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Technology: The Key Ingredient for today's F&B Industry

Nearly two-thirds of social media users in the Middle East use social networks for restaurant recommendations GulfHost 2017 provides access to industry experts to grow digital platforms Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2017:  With 77 per cent smartphone penetration across the GCC , the emergence of a new digital customer has put pressure on the food and beverage sector to stay relevant and for outlets to keep a competitive edge. From embracing social media to developing apps, the inaugural trade show GulfHost 2017 provides access to industry experts to discover the best technology solutions to stay ahead of competitors.  The dedicated platform for hospitality and catering equipment solutions, GulfHost, runs until 20th September 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). This year’s show also introduces “The ......read more

Full Steam Ahead as India's F&B Market Grows 24% Per Annum: GulfHost 2017 Opens Gateway for Buyers and Suppliers

India’s F&B market predicted to be worth US $121 billion by 2021 GulfHost 2017 provides gateway for the world’s industry buyers and suppliers Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2017:  India’s vibrant food and beverage industry has witnessed unprecedented growth in recent years, and is expected to be worth US$ 121 billion by 2021 according to Euromonitor International. Recognising the potential in investment and development across India, GulfHost 2017, hosted in Dubai until 20th September, brings together hospitality professionals from across the globe, including a large number of India’s senior buyers. GulfHost 2017 is the first dedicated hospitality and food service expo in the Middle East, with a dedicated portfolio of hospitality and catering equipment solutions for both front and back of house, ......read more

The Italian Trade Agency spreads food culture through quality and authenticity awareness at Speciality Food Festival 2017

Dubai, UAE; September 19, 2017:  The Italian Trade Agency hosts 26 of Italy's most premium food producers at Speciality Food Festival, taking place on September 18 – 20, 2017.  Located in halls 5 & 6 of the Dubai World Trade Center, the 370sqm Italian pavilion will allow visitors the opportunity to explore, appreciate and learn about famous Italian products such as pasta, coffee, traditional cheeses, sweets, and olive oil.   Currently at its eighth edition, the Speciality Food Festival 2017 returns to Dubai to hold its largest trade show yet. The exhibition showcases a diverse selection of fine food, spices and ingredients attracting exhibitors and consumers from all over the world.   “At this year’s Speciality Food Festival, our mission is to showcase the exceptional Italian ......read more

Celebrate Halloween With Sass' Café's “Monday's Made Me” Haunted Dinner Party – 30th October

Dubai, UAE: 18th September 2017:  Sass’ Café, the legendary Monte Carlo brand will be celebrating Halloween by transforming into a spook-tacular venue. Guests can dine and dance at the “Mondays Made Me” Halloween edition dinner party on Monday 30th of October.  Celebrate Halloween like never before as Sass’ Café promises a memorable night out where guests can expect to get their freak on, sample signature cocktails and dance to hottest and thrilling tracks for an eerily unforgettable night. Staying true to Sass’ Café’s heritage, the restaurant will be offering its delectable a la carte menu and guests can savor the true flavor of the South of France; all served up with a special Halloween flair. After dinner, the tables will be swept away, the lights dimmed and the atmosphere will become ......read more

Italian Trade Agency Kicks Off F&B Promotional Activities in the UAE

Dubai, UAE, 12 September 2017:  The Italian Trade Agency (ITA), together with the Embassy of Italy to the UAE and the Consulate General of Italy in Dubai, presents a two months celebration of Italy’s authentic food products and traditions, starting September and ending November 2017 with the Week of the Italian Cuisine in the World. The Speciality Food Festival 2017 18-20 September 2017 In the frame of the “The Extraordinary Italian Taste Campaign”, the Italian Trade Agency organizes the official Italian Pavilion, located in Halls 5 & 6 of the World Trade Center and hosting more than 26 of Italy’s elite food producers. The space will give visitors the opportunity to explore the unique Italian taste and products, such as sweets, pasta, coffee, olive oil and traditional cheeses and learn more about ......read more

‘Third wave' coffee movement brews big business for Middle East market – forecast to reach $4.4 billion by 2021

