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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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Turkish snack firm Peyman to invest in production 8 Jun 2017

Dean Best

Turkey-based dried fruit, nuts and seeds producer Peyman Kuruyemis is said to be planning to set up a new production plant.

Divine Chocolate enters Turkey, nears China launch 5 Jun 2017

Dean Best

Divine Chocolate, the UK-based ethical chocolate maker, has added Turkey to its roster of international markets - and is set to enter China as part of a fresh push in Asia.

Chocolatier Patchi building Dubai production plant 1 Jun 2017

John Shepherd

Lebanon-based chocolatier Patchi has broken ground on a new manufacturing facility in Dubai that will also serve as the company's headquarters for sales and marketing in the Gulf region.

Strauss Group Q1 profits up despite Sabra recall 30 May 2017

Dean Best

Israel-based food and beverage business Strauss Group has reported higher first-quarter sales and profits despite the impact of a recall at its Sabra US dips business in November.

Willi-Food reports mixed first-quarter results 26 May 2017

John Shepherd

Israel-based food group G. Willi-Food yesterday (25 May) booked a 9.3% fall in first-quarter net profit over the year-ago period but reported its sales inched upwards.

Amira indicates sales recovery in H2 24 May 2017

Dean Best

UAE-based, US-listed rice supplier Amira Nature Foods has claimed "an improved performance" during the second half of its financial year, reporting a return to sales growth.

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