Danish-headquartered dairy giant Arla said it quickly reshaped the business disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic to meet the spike in home consumption and high demand for trusted household dairy products while offsetting negative impacts in other sectors.
UAE firms, Global Food Industries (GFI) and International Beverage and Filling Industries (IBFI) which are part of the Albatha Group have set a five-year-plan as it look to double the food and beverage business locally and regionally.
Researchers have consolidated the glycaemic index (GI) of 940 common Asian and Middle Eastern food items such as nasi lemak, chapati, dim sum, dates and habba hamra in a review article published in the Nutrition and Diabetes journal.
A study by researchers from Saudi Arabia, Egypt and China has found that the levels of iron, chromium, cadmium and nickel in fish caught from the Red Sea exceeded the levels recommended by various authorities such as the EU, FAO, and WHO.
Ulusoy Un Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S. – one of Turkey’s largest flour millers and grain traders – has received a cash injection from an EBRD and TSKB co-financing programme, created in 2016 to improve and simplify access to finance for small- to medium-sized...
United Foods Company, an UAE-based manufacturer and distributor of edible oils, fats and frozen foods, has outlined plans to expand its beverage portfolio this year in an exclusive interview with FoodNavigator-Asia.
South Korean direct-selling company Atomy, which sells health supplements, personal care and household items, is on an expansion spree and is set to enter New Zealand in March, and later in Turkey and the UK.
Confectionery giant Mars Wrigley has revealed that it will be taking a ‘present forward, future back’ strategy to increasing its presence in markets it has classified as ‘Global Emerging Markets (GEM)’ after a recent structural reorganisation to form...
More studies are emerging of food products as a potential carrier for SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus causing COVID-19, according to new review of the research, but there is no evidence of it leading to transmissions.
Early warnings of Yemen potentially facing the world’s first famine in the next decade, and Lebanon and Syria experiencing deterioration of their food insecurity situation, have been revealed in a report by FAO and WFP.
Production innovation is a growing area of focus for UAE-based Al Ain Farms, with the firm exploring new products, recipes, and formats, revealed CEO Willem van Walt Meijer, who has signalled a step change in approach to new business development.
A recent report issued by the Business Registration & Licensing (BRL) sector of Dubai Economy said that the Emirate of Dubai has 583 local and international companies engaged in dairy production and industry such as yogurt; natural butter; cheese;...
SIG Combibloc has signed an agreement to take full ownership of its Middle East & Africa joint venture SIG Combibloc Obeikan by acquiring the 50% shareholding of its partner Obeikan Investment Group (OIG) in the two JV companies.
ChromaDex has launched its nicotinamide riboside (NR) supplement, TRU NIAGEN, in stick packs in Hong Kong as it seeks to cater to the nutritional needs of active individuals, beyond its traditional healthy ageing customer base.
Confectionery giant Mars GCC has entered the premium chocolate market in the Middle East region with its Galaxy Kenz offerings, with the firm hoping to eat in to the market share enjoyed by the likes of Lindt and Godiva.
Nation’s need to better secure local and regional food production, especially in light of the Covid-19-related supply chain disruptions, if they are going to tap into the booming halal opportunities in the Middle East and Asia.
TRUFF – best known for its luxury truffle-infused hot sauce – has expanded into the premium pasta sauce category, an area of the store co-founder Nick Ajluni feels is a natural evolution for the fast-growing brand, which has registered triple-digit sales...
The Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) is stepping up its programme to attract food-tech companies that are developing solutions across ‘land, sea and space’ to the region. ADIO Director General His Excellency Dr Tariq Bin Hendi tells FoodNavigator that...
The international team behind a new global analysis caution that highly variable childhood nutrition may lead to stunted growth and a rise in childhood obesity— factors that could affect a child's health their entire life.
Saudi Arabian dairy company Almarai said it is the first brand in the world to obtain a Pandemic Prepared Certification from AIB International due to its application of best practices for food safety in times of epidemics.
The plant-based food trend is booming in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, but one Middle East industry expert predicts the Gulf will be the next boom market on the back of heightened consumer education and policy measures.
The Nobel Peace Prize 2020 has been awarded to the World Food Programme for its efforts to combat hunger. FoodNavigator catches up with WFP supply chain expert John Crisci to find out what the prize means to the UN agency.
Qatari dairy firm Baladna is working with the Malaysian government to help it establish dairy self-sufficiency similar to what it has achieved in its homeland, with the firm’s CEO saying that there are parallels to be drawn between both countries in this...
In Africa, naturally fermented camel milk sold by farmers at local markets often contain disease-causing microorganisms. Now, researchers have isolated ‘new’ strains of lactic acid bacteria they say can make the milk safer.