Speciality and quality coffee shifts consumer demand to boost business Dubai International Hospitality Week provides full spectrum of coffee supplies Dubai, UAE, September 10, 2017:   The ‘third wave’ coffee movement is fuelling growth of the Middle East’s coffee industry, which is expected to climb to US $4.4 billion by 2021, according to Euromonitor International. The new movement has seen a shift in consumer appreciation of coffee as an artisan, specialist and quality experience, rather than a commodity. As a beverage with multi-cultural appeal, coffee consumption in the region is growing twice as fast as the global average, putting pressure on the foodservice industry to stay relevant to its customers. Providing a solution to meet the demands of this changing landscape, Dubai International ......read more

Choithrams concludes ‘Ramadan Goodness Campaign' in association with Dubai Cares

The ceremony recognized the efforts of those who showed outstanding dedication towards making the noble Ramadan Charity Drive a grand success UAE, 10th September 2017:  Choithrams announced the successful completion of the ‘Ramadan Goodness Campaign’ launched in partnership with Dubai Cares. The two-month charity campaign was a great success thanks to the generous contribution of Choithrams’ customers and to the valuable support of its staff members. Mr. Rajiv Warrier, CEO, Choithrams handed over the cheque of AED 365,200 to Mr. Abdulla Al Shehhi, Director of Business Support Department at Dubai Cares, in a ceremony held at the Choithrams Al Ghazal supermarket last week.  This Ramadan campaign was initiated to support the education of underprivileged children and young people in developing ......read more

Godiva Review

If you would like to experience the world's best chocolates, you need to visit Godiva. We visited their new branch at Deira City Centre. One can use the Mall parking...so parking problem is solved!!! Out of the many options provided, we ordered the strawberry and banana stuffed crepes with chocolate, chocolate crepes, the milk chocolate fondue, mango and passion fruit mojito, and some jasmine tea.  All items were marvelous but by far the best was the fondue!  The fresh Strawberries, banana go perfectly with the milk chocolates. After a few bites of their mouth watering food, you will agree that the prices are definitely worth it. The staff is extremely professional and they had a clear idea on all the chocolates they offered, which only made our Godiva experience better.  Godiva, the world's leading ......read more

Last Exit celebrates first anniversary with exciting giveaways

30 prizes to be hidden in 900 complimentary cupcakes between 31 August to 2 September Three iPhone 7S among the top prizes up for grabs at Last Exit E11 on Sheikh Zayed Road DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 30 August 2017:  Popular food truck park, Last Exit E11, has announced that it will be giving away 900 complimentary cupcakes from 31 August to 2 September 2017. Last Exit E11 was the first location for the gourmet street food destination by Meraas when it opened in 2016 on Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai bound.    Visitors arriving at Last Exit E11 after 4pm will be able to get their hands on one of 300 Last Exit-inspired cupcakes each day over the course of these three days. Cupcakes will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis and will have a sticker on the bottom that could reveal one of 30 prizes, ......read more

Gursha Dubai presents a cultural show on Ethiopian traditional dance, Eskista

Gursha Dubai, an Ethiopian restaurant located in the heart of Palm Jumeirah, introduces its cultural show nights, Eskista Weekends, every weekend 9:00pm onwards Eskista is a beautiful artistic dance form originating in Ethiopia. The weekly show encompasses different regional styles, choreographed and performed by artists from Ethiopia.   Gursha Dubai aims to introduce and promote authentic cultural experiences of Ethiopia and Africa at large through its food, music, and culture.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 27, 2017:  Gursha Dubai, an authentic Ethiopian restaurant located in Palm Jumeirah, launches its cultural show evenings at the restaurant. Eskista Weekends showcases the diverse traditional dancing styles of Ethiopia, usually presented by three females and a single male artist.  The ......read more

Lulu FAM tour (Warehouse and Central Kitchen)

LuLu Logistics- Fact Sheet LuLu offers an ultra-modern shopping ambience by integrating all conceivable needs of the consumers under one roof. Firmly following the tagline "LuLu, where the world comes to shop", the Group has always tried to be a one stop shop for the multi-ethnic community of the region with an international mix of products as well as staff of different nationalities. The 700,000+ shoppers who patronize LuLu daily are the true testament to the popularity of the LuLu brand. In February 2017 Deloitte in Annual Global Retailers Report has ranked LuLu Group as the top retailer in the Middle East and 27th among the top 50 fastest growing retailers in the world. Currently, LuLu Group is operating 136 stores across UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Egypt, India, Indonesia and Malaysia, with more new ......read more

