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Starbucks Brings Back Summer Favorite S'mores Frappuccino on Popular Demand

(Abu Dhabi and Dubai, UAE –June 22, 2017) – Starbucks’ summer favorite S’mores Frappuccino is back on popular demand in the MENA region, following its successful introduction in the summer of 2016.   The S’mores Frappuccino® is a delicious fusion of sweet, chocolatey, and creamy elements:  marshmallow-infused whipped cream and milk chocolate sauce, blended with the traditional Frappuccino® base of coffee, milk, and ice, all topped with some more marshmallow-infused whipped cream and finished off with a graham cracker crumble- that’s sure to leave you smiling!   Complementing the release of the S’mores Frappuccino® this season, is the all-new Mango Strawberry Yoghurt Frappuccino that offers the sweetness of mango and  strawberry perfectly balanced with a hint of ......read more

New destination for Godiva lovers

Dubai, UAE, June 21, 2017:  Every piece of Godiva chocolate tells a story of love and taste, this Belgian brand is always on the top of the fine chocolates list with its inspiring, innovative and classic flavors, and by its different and appealing style. Godiva continues in creating love stories with all the passion and experience of the best chocolate chefs and creators. And now the chocolate lovers can discover the real Godiva Chocolate in a cone! Chocolate and vanilla ice cream in a waffle cone is a heaven inspired by the famous Belgian chocolate to let you live a real chocolate moment and unforgettable experience. Based on the success of Godiva chocolate shops and boutiques in the UAE, the famous chocolate brand has decided to expand its presence and open a new branch in Deira City Center. Visitors of this mall will have a ......read more

Sadia Reminds Families to Cook Less and Waste Less this Ramadan

Regional #CookLess campaign reaches out to millions to promote responsible consumption Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 12 June 2017:  According to a study by EcoMENA, the regional sustainability platform, it is estimated that 25 percent of food prepared in homes during the month of Ramadan goes to waste. Sadia, the most preferred chicken brand in the region, has launched a campaign to raise awareness about this issue and encourage households throughout the region to cook less during the holy month and beyond.  The campaign intends to spark positive conversations around the benefits of cooking responsibly and highlights the fact that less quantity does not compromise taste, quality, or enjoyment of family occasions.  The campaign film highlights how one family makes a dramatic change to its traditional Iftaar ......read more

Nourish your Family's Suhoor with Whole Grain this Ramadan

Dubai, UAE, June 11, 2017:  Suhoor, an important meal during the fasting period, provides strength and vitality to the body as it is the primary source of energy before fasting for 8-10 hours a day.  At Suhoor it is crucial to include food items from at least three of the four food groups (Whole Grain Bread & Cereals, Meat & Legumes, Fruits and Vegetables, Milk & Dairy Products). An example of a balanced and nourishing Suhoor can be a bowl of whole grain breakfast cereals with milk and a fruit or a glass of milk with a cheese and sliced vegetables sandwich and a fruit for example. Whole grains as a rich source of fiber, take longer time to digest, sustaining energy levels longer for the fasting day ahead. Whole grains not only are high in fiber, but they are also rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals ......read more

Infographic: Issues Related to Food Wastage

Dubai, 8th June 2017:  A recent YouGov study focused on issues related to food wastage has found that the top source of food wastage in the UAE, Egypt and Saudi Arabia is left over or discarded food in a restaurant (32%), followed by extra food cooked for celebrations that gets thrown away (30%). A total of 1844 YouGov panelists were surveyed across UAE (559), KSA (580), and Egypt (705). 

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Break your fast the Neapolitan way with 800 DEGREES PIZZERIA

800 DEGREES PIZZERIA presents its Iftar meal offers throughout the holy month of Ramadan 800 DEGREES provides a set of specialty meals for the family at its branches across Dubai along with complementary dates and water 800 DEGREES will also be providing home delivery from its outlets from 11:00am to 04:00am from its branches at Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Me’aisem, and Dubai Marina Park Island, and from 11:00am to 2:00am from Burjuman and City Centre Deira specially for Ramadan Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5 June, 2017:  800 DEGREES PIZZERIA introduces its Iftar dinner meals for the holy month of Ramadan. With specially discounted meals available at select outlets during the blessed month, 800 DEGREES will be providing complementary water and dates to sweeten one’s Iftari. 800 DEGREES will also be ......read more

Iftars With a Cause from Talabat

Dubai, UAE, June 5, 2017:  Throughout the Holy Month, Talabat is recognizing the ways in which Ramadan unites us all. A melting pot of cultures and cuisines, there is no better time to celebrate the diversity of the UAE than during Ramadan.  Join Talabat in celebrating this diversity through the range of Iftar offerings and delivery deals it is offering throughout this month.  #IftarWithTalabat Offerings:  In the spirit of giving, Talabat is encouraging people to donate to those in need this Holy Month. Collaborating with select restaurant partners, consumers will have the chance to donate AED 10 to the Emirates Red Crescent  when ordering from special set Iftar menus on Talabat which will include starters, salad, a main course and delicious desserts.   A diverse range of restaurant partners will ......read more

