Middle East & Africa

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Latest Middle East & Africa Analysis

Company Trend Analysis - Fast-Food Giant Eyes Middle East Expansion - APR 2018

We continue to see foodservice operators expand in the Middle East as economic recovery leads to a boost in consumer spending, with Wendy's the latest to expand its footprint in the UAE through franchise operator Alghanim Industries. Robust growth in restaurant and hotels spending and a large middle-income segment make GCC markets, especially favourable for foodservices, with Qatar and Saudi...

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Company Trend Analysis - Heineken Goes Local To Target Weak Consumer - MAR 2018

Heineken is expanding its presence in the SSA region through its latest investment in building a brewery in Mozambique that will be operational in 2019. Mozambique scores poorly in our Risk/Reward Index for the potential of the beer industry, with a weak consumer profile unable to spend strongly on a per capita basis. However, its strong logistics development is attractive for Heineken as it...

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Company Trend Analysis - Coca-Cola Pushes Stevia-Sweetened Soda To Evade Sugar Taxes - FEB 2018

As the healthification trend continues across developed markets, beverage manufacturers are responding by launching new products with lower sugar or calorie content while also diversifying their drinks portfolio. Coca-Cola is the latest company stepping up its efforts to diversify its portfolio by launching 'Coca-Cola Stevia No Sugar', sweetened only with the stevia leaf as the company responds...

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