Discover the French offer at GULFHOST and the SPECIALITY FOOD FESTIVAL trade show

From September 18 to 20 2017 – Dubai World Trade center 2 French pavilions including new companies attending  Showcase of latest French Innovation over 520 square meters Winning prizes each day on Business France stand S1 -D63 United Arab Emirates, 22 August 2017:  Business France, the National Agency supporting the international development of the French economy will host two French pavilions at GULFHOST and the SPECIALITY FOOD FESTIVAL.  The French offer will consist of kitchen equipment and gourmet products offered by over 50 French firms, each displaying premium products and knowhow.     This year, the French Pavilions have numerous novelties to offer.  Business France export team will also be attending to boost business opportunities in the region, focusing on all buyer ......read more

Choithrams announces ‘Consumer Happiness Centres' at Dubai stores in UAE

These centres were launched as part of the Dubai Economy drive towards enhancing happiness and promoting cordial relations between traders and consumers UAE, 19th August 2017:  Choithrams in association with Dubai Economy announced the opening of their first “Consumer Happiness Centre” at the Marina supermarket. This is part of a larger initiative to strengthen customer relations and enhance the shopping experience across the emirate. The announcement was made in the presence of Mr. Dinesh Pagrani, Director, Choithrams, Mr. Rajeev Warrier, CEO, Choithrams and a delegation from Dubai Economy led by Mr. Ahmad Al Awadi - Director, Corporate Commercial Compliance and Consumer Sector and Mr. Abdullatif Marzouqi - Senior Manager, Corporate Commercial Compliance and Consumer Sector on 16th August at the Choithrams store, ......read more

Kamal Vachani welcomes Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP, UK

Mr Kamal Vachani, Group Director, Al Maya Group welcomed Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP to Dubai. Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP visited Al Maya Supermarket in Dubai and he was warmly welcomed by Mr Kamal Vachani, Group Director, Al Maya Group.   Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP was impressed with Al Amaya Supermarket.

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Growing appetite for seafood drives demand at Middle East's largest dedicated seafood expo

SEAFEX provides key platform for international suppliers to meet regional demand expected to reach US$ 7.3 billion by 2021 Dubai, UAE, August 14, 2017:  Seafood consumption in the Middle East continues to grow at well above the global average, driven by the region’s economic development, increasing appeal of the healthy protein, and more effective supply chain distribution to ensure optimum quality of the popular ingredient. According to the Food & Agricultural Organization (FAO), countries such as the UAE consume an average of 33kg per capita a year, almost double the global average of 18kg. It is clear that SEAFEX, the region’s largest dedicated seafood expo, powered by Gulfood, becomes more important every year in helping to keep the pipeline of seafood between suppliers and the F&B, retail and ......read more

The Veranda, your neighborhood backyard bistro, is now open at Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights

The Veranda, a neighborhood sports pub and bistro, is now open at the Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights, Dubai A decadent destination for delicious food, the choicest house wines and drinks, as well as its famed selection of desserts, The Veranda is now open for dining in from 12pm-12am on Saturdays through Wednesdays and 12pm-2am on weekends Enjoy indoor or al fresco wining and dining at The Veranda located at the Creek, Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 9, 2017:  THE VERANDA, a sports pub-meets-bistro medley of fine wines and draughts along with Italian, Mexican, Arabic, and American delicacies, opens its doors at the Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights at the heart of the Creek, Dubai. Complete with a vintage indoor seating, shisha al fresco, and live sports screening bar, The Veranda is the place to be with ......read more

Kamal Vachani, Group Director, Al Maya Group, meets Hon'ble Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, Government of India, Smt. Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti in Dubai

Kamal Vachani, Group Director, Al Maya Group, meets Hon’ble Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, Government of India,  Smt. Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti in Dubai Mr Kamal Vachani, Group Director, Al Maya Group met Smt. Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, Hon’ble Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, Government of India, who is visiting Dubai for roadshow for India’s largest international event in food processing and allied sectors “World Food India 2017”.  Mr Kamal Vachani informed that a delegation from Al Maya group will be attending the event, to be held in New Delhi from 3-5, November, 2017.