This Ramadan, feast together at Wagamama

A soulful spread of goodness awaits! Dubai, UAE, June 3, 2017:  wagamama’s special plans for Ramadan,help guests celebrate a joyous Iftar with friends and family.  Whether one eats in the restaurant or take the delicious food home, sharingwagamama’s soulful food is sure to rejuvenate and bring everyone together. The Iftarfeastingset menu,made up of wagamama signature dishes, is perfect for breaking the day’s fast, with something for everyone to enjoy.  wagamama’s dishes are light, nutritious and packed with flavour, made to order from the freshest ingredients. Each generous plate is ideal for sharing with family and friends. Feast on the aromas coming from each dish and relish the vibrant colours and spicy flavours. The feasting menu is available for between four and ten guests and costsAED ......read more

AlJeel Capital expands its presence in the UAE's F&B Sector

AlJeel Capital, a private institutional investment house based in Dubai, announces the launch of 7 additional Nova branches this year Originally launched in 2016, Nova Sweets and Café serves innovative sweet and savory crępes along with other freshly made deserts Commenting on the announcement, Firas Hurieh, CEO at AlJeel Capital, said “We aim to have our brand present in each of the 7 Emirates and cement ourselves as a UAE home grown brand” Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 10, 2017:  AlJeel Capital, a private institutional investment house based in Dubai, announces the launch of 7 additional Nova branches this year focusing on adding value to the UAE’s Food & Beverage sector. The home-grown Food & Beverage concept, originally launched in 2016 in Dubai and Al Ain serves innovative sweet and ......read more

Get with the Waffle burger trend at ICONS© Coffee Couture

ICONS© Coffee Couture innovates its savoury Waffle Burger in eight different flavours freshly made in stores The healthy, savoury waffles are available at all ICONS© stores across Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Alain and Ras Al Khaimah and is soon to launch in all Qatar outlets as well!  The Coffee Shop ‘Plus’ experience includes a new table menu which also houses freshly made juices, potato buns and German breakfast platters and goes along with the upgrade to the Coffee Shop, ‘Plus’ experience  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 May, 2017:  ICONS© Coffee Couture, a fashionable lifestyle coffee chain with German heritage, presents its all new food collection, starring the savory ICONS© Waffle Burger. The lifestyle chain is transitioning to freshly produced food in store with ......read more

Review: Godiva

Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is welcomed and celebrated wholeheartedly in the UAE. During this month family and friends are central focus. Meeting and spending quality time with them. Gifting is but natural. I believe chocolates are the best gift on such occasions.  Now that were mentioned chocolates, "Godiva" tops the chart! Godiva has  4 stores in Dubai. All the outlets in Dubai are elegant and sophisticated, I love every detail about it. The staff is very attentive.  After having fasted for the greater part of the day, we all like to indulge in something sweet, you will not be disappointed to visit Godiva with family/friends for some scrumptious ice-creams, cakes, waffles, crepes, fondue, milkshakes, juices or an extensive options from  teas and coffees. ......read more

Al Meera welcomes MEC initiative with extended operating hours at most of its branches across Qatar

Announcing the introduction of another 24-hour operating store in the country Doha, Qatar – 28 May 2017:  In response to the Ministry of Economy and Commerce’s (MEC) call on shopping centers to adjust their operating hours during the Holy month of Ramadan, to further cater to the needs of consumers, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.S.C) has arranged to extend the operating hours – till after midnight – in most of the Company’s branches, in addition to turning its shopping center in Al Mansoura into Al Meera’s second 24-hour operating branch (following the Legtaifiya branch) in Qatar. Al Meera’s latest arrangement comes in appreciation of the Ministry’s role in protecting consumers and enhancing their experiences at commercial venues, and as direct support from the ......read more

Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers welcomes Ramadan with scrumptious Ramadan buffet at Ashiana

Dubai, UAE, May 28, 2017:  Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers invites guests to enjoy a special Ramadan buffet all during the month of Ramadan at Ashiana, the quintessential Indian eatery.  To commemorate the spirit of the Holy month, Executive Chef Vipin Kala has specially curated five unique Ramadan buffet menus featuring the finest flavours of authentic Indian dishes, with a modern flair. Each buffet spread features appetisers such as Chicken Tikka, Mutton Kanati, Seekh Kabab, Chicken Samosa with a separate salad station. The main course station features all-time favourites like Mutton Masala, Sabz Makhani, Dhaba Mutton, Chicken Kadai with a set of assorted chutney and condiments. Guests can end their meal with an irresistible selection of desserts. Soothing contemporary music in the background further lightens up ......read more

