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Arab Dairy targets growth of 30-35% in Egypt and beyond 4 Nov 2015

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. 


BRICs and beyond: Why Arla's Egyptian JV with Juhayna is shrewd 28 May 2015

Arla Foods has entered a joint venture with Egypt's leading dairy processor, Juhayna Food Industries, that leaves the European dairy co-operative poised for expansion in a promising emerging market. Expanding via a tie-up with a local company is a smart move from Arla as it works to grow in a market where competition is on the up and M&A valuations are high. Katy Askew reports.


Profiles: Egyptian takeover targets Arab Dairy and Bisco Misr 28 Nov 2014

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 international suitors. just-food explores the background of each company and looks at why the likes of Lactalis, Arla, Kellogg and private-equity firm Abraaj are battling it out to buy the businesses.


BRICs and beyond: Eyeing Egypt: Why firms are queueing up to invest 10 Jul 2014

A new president and a revised investor law for Egypt appears to be restoring business confidence. Last month three food and beverage giants announced plans to invest in expanding operations in the country. But with a growing population and high levels of unemployment, plus a cut in fuel subsidies that could put pressure on the average citizen's pocket, is now really the right time to be eyeing Egypt? Hannah Abdulla explores.


just the facts: Egyptian grocery retailing 26 Aug 2010

Marks & Spencer plans to open its first store in Egypt later this year with franchise partner Al Futtaim. just-food takes this opportunity to take a deeper look at the Egyptian super and hypermarket sectors with the help of research partner Euromonitor.

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Edita posts loss as higher inflation, interest costs bite 27 Jul 2017

Egypt's Edita Food Industries turned to a loss in the second quarter after higher inflation pushed up costs and interest expenses weighed on profits.


Domty points to profit recovery despite sales strategy changes 18 Jul 2017

Arabian Food Industries, Egypt's biggest cheese maker, saw profits slump in the second quarter from a year earlier but rebound from a loss in the first three months of 2017.


Sales up but Egypt cheese firm Domty books Q1 loss 23 May 2017

Egypt’s biggest cheese producer, Arabian Food Industries Company Domty, has reported a first-quarter net loss of EGP6m, despite higher sales, blaming the devaluation of the Egyptian pound.


Edita Food Industries sees gains from price hikes 11 May 2017

Egyptian baked snack food manufacturer Edita Food Industries saw its revenues and earnings both jump by nearly a quarter in the first three months of 2017.


Juhayna Food Industries books mixed Q1 profits 4 May 2017

Egypt-based dairy and juice business Juhayna Food Industries has booked a 28% fall in first-quarter net profits but saw EBIT increase slightly.


Juhayna Food Industries bids to "restore" profits in 2017 14 Mar 2017

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.


Nestle's Egypt unit export push targets Africa and Middle East 7 Mar 2017

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.


Edita Food full-year profits hit by FX losses 3 Mar 2017

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.


Nestle plans to expand investment in Egypt 25 Jan 2017

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 re-opens to Irish beef 6 Jan 2017

Egypt has given the green light to the resumption of beef imports from Ireland.

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Egyptian baker Edita Food Industries sees shares jump on listing 2 Apr 2015

Shares in Egyptian bakery firm Edita Food Industrues jumped 16% today after it listed on the Egyptian and London Stock Exchanges.