United Arab Emirates

Arabian Can Industry joins Empac

Arabian Can Industry joins Empac

By Jenny Eagle

Arabian Can Industry has joined Empac, European Metal Packaging association as its second international associate member.

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.

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’. 

HGCA UK milling wheat classification: The UK export market was small and disjointed before, says export manager

UK milling wheat exports on the up, says HGCA

By Nicola Cottam

Support for UK milling wheat is growing as disclosures about quality, consistency and integrity spread, particularly across North Africa and the Middle East, says the export manager of the UK’s Home Grown Cereals Authority (HGCA).

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.

Genius moved into the UAE this year as part of an ambitious international expansion strategy to hit on global gluten-free opportunities

Genius ‘suitably busy’ amid global expansion

By Kacey Culliney

Gluten-free major Genuis is suitably busy with an ambitious international expansion plan as it moves into the United Arab Emirates (UAE), its commercial director says.

Hotpack Packaging

SPECIAL EDITION: ACTIVE, SMART & INTELLIGENT PACKAGING

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

SPECIAL EDITION - SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING

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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