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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...

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...

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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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Israel food major Tnuva backs new foodtech incubator 13 Sep 2019

Andy Coyne

Tnuva, Israel's largest food manufacturer, is one of the names behind a new foodtech initiative in its home market.


Israel-based 3D printer protein firm Redefine Meat backed by PHW-Gruppe 12 Sep 2019

Andy Coyne

Israel's Redefine Meat, a start-up which has developed 3D plant-based 'meat' printing technology, has received funding from a consortium including a major European meat business.


G. Willi-Food's proposed acquisitions fall through 9 Sep 2019

Dean Best

Israel-based, US-listed food group G. Willi-Food has issued another update on two proposed investments into companies in its home market.


Domty boosts bakery capabilities with third production line 5 Aug 2019

Simon Harvey

Egypt's Arabian Food Industries is installing another new bakery line after entering the baked-goods category last year.


Turkish confectioner Toren backed by banking duo 24 Jul 2019

Andy Coyne

Tören Gida, the Turkish confectionery group, has revealed plans linked to production and exports after being backed by two banks.


Amir Kaplan resigns as G. Willi-Food CFO 19 Jul 2019

Dean Best

A senior executive at Israel-based, US-listed food company G. Willi-Food International is to leave the business.



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