Consumer interest in sugar and calorie reduction is growing in the Middle East, but manufacturers are faced with the double challenge of maintaining sweetness and compensating for the loss of mouthfeel.
Bunge Loders Croklaan has launched its clean label and ‘healthier’ version of cocoa butter replacer for the confectionery industry, in an attempt to capitalise on demand for more healthy options in the Middle East.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is implementing the Value Chains Competitiveness Programme, which aims at enhancing competitiveness of small and medium enterprises in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia.
The flagship dairy project of the Sultanate of Oman, Mazoon Dairy Company, has launched its first fresh milk and dairy products nationwide as it seeks to boost local self-sufficiency and meet rising demand.
Indian fresh produce specialist e-commerce platform FreshToHome is confident that private labelling and high quality are key new trends for the local online shopping scene, driving them to cut out the middle men and go direct-to-producer.