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Why Yofix investments highlight dairy-free shift

The backing for Israeli dairy-free start-up Yofix Investments by two major European dairy companies shows a key macro trend could become a c...

Is 3D printing the future for meat alternatives?

Andy Coyne looks at 3D printing technology and considers its ramifications for the meat - and meat-alternative - industries....

What are the prospects for cultured meat?

Cultured meat – also known as 'clean meat' or 'slaughter-free meat' – is gaining traction. But challenges remain on sc...

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...

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

Saturn Bioponics to build vertical farms in Oman, Italy 13 Oct 2020

Simon Harvey

Saturn Bioponics, a UK-based vertical-farming technology business, is about to enter new markets next year in Europe and beyond.


UAE's Agthia Group to take majority stake in date processor Al Foah Co. 12 Oct 2020

Andy Coyne

United Arab Emirates-based food company Agthia Group is to take a majority stake in a local date processing and packaging firm.


Yildiz Holding said to halt plans to sell select food assets 2 Sep 2020

Simon Harvey

Yildiz Holding, the Turkish owner of brands including McVitie's and Ulker, has reportedly abandoned a plan to sell certain assets.


General Mills gives e-commerce push to global brands in Middle East 17 Aug 2020

Dean Best

General Mills is using e-commerce to bolster the profile of two of its flagship, global brands in the Middle East.


UAE's Mezzan Holding to make Nathan's Famous hot dogs 12 Aug 2020

Verdict Foodservice

US fast-food operator Nathan's Famous has struck a deal with UAE's Mezzan Holding on the manufacture and marketing of hot-dog products.


Ebro Foods sets up Middle East "hub", mulls Egypt disposal 31 Jul 2020

Dean Best

Spain-based rice and pasta major Ebro Foods has announced plans to make changes to its operations in the Middle East.



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