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The Almarai plant at Al Kharj.

Almarai gets $100m EBRD loan

By Jim Cornall

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has given a $100m loan to Saudi Arabian dairy company Almarai.

Jordan signs on to Nestlé’s Healthy Kids programme

Jordan signs on to Nestlé’s Healthy Kids programme

By Eliot Beer

Jordan’s Royal Health Awareness Society will implement Nestlé’s “Ajyal Salima” or Healthy Kids programme, which promotes nutrition and health education to children, the firm announced.

The Arab market is a reliable, trusted, long-term trading partner for Australian agriculture that is sometimes overlooked,

MENA’s Aussie meat imports soar 11% in a year

By Niamh Michail

Australia’s meat exports to the Middle East are booming, up 11% year-on-year in 2014-15 and up 5% in the first six months of this fiscal year alone, according to the Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The company has cut water withdrawal by 42% from 2009 to 2014, it said

Nestlé ME unveils social responsibility targets

By Eliot Beer

Nestlé has released its first corporate accountability report for the region, and promises to cut waste, improve children’s health and reduce salt and sugar in its products.

The goal is to lift the beef embargo - and to establish a partnership in the poultry sector

Saudi inspectors praise Brazil beef plants

By Eliot Beer

A Saudi delegation complimented Brazilian beef facilities this month after a long-awaited inspection, the clearest indication yet that the kingdom will lift its import ban.

“We strongly believe that this is a consumer need, that we provide our products to consumers, despite difficult conditions,

Regional conflicts cost Nestlé $220m

By Eliot Beer

Nestlé Middle East has lost around US$220m in the last three years due to regional conflicts, but insists it will not withdraw from troubled markets.

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