800 DEGREES NEAPOLITAN PIZZERIA makes its Qatar debut at new Doha Festival City

Experience the taste of Italy, now in Doha, Qatar, with the launch of the first branch of 800 DEGREES NEAPOLITAN PIZZERIA at Doha Festival City  The eatery is looking at opening fourmore outlets in Qatar in the near future  Inaugurated by founder Anthony Carron, 800 DEGREESoffers a range of customizable options to create the pizzas of your choice from freshly prepared ingredients straight from Italy Doha, Qatar, May 24, 2017:  800 DEGREES NEAPOLITAN PIZZERIA, an Italian concept originating from L.A., launches its very first outlet in Qatar atDoha Festival City, it’slargest entertainment, retail and hospitality destination,which opened last month. A hub for fashion and dining along with entertainment attractions, including the Snow Dunes concept, Doha Festival City now has an ideal spot to lounge in with a ......read more

Al Maya Opens Supermarket in Electra Road, Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, UAE, May 25, 2017:  Today,  Al Maya opened its 51st Supermarket in Electra Road, Abu Dhabi informed Mr Kamal Vachani, Group Director, Al Maya Group.   The Supermarket in Electra Road was opened by H.E. Mr Awad Mohammed Al Otaiba. We are very happy for having our first Supermarket in Electra Road says Mr Kamal Vachani. Mr Kamal Vachani added, Al Maya is currently implementing an ambitious growth strategy that will see it opening further outlets throughout the region in the years to come.  

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Bollywood actress Preity Zinta inaugurates Al Adil Supermarket in Bahrain

Dubai, UAE, May 25, 2017:  Al Adil Trading Co LLC, U.A.E.’s leading name for Indian food stuff expanded their presence in Bahrain when they re-opened the outlet of Al Adil Supermarket. The outlet was inaugurated by Ms. Preity Zinta, the beautiful Indian actress in the presence of  Dr. Dhananjay Datar, Chairman. Dr. Dhananjay (Jay) Datar, who is is popularly known as Masala King, said that the crowd to witness the re-opening was quite huge and much higher than what was experienced during the earlier inaugurations. “We are extremely happy to note that a record crowd of more than 50,000 people turned up for the re-opening of our outlet which is situated in the heart of Bahrain at Yateem Centre Mall, Manama. The outlet will meet the growing needs of people for high quality Indian food stuff.  Thanks to the support ......read more

Kids Eat Free at Dubai Festival City This Ramadan

Dubai Festival City Mall celebrates the essence of Ramadan with an exciting array of dining promotions  Dubai, UAE, 24 May 2017:  Dubai Festival City is bringing a variety of family Ramadan promotions and dining experiences commencing the 26 May.  Whether you’re looking for an Iftar meal to share with the family or something indulgent for Suhoor, major restaurants at Festival City are offering an array of delicious options to choose from, making the mall the dining go-to destination this Ramadan.  Families will be spoilt for choice with restaurants offering limited edition promotions where Kids Eat Free.  Embracing the finest culinary treats of Ramadan, the restaurants participating in this Ramadan promotion include: Barilla, Serendipity 3, London Fish & Chips, TGIF, Fratelli La Bufala, as ......read more

Ramadan Kareem From Godiva

Dubai, UAE, May 24, 2017:  At Godiva, we enjoy being part of all of your celebrations and special occasions, and Ramadan is no exception. As you gather together with family and friends About Godiva The company has continued to grow and expand over the years. The U.S. plant in Reading, PA, now produces the same amount of chocolate for the U.S. market as the Belgian plant produces for the rest of the world. There are now over 270 Retail locations as well as over 2000 Wholesale doors. In addition to retail and production, Godiva runs a direct business ( www.godiva.com  and 1-800-9-Godiva) and a wholesale merchandising sales force across the country. Godiva's world headquarters are located in Midtown Manhattan.

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Talabat's Top Ten Delivery Iftars in Dubai

Dubai, UAE, May 22, 2017:  During the Holy Month of Ramadan, enjoy gathering with friends and family for an intimate Iftar from the comfort of your own home. Talabat has rounded up some of the best offerings and Ramadan deals available from its restaurant partners throughout the Holy Month, so you can sit back and relax with good company and great food. Catering to every taste bud and wallet, here’s Talabat’s top ten round-up, featuring more delivery Iftars than you’ll be able to work your way through during the month of Ramadan. 1. NKD Pizza: Throughout Ramadan, NKD Pizza, Dubai’s honest and nutritious pizza place, will offer two medium pizzas for 50 AED.  This deal is available from all three UAE NKD branches; Dubai Marina, Business Bay and Motor City.  2. Wok n’ Roll: Asian ......read more

Ensure Adequate Calcium Intake this Ramadan

Dubai, United Arab Emirates 21st May 2017:  The mouth-watering delicacies during Iftar and Suhoor can be quite tempting making it relatively easy to over-indulge and forget the balanced, nutritious diet. This can take a toll on vital organs in your body and most particularly your bones. Dr. Ahmed Hassoun Consultant Endocrinologist Specialized in Diabetes, Osteoporosis & Metabolic Disorders at Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai outlines some simple tips to follow to ensure that your bones remain healthy and strong during Ramadan.  Ensure sufficient calcium intake: The body needs calcium to build and maintain strong bones. An adult requires about 1000 to 1200mg of Calcium per day which is essential for healthy bones. During Ramadan, most people do not consume the required amount of Calcium resulting in the ......read more