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Downtown Toko: the Toko the Town for Eats, Drinks or Play

Dubai, UAE, August 6, 2017:  Downtown Toko Restaurant, Garden & Lounge, located at Vida Down-town Dubai, is a social and relaxed space, acting as a hub for millennials and the young at heart, and building an impressive reputation as a buzzing hotspot catering to Dubai’s burgeoning casual dining scene. This summer Toko is pleased to offer an exciting weekly calendar packed with playful concept nights and attractive offers including an award winning ladies night and the ul-timate alfresco brunch, set in the comfort of a fully Air Conditioned Tent.   GARDEN BRUNCH AT DOWNTOWN TOKO Every Friday Experience the ultimate al fresco brunch in the idyllic setting of Toko’s relaxed garden tent providing a weekend party like no other, enlivened with a delicious selection of Toko’s re-nowned dishes and beverages. ......read more

UAE Lifts Ban on Imports of Fruits and Vegetables from Jordan

Dubai-UAE: 29 July, 2017:  The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) announced that it has lifted the ban on the imports of all fruits and vegetables from Jordan.   The announcement came following the visit of His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, the UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, to the Jordanian Ministry of Agriculture. His Excellency Khalid Hneifat, Jordanian Minister of Agriculture, briefed His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi on the measures taken by the Jordanian government to ensure the safety of Jordanian agricultural products.  The ban lift is subject to the condition that the shipments of imported agricultural products include certificates of analysis confirming the absence of pesticide residues in accordance with the standards adopted in the UAE. The ......read more

In conjunction with the Year of Giving, MyGovinda's introduces its Kindness Fridge initiative in Dubai

MyGovinda’s, serves healthy holistic Indian food; that harmonizes the body, mind and soul.  In conjunction with #the year of Giving; declared by UAE’s President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; MyGovinda’s came up with the Kindness Fridge initiative in Dubai.  The Kindness Fridge, is well stocked with wholesome food from the restaurant, fresh fruits and bottles of water; easily accessible to those in need in the area.  Inaugurated by founder Mahesh Advani, the initiative aims at the construction workers, laborers and unemployed; who require nourishing food and refreshment; but might not have the necessary means to buy meal at restaurants. MyGovinda’s is located in Umm Suqeim and Al Karama. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 23, 2017:  MYGOVINDA’S, a restaurant ......read more

Chef Tarek Turns on a Cooking Masterclass in Dubai Using Fresh Australian Produce

Guests enjoy Now! In Season products and ‘True Aussie Beef’ at session hosted in Spinneys Dubai, UAE – July 20 2017: Chef Tarek Ibrahim, the popular Arab celebrity chef, has hosted a fun-filled cooking masterclass at Spinneys in Dubai using Australia’s finest vegetables and beef. The exclusive cooking demonstration was hosted as part of a unique partnership between Now! In Season, which is promoting the best of Australian seasonal fruit and vegetables in the UAE, Spinneys and Meat & Livestock Australia. Working with Australian beef and the current Now! In Season vegetables of corn, celery, carrot and leek, Chef Tarek showed how to optimise Australia’s finest products to create tasty meals for the family. “I loved hosting this cooking demonstration,” said Chef Tarek. “It was ......read more

Beat the heat this summer with the must-have coolers and smoothies by 800 DEGREES PIZZERIA

800 DEGREES PIZZERIA introduces its revamped drinks menu with some refreshing new drinks  From smoothies to cocktails, 800 DEGREES has all the recipes for a cool and breezy summer  800 DEGREES has branches in Burjuman, City Centre’s Deira and Me’aisem, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Parks and Resorts, and Dubai Marina Park Island  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 July, 2017:  800 DEGREES PIZZERIA, a Neapolitan pizza concept from L.A., introduces an all-new drinks menu sure to keep customers cool for the summer. Choose from mocktails, smoothies, as well as lemonades, iced teas, flavored waters and a special Non-Alcoholic Malt ideal for the hot season from the complete menu by 800 DEGREES.    Made with specially sourced Napoli 00 flour and ingredients prepared freshly every morning, ......read more

