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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...

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

Mondelez strikes Middle East, Africa cheese deal with Arla 13 Dec 2018

Dean Best

Mondelez International and European dairy giant Arla Foods today (13 December) announced a deal over a clutch of the snacks major's cheese assets in the Middle East and Africa.


Egypt's Domty expands production capacity with new bakery line 10 Dec 2018

Simon Harvey

Egypt-based cheese manufacturer Arabian Food Industries (Domty) is investing in a new production line.


EBRD backs Egyptian dairy company Obour Land's growth plans 20 Nov 2018

Andy Coyne

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a US$7m loan to support the expansion plans of an Egyptian dairy producer.


Patanjali Ayurved enters partnership with Abu Dhabi Vegetable Oil Co. 5 Nov 2018

Simon Harvey

Abu Dhabi Vegetable Oil Co. (Advoc) has formed a partnership with Patanjali Ayurved to manufacture a range of cooking oils for the Middle Eastern market.


Kerry Group buys Fleischmann's Vinegar, AATCO Food Industries 25 Oct 2018

Dean Best

Kerry Group, the Ireland-based consumer foods and ingredients supplier, today (25 October) announced acquisitions in the US and the Middle East.


Nestle, Kellogg among signatories to Saudi Arabia's push on healthy foods 26 Sep 2018

Simon Harvey

A clutch of international food giants have signed a voluntary pledge with authorities in Saudi Arabia to cut the sugar, salt and fat content in their products.



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