End your fast in style and true culinary brilliance with Cocoa Kitchen

Dubai, UAE, May 16: 2017:  As far as exceptional iftars go, you can’t beat the experience of dining at Cocoa Kitchen, a truly innovative restaurant that revolves around one simple mono-ingredient in every dish: cocoa.   From savory starters and mains, cocoa is not just reserved for dessert this Ramadan, with a beautifully sculpted menu that explores not only the savoury aspects of chocolate but also the gastronomic potential of the cocoa bean.  Cocoa Kitchen’s five-course Iftar menu, perfect for a gathering with family and friends, includes – silky Cauliflower Soup, the famous Cocoa Mezze with warm cocoa nib, aubergine and tomato salad, hummus with marjoram, smoked almond and chili nibbed oil, the Asian Baby Leaf Mix Salad with cocoa pesto, Grilled Chicken with lemon chilly marinate, Lamb Shoulder ......read more

Gursha Dubai, an Ethiopian Restaurant on the Palm hosts Afro Thursdays

Gursha Dubai, an Ethiopian restaurant, introduces Afro Thursdays to start the weekend with spunk every Thursday One can attend the Afro Thursdays to explore the Afro-carribbean music &culture while enjoying Ethiopian Food, art, and fashion  Gursha Dubai’s Afro Thursdays features a DJ mix of Afro Funk, Reggaetón, Dance Hall along with a live percussion session drummer Located at Dubai’s popular Club Vista Mare with a beachfront, Gursha Dubai also offers shisha, free Wi-Fi, and an indoor and outdoor seating facility in Palm Jumeirah Focusing on the traditional way of eating, “gursha” in Amharic means to feed someone morsels of food with one’s own hands and sharing a communal experience of eating meals together Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 16, 2017:  Gursha, an Ethiopian ......read more

WTCEME Exhibitors Upbeat for New Business Deals

Global travel catering suppliers tap into new business opportunities More than 70 exhibitors from 30 countries at the 4th WTCEME Dubai, May 16, 2017: The world’s top catering products and services providers expect good business deals at the ongoing 4th World Travel Catering and Onboard Services Expo Middle East (WTCEME). The consistent and strong growth in the Middle East aviation sector provides excellent opportunities for the exhibitors to connect with the regional aviation players and get a good chunk of business. Co-located with the Airport Show 2017, WTCEME is held under the Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group. More than 70 exhibitors are showcasing a wide range ......read more

Growing focus on healthy & balanced meals, festivities, is the new spirit of Ramadan, says Kantar AMRB

Ramadan Connect 2.0, AMRB’s recent research explores the shift in consumer consumption habits during the holy month From 2012 to 2016, consumption of healthy food has increased to 17 percent from 10 percent Increasing number of women finding ideas on social platforms like Pintrest, Instagram for creative presentation of meals Number of dishes prepared at home reduced to 53 percent from 66 percent in 2012; shift towards ready-to-cook, packaged food and ordering in Share of soda consumption has decreased by 9 percent while laban consumption has increased by 6 percent among all cold beverages May 16, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  The holy month of Ramadan has set a new benchmark for homemakers as their social demands compete with spiritual sentiments. A recent study by Kantar AMRB reveals a distinct shift in behaviour ......read more

Australian Dignitaries Visit Al Maya Supermarkets

Dubai, UAE, May 11, 2017:  H.E. Mr. Arthur Spyrou, Ambassador, Embassy of Australia, H.E. Mr. Gerard Seeber, Consul General, Consulate General of Australia, Mr Moin Anwar, Commissioner (Middle East) NSW Government and Mr John Butler, Commissioner (Middle East, Africa & Turkey), Victorian Government visited Al Maya Supermarket in Murooj Complex, Dubai, informed Mr Kamal Vachani, Group Director, Al Maya Group.   This is the first time Ambassador and Consul General of Australia visited our Supermarket, says Mr Kamal Vachani. Mr. Kamal Vachani, Group Director, Al Maya Group warmly welcomed this high level delegation and introduced Al Maya Group and its senior members to the dignitaries.  The delegation was impressed with the setup of Al Maya Supermarkets and appreciated the efforts taken by Al Maya Group in promoting ......read more

Other Top Stories from Food and Packaging Industry
 
Limited Edition: Godiva's most charming, joyful Spring Collection to date…

Dubai, UAE, March 9, 2017:  Godiva is proud to announce the launch of its stylish limited edition Spring Collection. Beautifully capturing the spirit of rejuvenation, joy and celebration associated with the season, the whimsical Spring Collection is the perfect gift for Easter and Mother’s Day.   Curated with passion and precision by Godiva’s team of creative and culinary ......read more

Al Qamzi opens 9th Dubai Drink Technology Expo…

Featuring 110 companies from 27 countries Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 7th March 2017:  His Excellency Sami Al Qamzi, Director General of the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai, inaugurated today the 9th edition of the Dubai Drink Technology Expo, which is held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 7-9 March 2017. Al Qamzi was accompanied ......read more

