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Why Yofix investments highlight dairy-free shift

The backing for Israeli dairy-free start-up Yofix Investments by two major European dairy companies shows a key macro trend could become a c...

Is 3D printing the future for meat alternatives?

Andy Coyne looks at 3D printing technology and considers its ramifications for the meat - and meat-alternative - industries....

What are the prospects for cultured meat?

Cultured meat – also known as 'clean meat' or 'slaughter-free meat' – is gaining traction. But challenges remain on sc...

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...

Latest Interviews

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. 

Latest News

BRF enters deal for Joody Al Sharqiya Food Production Factory in Saudi Arabia 11 May 2020

Simon Harvey

Brazilian meat processor BRF said its indirectly-owned subsidiary Badi Ltd. has struck a deal to acquire a factory in Saudi Arabia.


Abu Dhabi invests big in vertical farming initiatives 20 Apr 2020

Andy Coyne

The government of a United Arab Emirates state has announced it is backing four vertical farming initiatives to the tune of US$100m.


Saudi Arabia's Almarai to foster poultry expansion 9 Apr 2020

Simon Harvey

Almarai, the Saudi Arabia-based food and drinks business, plans to expand its poultry capacity with a multi-million dollar investment.


Yildiz Holding's Turkish confectionery unit Ulker gets EBRD funding 6 Apr 2020

Simon Harvey

Ülker Bisküvi, the Turkish confectionery business owned by Yildiz Holding, has signed a new loan agreement to repay debt and fund investment.


Almarai eyes Jordan and Egypt expansion following new EBRD loan 19 Feb 2020

Andy Coyne

Almarai, the Saudi Arabia-based food firm, has received a US$100m loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and is eyeing expansion in two markets.


Two BRF plants suspended by Saudi Arabia in connection with Trapaca case 17 Feb 2020

Simon Harvey

Meat giant BRF said a Middle Eastern country has temporarily blocked chicken imports from two of its sites in Brazil.



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