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Energy, soft drinks targeted as Saudi Arabia lines up tax on "harmful products" - report 4 Jan 2017

Saudi Arabia is to slap a 50% tax on soft drinks to shore up falling revenues from oil, according to reports.


SAUDI ARABIA: Customs seize 17,000 bottles of smuggled vodka - report 27 May 2014

Customs officials in Saudi Arabia have seized nearly 17,000 bottles of vodka that were being smuggled through the country, according to reports.


S ARABIA: Soft drinks sales to get energy boost - report 8 Apr 2013

Energy drinks will help grow Saudi Arabia's soft drinks market by 8% a year, according to reports.


S ARABIA: Almarai mulls PepsiCo JV stake increase 28 Feb 2012

Almarai has said it is in talks with PepsiCo to increase its stake in the joint-venture it formed with the US soft drinks firm in 2009.


DUBAI: Aujan Industries to hit US$1bn sales by 2012 - report 21 Feb 2011

Dubai-based drinks firm Aujan Industries has said that it is on-track to meet its US$1bn sales target by 2012, according to a local report.