Eat well Dubai's first healthy lifestyle restaurant…

Healthy lifestyle leads to growth of healthy eating Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 6th March 2017:  Dubai Herbal and Treatment Centre (DHTC) has launched a new food and beverage concept named Eat well, the first science-based nutrition and sustainable eatery in Dubai with gluten and sugar free dishes. It prides itself in recognition of its nutritious, environmentally sustainable operation ......read more

Brunch Al Fresco-Style at Sho Cho Dubai…

Japanese institution brings picture-perfect views, legendary food and party tunes to the UAE’s Friday brunch scene. Dubai, UAE, March 5, 2017:  Head down to Sho Cho every Friday, where the popular Japanese restaurant hosts one of the UAE’s most happening brunches. Sho cho Dubai devotee looking out over the Arabian Gulf.   Featuring unlimited starters and a choice of ......read more

Global Food Industries win big at Gulfood 2017…

Leading UAE FMCG brand crowned winner in the ‘Best Fruit and Vegetable Innovation’ and ‘Best Meat and Poultry Innovation’ categories  Dubai, UAE, March 7th, 2017:  Proud recipients of two major awards at the Gulfood 2017, the Albatha Group’s  division - Global Food Industries - was recognised for their exemplary efforts toward healthy ......read more

Global Village's Kiosk Street: The Ultimate One-Stop Destination for An International Street Food ...…

Dubai, 4th  March, 2017:  During its 21st season, Global Village, the region’s leading multicultural festival park, has brought in the global street food trend to its destination and is now offering its guests a unique international street food experience. Global Village’s Kiosk Street has become a go-to hub for local and international foodies. From Mediterranean to East ......read more

Hamriyah Free Zone Authority launches “Sharjah Food Park”…

The region’s first city dedicated to food and commercial industries, extending over 11 million square feet Al Mazrouei: the ambitious project is Economic Vision of Sharjah under the prudent leadership of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Al Qasimi.  The mega project is part of the authority’s endeavor and commitment to develop its services and take a quantum leap ......read more

Pakistan's leading Sufi Group makes its foray into UAE frozen food market…

Introduces Simply Sufi range of ready-to-cook and fully cooked chicken products. Traditional flavours and unique recipes to tickle the Asian taste buds. Convenience and increasing number of working population to drive the category growth Available at a Safeer, Nesto, Pakistan Super Markets and Union Co-op amongst others. Brand to hit Lulu Hypermarkets and Carrefour stores soon. March 2, ......read more

All That Glitters is Welsh…

Brexit presents new opportunities for food producers from Wales at Gulfood Dubai, UAE, March 2, 2017:  From famous lamb, to meat alternatives or gold-flaked marmalade, food producers from Wales are out in force at Gulfood 2017 to show what they can offer the world as they prepare for business post-Brexit. With Britain preparing to leave the European Union in the coming months, UK ......read more

Icons Coffee Couture officially opens its doors at LivNordic Spa & Wellness, Cayan Tower…

Dubai, UAE, March 2, 2017:  ICONS Coffee Couture, a fashion and lifestyle coffee shop chain, offering indulgence the healthier way, continuous it’s expansion around the GCC with its newest branch opening at iconic Guinness Record winning Cayan Tower in Dubai Marina in collaboration with LivNordic Spa and Wellness, Cayan Hospitality with further outlets following all over UAE, KSA, ......read more

All Natural Hummus Gets Longer Life With Jordanian Tech Breakthrough…

Global Gulfood launch bags signature orders from KSA and Turkey Dubai, UAE, March 1, 2017:  Jordanian food technologist and food production company owner Khaled Kasih is celebrating a 15-year dream realised at Gulfood 2017, the world’s largest annual food event which runs at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) until Thursday night (March 2), with the launch of a 100% natural and ......read more

Forward-Thinking Food Firms Scoop Top Honours at Gulfood Innovation Awards…

World’s largest food exhibition recognises creative industry leaders in grand ceremony  Dubai, UAE, 28 February 2017:   Gulfood 2017, the 22nd edition of the world’s largest annual food industry exhibition, has crowned its Innovation Awards winners at a glittering ceremony held at the Conrad Hotel. The Innovation Awards, sponsored by Al Dahra, recognise and honour ......read more

Gulfood's Gr-Eight World Wonders…

Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2017:  Gulfood 2017, the 22nd edition of the world’s largest food and beverage trade platform, has rubberstamped its standing as a true industry weathervane and innovation laboratory.  Right across the 1,000,000 square foot show, which runs until Thursday 2 March at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), up to 90,000 food professionals from 150 countries are ......read more

Turks Have It ‘Licked' in Gulfood Visitor Choice Award…

Tech breakthrough sees natural herbal beverages muscle in on conventional soft drinks Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2017:  Five years of investment in hi-tech R&D came to fruition for Turkey’s Meyania drinks at Gulfood 2017, the world’s largest annual food event running at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) until Thursday night. The company’s ground-breaking 100 per cent ......read more

