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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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Lactalis acquires majority stake in Lebanon's Hanilor 19 Jun 2018

Andy Coyne

French dairy giant Lactalis has taken a majority stake in the Lebanese distribution company Hanilor.

Al Islami Foods sells minority stake to Mitsubishi to expand halal exports 3 May 2018

Simon Harvey

UAE-based Al Islami Foods has sold a minority stake to Japan's Mitsubishi Corp as the frozen halal meat manufacturer seeks to drive international expansion and growth.

Tyson invests in Israeli lab-based meat business Future Meat Technologies 2 May 2018

Andy Coyne

US chicken giant Tyson Foods has co-led a US$2.2m seed investment round in Israel-based Future Meat Technologies through its Tyson Ventures arm.

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.

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