Africa has the greatest potential for growth in food consumption over the next 25 years, according to a report, as the continent’s young demographic and lower-than-average calorie consumption provides huge export potential.
The acquisition of the fruit processing and flavour’s unit of Egyptian firm Delta Aromatic will help ingredients giant Döhler Group’s bid to expand into ‘dynamic’ African and Middle Eastern markets, says the firm.
Young, self-confident and increasingly wealthy populations in North Africa and the Middle East offer big opportunities for food and beverage firms – but there are risks too, according to ingredient company Wild GmbH.
Exploiting expected growth opportunities in the Middle East and Africa, AB Enzymes reports it has initiated a tie-up with one of the main distributors in the region – Orkila - to aid its penetration into the bakery, beverage and food specialities markets.
Flavourings supplier Symrise claims it is now in a leading position for serving local clients in bakery and confectionery goods in the Middle East after establishing its own manufacturing site in Dubai.
German flour improvers specialist Muhlenchemie has many years' experience in the fast-growing bakery markets of Africa and the Middle East - but each country and bread-eating culture requires a slightly different approach.
The emergence of more small to medium size food manufacturers in Algeria has led National Starch Food Innovation (NSFI) to appoint a local distributor, so it can better meet their needs for smaller orders and reactivity.