NZMP achieves 95% decrease in lactose, to launch its first Low Lactose Instant Whole Milk Powder…

Offering those that experience lactose intolerance the ability to enjoy the goodness of dairy   Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2017:  NZMP, the global ingredients brand of Fonterra, has launched NZMP Low Lactose Instant Whole Milk Powder (IWMP). This new ingredient has less than 2% lactose and allows consumer milk powder manufacturers to capitalise on the increasing consumer demand for low ......read more

The New Atkins Lifestyle Unveils The Yummiest Low Sugar Treat…

Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2017:  The New Atkins Lifestyle has launched a delicious low carb, low sugar Fudge Caramel bar in the UAE.  The Fudge Caramel bar makes for satisfying ‘elevenses’ or afternoon snack and is perfect for satisfying a sweet tooth. Scrumptious and satisfying, yet low in sugar and carb treats are hard to come by, but with new tasty addition in the ......read more

Fundamental Shifts Needed in Global Food Industry, says Al Awar…

Dubai’s ESMA hosts Global Halal Industry Platform as part of Gulfood programme  Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2017:  The global food industry needs to make fundamental shifts in its operations to advance food safety worldwide, the Global Halal Industry Platform held in Dubai today has heard. The Platform, organised by the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Meteorogy ......read more

Hon'ble Minister for Farming, Food and Marine Environment, United Kingdom Visits Al Maya Supermarket…

Dubai, UAE, February 27, 2017:  Hon’ble Mr George Eustice MP, Minister for Farming, Food and Marine Environment, Government of United Kingdom, visited Al Maya Supermarket, Dubai, informed Mr Kamal Vachani, Group Director, Al Maya Group.   This is the first time British Minister visiting any Supermarket in Dubai, informed Mr Kamal Vachani.   The Minister is here on the ......read more

10 Delicious Years of Taste of Dubai: From 160,000 Visitors to 1032 Dishes…

Taste of Dubai adds to its sizzling line-up as Reza Mahmmad and Jenny Morris join the star-studded food extravaganza  Tickets are on sale online 27 February 2017 - Dubai, UAE:  10 years ago Taste Festivals launched in Dubai with a vision to become the most loved Food, Drink and Music Festival. In 9 years the festival has seen 160,000 visitors, 172 of the hottest ......read more

The world's most exclusive tea, Ahmad Tea, adds flavour to your life…

**With four generations of tea blending and tasting experience, Ahmad Tea offers a variety of over 70 blends from across the globe**  Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017:  Research has shown that drinking tea has a number of health benefits. Tea is a means of hydration, it also contains antioxidants which assist in fighting free radicals within the body, contributes to better weight ......read more

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance ...…

Dubai mega show proves a hotbed for global food sector innovation Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017:  His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, today opened Gulfood 2017, the 22nd edition of the world-leading food and beverage exhibition at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). Touring the 1,000,000 sq. ft. show, which runs for five ......read more

Eat, play and enjoy this Dubai Food Festival at BurJuman…

Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017:  BurJuman is the place for families this Dubai Food Festival. From 20th February to 19th March, visitors can make the most of Dubai’s family friendly venue, with special offers from the region’s leading family entertainment center, Magic Planet and more than 20 participating BurJuman food outlets.   Shoppers looking to take a well-earned ......read more

#SuperFoodsPeru unveiled at Gulfood 2017…

New campaign celebrates Peru’s distinction as world’s top producer of superfoods 26 February, 2017, UAE:  Peru reinforces its superfood credentials during Gulfood 2017 with the launch of its “Superfoods Peru” brand. The comprehensive global campaign celebrates Peru’s status as the world’s top producer of superfoods and highlights the quality, variety ......read more

Record number of Welsh producers to attend world's largest food and beverage exhibition taking ...…

Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017:  Departing this month will be the largest ever trade delegation from Wales to attend one of the world’s leading food and beverage exhibitions in Dubai. Gulfood is to be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from the 26 February – 2 March 2017. 25 companies from across the food and drink sector in Wales are taking part under the Welsh ......read more

Jafza participates at Gulfood Exhibition…

Food and Beverage sector in Jafza grows by more than 22% Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 February, 2017:  Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza); a DP World Company and the UAE’s flagship trade and logistics hub for the Middle East region and Africa, has posted a 22.5% growth in foreign companies from the Food and Beverage Sector (F&B) — rising from 480 companies in 2015 to 588 last ......read more

GODIVA Introduces Buffet de Gâteaux…

The seductive new chocolate collection inspired by some of the world’s best-loved cake recipes Limited Edition Godiva is proud to announce the launch of its limited edition Buffet de Gâteaux Valentine’s Day Collection. Indulgent, sensual and made for sharing, the innovative new chocolate collection was inspired by some of the best-loved cake recipes from around the ......read more

