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The Impact of the 2018 Value Added Tax on the Food and Drinks Industry Investments in UAE and Saudi Arabia

by November 30th, 2016

Expected introduction of VAT in 2018 in 6 countries of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) which includes UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, and Qatar, comes as a response to low oil prices and Governments seeking to diversify sources of revenue. According to Euromonitor International’s Industry Forecast Model (IFM), value added tax will have significantly different […]

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The Intangible Appeal of “Natural”: Growing Consumer Interest in an Unregulated Product Label

by November 25th, 2016

In recent years, brands and retailers have been scrambling to meet growing consumer desires for “green” product features, such as organic, recyclable, fair trade, and sustainably produced. Driving these desires is an increased awareness of ingredients in various products, accompanied by firm opinions about what ingredients or characteristics may or may not harm an individual […]

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PLMA Show 2016 Beverages Recap

by November 18th, 2016

The PLMA (Private Label Manufacturers Association) hosted its Private Label Trade Show from 13-15 November this year in Rosemont, Illinois. Over 1,300 exhibitors from 40 countries representing the global alcoholic drinks, beauty and personal care, consumer health, home care, hot drinks, packaged food, pet care, soft drinks, and tissue and hygiene industries were present to […]

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Gluten-Free Fast Becoming New Industry Standard in Baked Goods, with High Fibre One to Watch

by November 16th, 2016

The main pressures facing bakery over the last year are not dissimilar from those facing the wider food industry. The rising popularity of low-carb diets such as Atkin’s and Paleo in advanced countries and the reduction in waste and lifting of subsidies in emerging markets have taken their toll on the global baked goods market. […]

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