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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...

Profiles: Arab Dairy and Bisco Misr

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...

Eyeing Egypt: Why firms are queueing up to invest

A new president and a revised investor law for Egypt appears to be restoring business confidence. Last month three food and beverage giants...

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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 profits drop on lower sales  24 Nov 2015

Katy Askew

Israeli food company Strauss Group booked lower earnings for the first nine months of the year on the back of a decline in sales. 

Financing costs weigh on Osem results 23 Nov 2015

Katy Askew

Israeli food maker Osem Investments booked lower profit for the first nine months of the year as a result of higher financing costs in the period to 30 September. 

Willi-Food replaces CEO Hochboim with Graiver 17 Nov 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Israel-based food group G. Willi-Food has announced it is replacing its CEO and CFO Gil Hochboim.

BRF to expand Abu Dhabi plant 17 Nov 2015

Hannah Abdulla

BRF has announced plans to expand its production plant in Abu Dhabi.

Edita Food posts 9M sales, profit jump 12 Nov 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Nine-month sales and profits at Egypt's Edita Food Industries have surged thanks to sales growth in all its categories, despite challenges in its domestic market.

Kuwait Food Co. posts Q3 profit rise 11 Nov 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Kuwait Food Co. has booked higher sales and profits for the third quarter of 2015.

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