Euler Hermes: UAE food sector, rising prices and increased demand…

DUBAI, UAE, February 25, 2017:  Euler Hermes, the world’s leading provider of trade-related credit insurance solutions, expects food prices to rise in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2017. Global food prices stopped plunging in 2016, with a contained -1.5 percent drawback of the FAO Food Index. This was the lowest decrease in five consecutive years. Jules Kappeler, Chief ......read more

Green pastures mean bright future for New Zealand dairy ingredients leader, NZMP…

Ingredients brand of Fonterra eyes Gulfood as springboard to increase MEA trade  Dubai, UAE, February 25, 2017:  After more than 40 years’ partnering with Middle Eastern and African (MEA) food and beverage manufacturers, NZMP, the ingredients brand of Fonterra – the world’s largest exporter of dairy products - is eyeing its first standalone presence at Gulfood as ......read more

Grand Opening of Al Adil's 35th outlet on 2nd March 2017…

Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu to inaugurate the new Meena Bazaar outlet Dubai, 25 February 2017:  Al Adil Group, now more than three decades old, marched towards another milestone. The group has set up its’ 35th outlet at Dubai’s most sought after business destination Meena Bazaar, Bur Dubai. The grand opening of this outlet will take place at 7 p.m. on 2nd March 2017. ......read more

Middle East's Coffee Consumers Crave Taste, Product Knowledge and Luxury Experience…

Dedicated Beverages segment at 22nd edition of Gulfood to highlight how companies are evolving to meet demand for specialist tea and coffee Spotlight on ‘healthier’ soft drinks driven by younger population seeking alternatives to carbonated sodas  Dubai, UAE, February 23, 2017:  The global tea and coffee business is booming with coffee drinkers alone spending US $85 ......read more

AFIDOP Presents Seven Unique P.D.O Cheeses at Gulfood 2017…

AFIDOP will highlight strength, heritage, quality and diversity of Italy’s leading cheeses for the fifth year amongst leading Gulf F&B suppliers, retailers and restaurants Dubai, UAE, February 23, 2017:  From February 26 - March 2, the Associazione Formaggi Italiani DOP e IGP (Association of Italian P.D.O Cheeses), better known as AFIDOP, returns to Gulfood 2017 to showcase ......read more

Enjoy Healthy Eating With Friends and Family at the Boxpark All Organic Food Market This DFF…

Dubai, 23rd February, 2017:  Boxpark, the offbeat destination by Meraas, is set to be the ultimate foodie haven between 23rd February to 11th March, as it celebrates the fourth edition of Dubai Food Festival with the launch of an Organic Community Market.   A first for Boxpark, the Organic Market will be hosted in partnership with Organic Guild, the people behind the development and ......read more

Nice to Meat You! UK Food Truck The Roadery Introduces Towering Burg-Khalifa to Eat the World DXB…

Dubai, UAE – 23 February 2017:  London-based food truck trader, The Roadery, has created its first Burg-Khalifa at Eat The World DXB, the ultimate food truck event which is on all weekend at Burj Park, Downtown Dubai.  Crafted from four glorious patties of Wagyu beef, truffled cheese, ethical duck foie gras, saffron mayonnaise and blackberry ketchup, the towering burger is ......read more

Choithrams Hosts ‘Canadian Food Festival' Across its Stores…

The UAE retail chain takes you on a tasty culinary journey across its stores in Dubai Dubai – UAE: 22 February, 2017:  UAE retail store chain Choithrams today announced the launch of a Canadian Goodness Festival in Dubai. This is an integral part of the retail giant's strategic business plans.  Known to be one of the most popular chains of stores in the country, the ......read more

The GCC food industry is on a sustainable and balanced growth path says Alpen Capital's new report…

Dubai, 22nd February, 2017:  Alpen Capital, an investment banking advisory firm, announced the publication of its report on the GCC Food Industry. The report presents the state of the food industry while covering demand-supply dynamics across various food categories in the GCC nations. The report also covers the recent trends, growth drivers, and challenges in the industry, along with the ......read more

Panache International to exhibit at the Gulfood 2017…

With a focus on its Raha’s catering range, Panache International exhibits at the Gulfood 2017 from 26th February to2nd March, Stand No.: S-M58 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 February, 2017:  Panache International, a pioneer in the disposables sector with a history of quality disposables manufacturing and excellent consumer care, is set to present its range of catering and ......read more

Choithrams Donates AED 1.3 Million To The United Nations World Food Programme To Fight Child Hunger…

Together, Choithrams and WFP team up for Zero Hunger and Malnutrition in the Middle East and West Africa Dubai, UAE: 21 February, 2017:  Choithrams, a leading supermarket chain in Dubai, concluded the second year of its alliance with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) with a generous donation of over AED 1.3 million to deliver nutritious school meals to children in need in the ......read more

Middle East Food Forum set to host the very first Restaurant Leadership Business Series Workshop ...…

To be held on February 22, 2017, in Dubai Knowledge Village, the invitation-only event is a hub for food service industry experts to showcase their know-how and engage with owners and operators in the field, addressing pressing industry issues and brainstorming key innovation points at the turn of the HORECA segment  The event is targeted towards Franchisors and Franchisees, Restaurant ......read more

