22-Nov-2013 - Food and beverage companies must take note of the growing awareness of diabetes in the Middle East if they want to truly tap the market to its full potential.
Low/non-alcoholic beer is the fastest growing beer category of the past five years, with a 7% volume CAGR, although off a low base, according to a Euromonitor International analysis.
The Middle East water shortage is fast reaching crippling proportions — killing the dream of self-sufficiency in food production.
Breaking into the food and beverage market can be a challenge for many start-up companies, leading many businesses to either sink without a trace or opt for the franchise market rather than set up from scratch.
Food security in the Middle East could be under threat due to continuing political instability in the region, according to a report from Chatham House, also known as the Royal Institute of International Affairs.
The first Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) is set to take place in Abu Dhabi early next year, aiming to turn the spotlight on the future of agriculture in the region.
Nestlé has invested CHF9.9m (Swiss francs) to expand production at one of its manufacturing sites, in Turkey, creating 100 jobs.