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One quarter of consumers in Saudi Arabia look to avoid gluten

By Gill Hyslop

Research shows that the gluten-free trend that is well established in Saudi Arabia, with around one quarter of consumers claiming to eliminate gluten from their diet, writes Mike Hughes, director of Insights for FMCG Gurus.

Saudi must look east for grains

Saudi must look east for grains

By RJ Whitehead

The contribution of agriculture to Saudi Arabia’s gross domestic product was last measured at 2.49% in 2010, according to the World Bank. Moreover, it is set to drop even lower once the country’s cultivation of wheat is phased out by 2016.

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Hotpack Packaging opens $27.2m facility in Dubai

By Jenny EAGLE

Hotpack Packaging Industries, a UAE-based producer and wholesaler of disposable food packaging materials, has opened a $27.2m manufacturing and logistics unit in Dubai.

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.

Tetra Pak deal for new filling line

Tetra Pak deal for new filling line

Tetra Pak have signed a $2.5m (€1.9m) deal for a Saudi Arabian juice manufacturer to install and test the world’s first high speed Tetra Prisma Aseptic 200 sq filling line.

Investment in sustainable packaging essential, says study


Investment in sustainable packaging essential, says study

By Rory Harrington

Producers must ensure packaging is more sustainable as customers remain convinced that food packing is excessive and are altering their consumption patterns as a result, warns research from Datamonitor.


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