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Room For Growth Across Soft Drinks

As the region's largest economy by some distance, it is no surprise that Saudi Arabia's soft drinks industry is also the Gulf region's largest in volume terms. By volume, we believe that it accounts...

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Nestlé Invests In Future Growth

Nestlé Pakistan has completed a new factory in Sheikupura, the latest in a succession of expansion projects that have totalled more than US$148mn in investment in the country over the last two...

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Soft Drinks Sales Set To Grow

In per capita terms, consumption of soft drinks in the UAE are forecast to increase from an expected 355 litres in 2012 to 390 litres in 2017. By our definition, the soft drinks category includes...

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Coca-Cola Middle East FMCG Sector Deal

The recent formation of two beverage companies in Saudi Arabia, Aujan Coca-Cola Beverages Company and Rani Refreshments, seals the largest ever investment made by a multinational firm in the Middle...

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Elevated Inflation A Concern

Iran's food and drink sector has not attracted as much investment as some regional markets from regional multinationals such as Carrefour MAF over the past few years. Investing significant sums is...

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Water And Juices Leading The Way

Bottled water and fruit juice consumption really took off over 2002-2010, driven by rising income. Between them, water and fruit juices accounted for about two-thirds of the industry and we would...

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