The Netherlands: joint venture of Royal FrieslandCampina and Arabian Food Industries

The Holland headquartered dairy cooperative Royal FrieslandCampina and the Arabian Food industries Company (Domty) have signed a joint venture agreement that will focus on the export of cheese to Africa and the Middle East. Arabian Food Industries is one of the biggest cheese manufacturers in Egypt, with its market leader cheese brand Domty. Established in 1989, it now has a total turnover of over 100 million euro, in white cheese (feta type), mozzarella, cream cheese, aside from fruit juices and bakery products. Through the years, it has been expanded its market reach within Egypt and its export operations in the Middle East and the Gulf region. Royal FrieslandCampina’s brands, Frico and Kroon, have been market leaders in hard/semi-hard cheese in several North African countries for decades. The cooperation with Domty will allow FrieslandCampina to enter bigger, more affordable and faster-growing cheese categories and better serve consumers across their breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacking occasions, according Royal FrieslandCampina. Royal FrieslandCampina will hold a 51 per cent interest in the joint venture and Domty, 49 per cent.

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