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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% 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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Strauss touts "strong core" in Q2 amid mixed H1 10 Aug 2017

Dean Best

Israel-based Strauss Group has pointed to a "strong performance" from its "core" businesses in the second quarter, while booking a set of mixed first-half results on a GAAP basis.


Edita posts loss as inflation, interest costs bite 27 Jul 2017

Simon Harvey

Egypt's Edita Food Industries turned to a loss in the second quarter after higher inflation pushed up costs and interest expenses weighed on profits.


Almarai revenue falls as tough conditions persist 25 Jul 2017

Simon Harvey

Almarai, the Saudi Arabia-based dairy and poultry group, saw revenue decrease during the second quarter due to lower exports and a deterioration in consumer sentiment.


Finance chief ousted at G.Willi-Food 20 Jul 2017

Andy Coyne

The executive upheaval continues at Israel-based kosher food developer and distributor G. Willi-Food International, where chief financial officer Pavel Buber has been "released" from his position just weeks after the arrival of new CEO Tim Cranko and the departure of president Iram Graiver.


Egypt's Domty points to profit recovery 18 Jul 2017

Simon Harvey

Arabian Food Industries, Egypt's biggest cheese maker, saw profits slump in the second quarter from a year earlier but rebound from a loss in the first three months of 2017.


G. Willi-Food names Tim Cranko as CEO 10 Jul 2017

Katy Askew

Israel-based G. Willi-Food has named Tim Cranko to the post of chief executive.

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