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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...

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...

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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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Maple Leaf CEO Michael McCain hits out at US over Iran crisis 13 Jan 2020

Dean Best

In a series of tweets, Michael McCain, the CEO of Canada-based food major Maple Leaf Foods, has taken aim at the US government over the tensions with Iran.


Saudi group Almarai promotes Majed Nofal to CEO 9 Dec 2019

Dean Best

Almarai, the Saudi Arabia-based food manufacturer, has appointed a new CEO, with a company executive promoted to the helm.


BRF eyes construction of chicken plant in Saudi Arabia 29 Oct 2019

Simon Harvey

Brazilian meat processor BRF has entered a non-binding agreement with Saudi Arabian authorities to build a chicken products plant.


Qatar dairy group Baladna prices public share offering 29 Oct 2019

Simon Harvey

Baladna Food Industries, a Qatar-based business that built a dairy farm in the desert north of Doha, has revealed details of its initial public share offering.


Russia's Efko enters production JV with Egypt's United Oil 25 Oct 2019

Andy Coyne

Russian food group Efko has signed an agreement of intent with an Egyptian peer to produce vegetable oil in the Middle Eastern country.


Future Meat raises millions of dollars for lab-grown development 10 Oct 2019

Andy Coyne

Future Meat Technologies, an Israel-based start-up specialising in lab-grown meat, has raised millions of dollars in a Series A funding round.



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