Gulfood 2017 to feature 87 Brazilian companies across four sector halls…

UAE, February 21, 2017 – Brazilian companies are set to showcase their comprehensive range of quality products at the upcoming Gulfood, one of the largest annual food exhibitions taking place from February 26 to March 2, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Center. The Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce will also have a stand spanning 33 square meters. The participation is heavily supported by the ......read more

100 Exhibiting Companies at Dubai Drink Technology Expo…

“A busy season ahead for the beverage industry in Dubai” Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 February 2017:  A list of big shows and events are lined up to take place in Dubai next month, keeping experts and specialists in the beverage industry busy. A number of events will be taking place highlighting the latest trending technologies, products and services in this burgeoning ......read more

Emotional Eating: The UAE Loves Its Comfort Food…

DUBAI, UAE – FEBRUARY 20, 2017 – The heart wants what it wants, and the average UAE consumer wants milk, cheese or chocolate – most probably, all three.   The most comprehensive study of brands based on emotions has revealed that UAE consumers have strong emotional connections with brands that include the 50-year-old Kuwaiti mega-corporation Americana, three GCC dairy ......read more

Ruya Strikes All The Right Chords at The Dubai Jazz Festival…

Dubai, UAE; February 20, 2017:  Ruya, the Anatolian restaurant and bar hot spot located at the Grosvenor House, invites Jazz enthusiasts to commence their evening in style on its impressive outdoor terrace and mark this year’s 15th edition of the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival. The stunning ambience will set the right mood for the Festival while guests can indulge in a ......read more

Dubai Customs signs MoU with UNION COOP…

Dubai, UAE, 19th February 2017:   As part of its efforts to support the message and blessed goals of the Year of Giving, Dubai Customs signed a memorandum of Understanding with Union Coop; one of the biggest consumer cooperatives in the UAE. The agreement was signed by Ahmed Obeid Al Falasi, Executive Director of Human Resources, Finance and Administration at Dubai Customs and Harbi ......read more

GCC Meat & Poultry Demand on the Rise With Origin & Organic Moving Up Agenda…

Gulfood’s Meat & Poultry segment draws global response as exhibitors keen to highlight the health benefits of protein-packed food Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2017:  With bullish forecasts emerging on the GCC’s consumption of meat and poultry, a specialised segment focused on the product range has drawn a huge international response for world-leading food and beverage ......read more

Keita Catering expands operations with state-of-the-art kitchen in Dubai Investment Park…

Fully-equipped facility, spanning over 24,000 square feet, can cater to over 35,000 people  DUBAI – February 19, 2017:  Keita Catering has opened its flagship state-of-the-art kitchen spanning over 24,000 square feet in Dubai and with a capacity to cater to over 35,000 people. The new facility, located in Dubai Investment Park 2, is one of the largest kitchens in the UAE. It ......read more

An Exuberant Tryst Between Afternoon Tea and the Glamour of BVLGARI at The Palace Downtown Dubai…

Dubai, UAE, February 16, 2017:  In an elegant pairing that captures the imagination, The Palace Downtown Dubai presents every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday throughout the month of March a luxurious experience of afternoon tea inspired by the Eaux Parfumées Collection by BVLGARI. Two distinct themes set the tone, marked by fine cuisine, tea creations and iced tea innovations while live, ......read more

French pastry fans push UAE market value to US$683 million…

Sopexa round table findings show growing appreciation of French pastry across the Middle East, with an increase in demand for organic and all-natural baked goods.  Savoury sweets, healthier options and social media trends are shaping the way top Middle East chefs and patisseries develop menus Dubai, UAE, February 15, 2017:  Recent research from Euromonitor has valued the UAE ......read more

Dunkin' Donuts celebrates the launch of new premium donuts in the month of love…

New products include heart-shaped donuts signed by Superstar Suzan Najm Aldeen celebrates love and peace Dubai – February 9th, 2017:  Love is in the air as Dunkin’ Donuts introduces new premium donuts that include heart-shaped donuts to mark Valentine’s Day. The exclusive donuts come in premium two or six-donut boxes, and will be available in Dunkin’s 72 outlets ......read more

Vatika Shampoo New Ingredient Range…

Dubai, UAE, 7 February, 2017- Nature offers a wide range of ingredients that could be of added value to one’s beauty routine. Vatika Naturals, one of the leading hair care brands in the region, has always been committed to exploring innovative natural ingredients for its range of products, and as such has introduced its new Vatika Shampoos and Conditioners with carefully hand-picked new ......read more

The Next Big Health food Trend: PURE VEGGIE DELIGHT CLEANSE…

**Hardly any fructose, an extra portion of chlorophyll and few extra calories! ** Dubai, UAE, February 6, 2017:  Whether it’s Green Juices, Souping, Activated Charcoal or Golden Mylk ... - DETOX DELIGHT brings the latest international health food trends to the UAE. Detox Delight has been one of Europe and the Middle Easts’ leading experts in Juice Cleansing and Gourmet Clean ......read more

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