Al Maya Group participates in Africa Big 7 Show

H.E. M.K. Lekgoro, Ambassador of South Africa visits Al Maya Supermarket The Ambassador appreciated the Group’s role in promoting South Africa’s food products in the UAE. Mr. Kamal Vachani, Group Director, Al Maya Group informed that South Africa’s Ambassador to the UAE, H.E Mr. M K Lekgoro, visited the Al Maya Group’s Supermarket at Murooj Complex, Dubai on Wednesday, 19th July.   Al Maya Group Director, Mr. Kamal Vachani, informed the Ambassador about the variety of products available from South Africa at the Al Maya Supermarkets. During the visit of Ambassador of South Africa to Al Maya Supermarket, Mr Kamal Vachani informed the Ambassador about Al Maya’s participation in AFRICA BIG 7 show, which was held in Johannesburg.  Al Maya Group, the UAE-based business conglomerate, has ......read more

Middle East Food Forum set to launch its Restaurant Leadership Business Series Workshop 4

To be held on July 17th, 2017, in the ICCA Kitchen, Block 8, 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  The event is targeted towards Franchisors and Franchisees, Restaurant General Managers and Food Service business owners and operators and will be on the topic of Building F&B Bottomline  Mr. Akhilesh Bahl, Founder and CEO at Malt & Salt Hospitality, will host the opening note on Building Your Dream Restaurant: It’s Not Just About Location Location Location  Mr. Rakesh Pardasani, Partner at RSM UAE, will deliver an address on how tax implementations will affect business with his talk, VAT’s ......read more

Punjabi By Nature launches its online ordering portal

Punjabi By Nature, a Punjabi cuisine restaurant located in the heart of Oud Metha, now offers online ordering through its website  Place an order online with the code ‘PBN15’ to avail a 15% discount on one’s order  Punjabi by Nature provides online ordering through its website Punjabi By Nature provides free home delivery during the day Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 10, 2017:  Punjabi By Nature, an authentic Punjabi restaurant located in Oud Metha, presents its online order form on its website. Serving up authentic Punjabi food, Punjabi by Nature will be giving a straight 15% discount to its customers upon ordering online using the code ‘PBN15’.    With a menu that includes appetizers like a juicy Tangdi Kebab and flavorsome Punjabi Kofta, a richly flavored ......read more

Other Top Stories from Food and Packaging Industry
 
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

Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club invites couples to enjoy romantic brunch at Longines Valentine's Day ...…

Dubai, UAE, February 6, 2017:  Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club will host the Longines Valentine’s Day Polo Cup 2017 in association with La Martina on Friday, February 10 from 1pm, in what is set to be a spectacular afternoon of polo in a truly romantic setting.  Four polo teams consisting of local and international players will compete to win the coveted Longines ......read more

Al Rawdah Caps Successful 2016 With 10% Growth and New Technology Investments…

Continues delivering food security for the UAE through state of the art local production capabilities Dubai, UAE – February 1, 2017:  Emirates Modern Poultry Co., also known as Al Rawdah, posted 8-10% growth through 2016 despite economic headwinds. The firm continued expanding its mandate of delivering food security for the UAE through local production, exceptional rearing ......read more

Punjabi by Nature spices up the season with its new menu…

Punjabi By Nature, a Punjabi cuisine restaurant located in the heart of Oud Metha, introduces an all-new menu With new arrivals bearing the same home-made rustic charm, Punjabi By Nature’s new offers a range of delightful treats for every palate Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 31, 2017:  Punjabi By Nature, a restaurant that weaves a tale of Punjab’s rich heritage ......read more

El Sur - The Perfect Paella…

  Dubai, UAE, January 31, 2017:  If perfectly cooked rice, full of Spanish flavour and packed with fresh authentic ingredients isn’t on your radar, then it soon will be with El Sur’s new Paella menu, expertly crafted and made by a true Paella master, it is one to tick off the list! History of the dish Originating from Eastern Spain, Valencia lays claim to the first ......read more

