter of the year despite higher sales.

Edita posts Q1 sales, profit falls 12 May 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Egypt-based baked goods manufacturer Edita Food Industries has reported lower first-quarter sales and profits.

Amira Nature Foods reports fall in H1 sales 27 Apr 2016

Dean Best

Amira Nature Foods, the UAE-based packaged rice supplier, has revealed a 17% fall in half-year sales in a set of accounts delayed by a change in auditors and allegations over the company's financials.

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