All news articles for January 2016

The Middle East is one of Del Monte’s fastest-growing global markets, with regional revenues up 5.5% to US$140m for the third quarter of 2015.

Del Monte eyes KSA and Jordan farms

By Eliot Beer

Del Monte is planning to acquire farms in Saudi Arabia and Jordan, to add to its current UAE and Turkey sites, and is planning new regional product launches at Gulfood.

Paul Wilkinson unwrapped four surprises of the food manufacturing year

Business Leaders’ Forum

Four food and drink industry surprises of 2015

By Michael Stones

A shift in power from retailers to their suppliers, leading to a better year than expected, was one of four key surprises that shaped the UK food and drink industry last year, Paul Wilkson, chair of the Food Manufacture Group Business Leaders’ Forum told...

“Where there is a price difference, you are paying for the extra care organic farmers place in the environment and on animal welfare, Soil Association policy director Peter Melchett said

UK shoppers pay 89% more for organic food: survey

By Eliot Beer

UK consumers are paying an 89% premium for organic products at the major supermarkets, according to a survey, while more than half of organic shoppers think they pay too much.

“Coffee is more than just a drink in the Middle East, it is an inherent part of the culture, a leisure pastime and business pre-requisite,” said Trixie LohMirmand, senior vice president for exhibitions and events at Dubai World Trade Centre.

Coffee boom brewing at Gulfood

By Eliot Beer

Next month’s Gulfood will have a distinct coffee flavour, as the booming regional coffee sector hits around US$6.5bn – or 8% of the global coffee market.

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