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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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Arla Foods ends distribution agreement with G. Willi-Food 20 Oct 2017

Simon Harvey

Israel's G. Willi-Food International, a distributor of kosher products, has received notice from European dairy giant Arla Foods to end a distribution agreement.


Israel's G.Willi-Food appoints Amir Kaplan as CFO 17 Oct 2017

Andy Coyne

Israel-based G. Willi-Food International has appointed Amir Kaplan as chief financial officer, effective immediately.


Jordan's Kasih targets overseas with UHT hummus 11 Oct 2017

Dean Best

Kasih Food Production Co. is eyeing international markets for a new range of shelf-stable hummus, which will be the first product launched under a new Mediterranean foods brand, Mezete.


Danone's Saudi joint venture in merger talks with rival 9 Oct 2017

Andy Coyne

Al Safi Danone Company (ASD), the Saudi Arabian joint venture involving French food giant Danone, is in merger talks with fellow Saudi dairy firm National Agricultural Development Company (Nadec).


Saudi's Savola Group 'in talks to buy confectioner Sannabel Al-Salam' 2 Oct 2017

Andy Coyne

Saudi Arabia's largest food group Savola has been linked with a US$300m bid to acquire confectionery manufacturer and retailer Sannabel Al-Salam.


Arla organic milk lands in UAE amid Middle East expansion plans 26 Sep 2017

Simon Harvey

Arla Foods has launched a first branded organic milk product in the United Arab Emirates, its first such move in the Middle East.

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