Demographic changes and the increasing health challenges seen in Saudi Arabia will provide new opportunities for food and beverage growth, but firms have been warned that brand loyalty may be a thing of the past.
Dubai-based International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF) will exchange its knowledge, expertise and develop mechanisms for technical work with two other agencies, in order to promote the global halal trade.
Start small, think big: That’s the key advice for food firms and their suppliers which are seeking to digitise and automate their factories, according to Saudi food and beverage packaging firm Obeikan.
Iran’s export to Iraq, including food products, grew by 30% in the last seven months, the Iran-Iraq Chamber of Commerce announced last week. Trade ties is set to deepen, despite US sanctions against Iran.