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Pakistan looks to emerge from India's shadow 7 Aug 2007

In comparison with neighbouring India, Pakistan has attracted much less interest as a development market and investment opportunity for international food conglomerates. However, writes Saeed Akhtar Baloch, in spite of political instability, the nation’s food industry is developing, and represents untapped potential for foreign investors.

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Pakistan importers await clarity on milk powder duty 1 Jun 2017

Pakistan's milk powder importers have told just-food they are unclear whether the country's government will go ahead with budget plans to increase import duty on imported milk powder, opposing such a hike in principle.

FrieslandCampina CEO Roelof Joosten in dairy development talks with Pakistan's PM 7 Feb 2017

The CEO of Dutch dairy giant FrieslandCampina, Roelof Joosten, has held talks with Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif about "possible opportunities" to jointly develop the country's dairy industry.

FrieslandCampina's Hans Laarakker named interim CEO of Engro Foods 20 Dec 2016

FrieslandCampina has named its vice president of M&A, Hans Laarakker, as interim CEO of Engro Foods, the Pakistan dairy company in which the Dutch dairy giant has acquired a 51% majority stake.

Pakistan mulls public-private partnership to boost meat sector 6 Sep 2016

Pakistan's competition watchdog has concluded public-private partnerships should be established in the country's meat sector to address "ineffective" district price and quality monitoring, which it claimed results in high prices and low quality.

FrieslandCampina acquires majority stake in Pakistan’s Engro Foods 4 Jul 2016

FrieslandCampina, the giant Dutch dairy business, has gained a position in central Asia with its acquisition of a majority stake in Engro Foods, Pakistan's second-biggest dairy company, in what is being described as a "defining moment" for the Pakistan dairy industry.

Pakistan dairy Engro Foods Q1 sales down, profits up 20 Apr 2016

Engro Foods, the Pakistan-based dairy company, has reported higher first-quarter profits, although sales came in lower year-on-year.

FrieslandCampina weighing up move for Pakistan's Engro Foods 3 Mar 2016

FrieslandCampina, the Dutch dairy group, is looking into buying a majority stake in Engro Foods, the Pakistan-based dairy company.

Nestle tests pasteurised milk launch in Pakistan 2 Mar 2015

Nestle has confirmed it has started selling pasteurised milk in Pakistan.

PAKISTAN: Tetra Pak opens packaging site in Lahore 17 Mar 2011

Tetra Pak has opened a packaging site in the Pakistani city of Lahore to serve domestic customers and those further afield in the Middle East.

PAKISTAN: Metro to enter wholesale sector 29 Oct 2007

German retail giant Metro will tomorrow (30 October) officially enter Pakistan with the opening of a wholesale centre in the city of Lahore.