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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

Mondelez International targets Middle East growth as Bahrain factory opens 17 Apr 2018

Andy Coyne

Confectioner and snack maker Mondelez International has announced the opening of its new US$90m factory in Bahrain.


Greenyard invests in Israeli produce group Mor International 10 Apr 2018

Dean Best

Belgium-based produce group Greenyard has struck a deal to buy a stake in Israel business Mor International.


Saudi's Nadec acquires Al Safi Danone Company JV 26 Mar 2018

Simon Harvey

Saudi Arabia's National Agricultural Development Company (Nadec) is to buy Al Safi Danone Company (ASD), a local joint venture involving Danone.


Yildiz Holding 'agrees debt refinancing plan' 20 Mar 2018

Andy Coyne

Turkish conglomerate Yildiz Holding has reportedly signed a memorandum of understanding to refinance as much as US$7bn of debt.


Yildiz aiming to sort out crippling loan repayments - report 12 Feb 2018

Andy Coyne

Turkish biscuit and confectionery heavyweight Yildiz Holding has requested the largest ever loan from Turkish banks, according to news agency Bloomberg.


Qatari dairy firm Baladna 'planning public share offering' 15 Jan 2018

Simon Harvey

Qatari dairy company Baladna is said to be planning an initial public share offering in the first half of this year.



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