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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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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.

Egypt's Domty mulls entry into baked goods, flavoured milk markets 10 Jan 2018

Simon Harvey

Egypt's cheese maker Arabian Food Industries said it will continue to pursue its domestic and international expansion with plans to enter the baked goods market in the first quarter.  

Israeli bio-tech start-up SuperMeat forms strategic alliance with PHW-Gruppe 4 Jan 2018

Simon Harvey

SuperMeat has formed a strategic partnership with PHW-Gruppe, one of Europe's largest poultry producers, after securing financing that will enable the Israeli bio-tech start-up to bring its "clean-chicken products'' to market.

Unilever signs deal to manufacture food in Iran 14 Dec 2017

Dean Best

Unilever plans to set up a joint venture in Iran to make and market food in the country.

G.Willi-Food announces Michael Luboschitz as CEO - its third in six months  13 Dec 2017

Andy Coyne

 Israel-based G. Willi-Food International has unveiled its new CEO - Michael Luboschitz takes on the role from 1 January.

Tim Cranko resigns as G.Willi-Food CEO less than five months into the job 29 Nov 2017

Andy Coyne

Israel's G.Willi-Food International has announced that CEO Tim Cranko has resigned.

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