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ADM finalises Chamtor deal

By Nathan Gray

Agri-food giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has confirmed the acquisition of French sweetener and starch producer Chamtor for an undisclosed fee.

Middle Eastern countries imported 4.4 thousand tons of confectionery from Brazil in 2013, but there's still big potential for growth, says ABICAB

Brazil sweet on Arabic markets

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Currently the Middle East represents just over 3% of Brazilian confectionery exports, but potential far exceeds that, according to Brazil's industry trade association.

Companies are looking for growth in new markets

Eyeing new horizons in North Africa and the Middle East

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

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.

GEA notes demand from African start-ups for lolly machinery

GEA notes demand from African start-ups for lolly machinery

By Jane Byrne

Specific taste preferences and lower volume needs are factors behind the hike in demand from small confectionery producers in developing countries, particularly in the African region, for mid-range versions of established machinery, notes GEA.

Arla targets Algeria

Arla targets Algeria

By staff reporter

Arla Foods is looking to expand its milk powder business in
Algeria, in the dairy giant's latest push to gain a foothold in
emerging dairy markets.