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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...

Latest Interviews

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% in Egypt and beyond 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. 

Latest News

Nestle-owned Osem opens new factory in Israel for Bamba snacks 21 Feb 2019

Simon Harvey

Nestlé-owned Israel-based food group Osem is opening a new factory in the country to increase the production of snacks.


UK's Meatless Farm Co. launches internationally with UAE venture 14 Feb 2019

Andy Coyne

The Meatless Farm Co., a UK-based meat alternative business, has revealed plans to export its products overseas.


Saudi Arabia's Almarai acquires Riyadh-based Premier Foods 5 Feb 2019

Simon Harvey

Saudi Arabia's Almarai, a leading player in the food and drinks industry in the Middle East, has reached an agreement to acquire a local meat products maker. 


Fonterra forges UAE distribution deal with Bidfood-owned Horeca Trade 30 Jan 2019

Andy Coyne

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has tied up a distribution deal in the United Arab Emirates with a foodservice specialist.


Pladis appoints former PepsiCo man Salman Amin as new CEO 21 Jan 2019

Andy Coyne

Pladis, the international snacks arm of Turkey's Yildiz Holding, has appointed an experienced food industry executive as its new chief executive officer.


Yildiz-owned Godiva 'selects final bidders for Asia-Pacific assets' 18 Jan 2019

Simon Harvey

Godiva, the chocolate brand owned by Turkey's Yildiz Holdings, is potentially nearing a sale for its Asia assets.



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