A Grand Opening; Grand Hyper to Open Its 42nd Outlet in Muhaisnah (SONAPUR)…

Dubai, UAE, January 30, 2017:  Grand Hyper, one of the largest hypermarket chains in the Middle East, owned by Regency Group Dubai, announced the inauguration of its 42nd outlet, at a press conference held at JW Marriot, Jeddaf. The new outlet in Muhaisnah will be inaugurated on 2nd Feb at 4.30pm.The store will offer the best in products, pricing and services and open up a new experience of ......read more

Celebrate Valentine's Day with Your Loved One at St Tropez Bistro…

Dubai, UAE, January 30, 2017:  Take your loved one onto a culinary journey to France with a specially designed four course set menu. St. Tropez Bistro, located at the Mall of Emirates and Century Village, offers guests elegant surroundings and a traditional taste of French cuisine to immerse in, this Valentine’s Day. Highlights from the menu include grilled fillet of beef with ......read more

Consumer Demand for Product Knowledge Feeds Exhibitor Interest in World Food – a Dedicated New Zone ...…

Origin and source key to food marketing, research shows, as Brazil and Ireland prepare largest-ever Gulfood outings Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa regions are key growth drivers of packaged food globally Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2017:  A surge in consumer demand for knowledge of food origin and source is now a key factor for successful sales and marketing in the global food industry, ......read more

Take your love to new heights this Valentine's Day at Pullman Dubai Jumeirah Lakes Towers…

Dubai UAE, 26 January 2017:  To celebrate the month of love, Pullman Dubai Jumeriah Lakes Towers is offering you the chance to treat your loved one to an experience to remember at both Fit and Spa Lounge and Manzoni Italian Restaurant. With stunning panoramic views of Dubai from your treatment room, Fit and Spa Lounge is situated on the 34th floor of the 5* property that is located in ......read more

Prestat's Decadent Valentine's Day Collection…

Dubai, UAE, January 25, 2017:  Discover the best Valentine's Day Chocolates from HRH Queen Elizabeth’s favourite chocolatiers, Prestat, proud owner of two Royal Warrants and the very inspiration for Roald Dahl’s character of Willy Wonka. The heart-shaped box is a Valentine's Day classic, and Prestat elevates the experience with its luxurious packaging and bold colours ......read more

Let Music Be The Food of Love, Come to Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre this Valentine's Day…

Valentine’s Day Special Dinner Buffet at Medley Restaurant 23rd January 2017, Dubai, UAE:  Enjoy the ultimate Deira date and treat your beloved one to an extra special Valentine’s Day at Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre. From arrival, the evening will be filled with romantic touches as guests are greeted with a glass of sparkling grape and a single red rose followed by a ......read more

World-Class Power Brands to Boost Regional Presence at Gulfood 2017…

Middle East stands out as a key growth area for food providers in global packaged F&B, with market tipped to reach USD2.2 trillion by 2020   Dubai, UAE, January 21, 2017:  The most significant representation of leading F&B brands the MENA region has ever seen will soon be converging in Dubai, as more than 140 major international food and beverage producers come together at the ......read more

Detergents need not be deterrents…

Learn how to use detergents while keeping your skin safe Detergents and cleaning agents are our hard-working helpers. They rise to the challenge when the dishes pile up, the laundry basket overflows and bathroom tiles collect mildew. They help remove the unwanted grease and grime, and bring in the sparkle, the shine and the squeaky clean. They’re smart and hazardous too. When used for ......read more

Barilla Announces Regional Expansion into Saudi Arabia…

World’s leading pasta brand partners with Mayar Foods to distribute Italian products through retailers across the Kingdom Dubai, UAE, January, 16, 2017:  Barilla, the world’s leading pasta brand, has announced regional expansion into Saudi Arabia in partnership with Mayar Foods for  distribution of its Italian products through retailers across the Kingdom.  The ......read more

Fathima Group opens its flagship hypermarket in Dubai…

The 35,000-sq.ft. hypermarket, located on Khalid Bin Walid Street, will serve residents in the busy Bur Dubai area.  The UAE-based business conglomerate will soon unveil 4 more hypermarkets, further consolidating its retail presence in the GCC and India.  Dubai, UAE, January 15, 2017:   Fathima Group, the UAE-based retail major, opened its largest hypermarket in Dubai in ......read more

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