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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% 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. 

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Egyptian dairy company Beyti attracts EBRD funding 15 Aug 2018

Simon Harvey

Egyptian dairy business Beyti is to get a US$44m loan from the European development bank EBRD to fund new investments and refinance debt.


US food products hit as Turkey escalates tariff spat 15 Aug 2018

Simon Harvey

Turkey has slapped additional tariffs on US imports including rice and fruit, escalating a spat with President Donald Trump and piling more pressure on the country's embattled currency.


PepsiCo unveils newest entrants for Europe-wide incubator programme 16 Jul 2018

Simon Harvey

PepsiCo has revealed the ten companies that are the second intake for its Nutrition Greenhouse incubator programme in Europe.


Dr Oetker targets Egypt after Tag El Melouk deal 13 Jul 2018

Andy Coyne

German food group Dr Oetker has taken over Egyptian bakery business Tag El Melouk.


Almarai price rise sparks calls for boycott 5 Jul 2018

Dean Best

Almarai has become the latest food major operating in the Middle East and north Africa to face a boycott after the Saudi Arabia-based firm's local price hike on milk angered consumers.


Ireland wins access to Qatar for meat exports 4 Jul 2018

Simon Harvey

Ireland has won access to Qatar for its beef, sheep meat and poultry products.



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