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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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Fresh Del Monte expands ME foodservice business  6 Feb 2017

Katy Askew

Fresh Del Monte Produce is expanding its business in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates by increasing its presence in the foodservice space. 

Barilla eyes Saudi Arabia with Mayar tie-up  31 Jan 2017

Katy Askew

Italian pasta group Barilla has entered into a distribution agreement with Mayar Foods in a bid to grow its business in Saudi Arabia. 

Nestle plans to expand investment in Egypt 25 Jan 2017

John Shepherd

Nestle has said it plans to continue ramping up investments in Egypt, despite the country's "challenging" economic conditions, which the Switzerland-based group said represent opportunities to expand the "largely resilient" fast-moving consumer goods industry.

Egypt impairment charge weighs on Savola 23 Jan 2017

Dean Best

Savola has reported a fall in annual sales and earnings from its food division amid an impairment on the Saudi Arabia-based group's food manufacturing business in Egypt.

Almarai sales, earnings rise in 2016 17 Jan 2017

Dean Best

Almarai, the Saudi Arabia-based dairy-to-poultry group, has reported higher sales and profits in 2016.

News of week: Bellamy's, BRF, Kellogg 12 Jan 2017

Dean Best

Bellamy's Australia, the under-scrutiny infant formula producer, this week issued a profit warning and announced the exit of its CEO. BRF, the Brazil-based meat giant, joined forces with Qatar's sovereign wealth fund to buy Turkish poultry group Banvit. And Kellogg's 1894 fund made its first investment.

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