Middle East

SIG Combibloc expands its combisafe carton pack across Germany

'Africa will be one of the emerging markets to watch out for'

SIG Combibloc expands its combisafe carton pack across Germany

By Jenny Eagle

SIG Combibloc has entered Germany with its combisafe retortable cartons for Organic vegetables and pulses at Aldi Süd and its three ‘Bio Sonne’ brand vegetable, filled by food manufacturer Jütro, being sold for the first time in 440ml packs.

Dubai is a good central location to ship snacks across the globe, says United Products

Dispatches: ISM/ProSweets 2015

United Products to drive Middle East snacks into Europe

By Kacey Culliney

Dubai-made Signature Snacks have plenty of expansion potential in Europe thanks to favorable labor costs and a central global location, says distributor United Products.

Al Rashed

Gulfood Manufacturing 2014 special edition

Mecatherm wins Al Rashed bakery partnership

By Jenny Eagle

Mecatherm has installed two production lines for Al Rashed bakery, which supplies products to McDonald's, Burger King and Hardees, as well as having its own retail brand, Yaumi.

Tomra ,Genius 640 sorter, dates, MENA

Live from Gulfood Manufacturing 2014

Tomra modifies its camera tech and software for sorting dates in MENA

By Jenny Eagle

Tomra has developed its camera technology and software to modify its Genius 640 3-way sorter with two rejector streams for dates in MENA because ‘the industry wants different sizes, below and above a certain size so they all look the same in a package’. 

Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe) QSR inclusions expansion

Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe) to move to bigger premises

By Jenny Eagle

Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe) has invested in a €300,000 Yamato multihead check weigher, which can operate up to 100 bags per minute, to meet increasing demand for inclusions in products such as ice cream, desserts, cookies and donuts.

Morrocan style flavors picture credit: Moroccanhospitality.com

Developing western snacks with an ‘Arabic’ spin on them

tna sees Middle East as fastest growing market

By Jenny Eagle

The Middle East is the fastest growing market, in terms of business growth for tna, according to Michael Green, managing director, tna Australia.

Gluten-free in the Middle East is about 5-6 years behind Europe but has favorable demographics and is growing

Middle East: The next gluten-free boom?

By Kacey Culliney

 The Middle East gluten-free market is nascent but brimming with potential thanks to a young and wealthy consumer base increasingly interested in health and wellness, market experts say.

Pringles has doubled, even tripled, some of the scale that Kellogg's has in some emerging markets, its CEO says

Kellogg CEO: We integrated Pringles flawlessly

By Kacey Culliney

The acquisition of Pringles back in 2012 has tripled the scale of Kellogg in some emerging markets – completely changing the nature of business, its CEO says.

Mondelez GCC sales director John Stephenson (centre) meets JV partners Khaled S. Olayan (left) and Salah Algosaibi (right)

Mondelez eyes Saudi expansion with new JV

By Oliver Nieburg

Cadbury owner Mondelez International has entered a joint venture to expand distribution in Saudi Arabia, which it calls an “important and strategic market” in the region.

Tomra's hyperspectral imaging sorter has been tested by nut manufacturers

Tomra sorter defies gravity

By Rod Addy

Nut, fruit and vegetable processors have a new weapon in their quality control arsenal in the form of Tomra Sorting Solutions’ Best Nimbus N sorter, which can sort products in free fall.

TNA: Egypt and Saudi markets growing exponentially

TNA: Egypt and Saudi markets growing exponentially

By Rod Addy

The Egypt and Saudi markets for bespoke integrated food processing systems are growing “exponentially” despite political instability in Egypt, according to packaging solutions provider TNA.

VSI's new factory can even make triple-layered bars

Dutch bar manufacturer VSI opens third factory

By Rod Addy

Dutch non-branded bar manufacturer VSI has begun operations at a €10m plant in Leerdam, Holland, which incorporates a research and development (R&D) centre and has the capacity to make triple-layered bars.


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