Latest food news & analysis in Middle East
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...
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...
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...
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...
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, 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.
Israeli food-to-coffee manufacturer Strauss Group booked an increase in sales and earnings for 2016.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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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