13-17 FEBRUARY 2022
DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE

13-17 FEBRUARY 2022
DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE

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  • Grubhub released its third “State of the Plate” report this week, taking a look at how and what consumers have been eating over the last six months. The report delved into hundreds of thousands of del ...
  • There are lots of global food trends the city has embraced already this year, and we’ve rounded up seven we think you should be trying right now. Just don’t delay – blink and you’ll miss some of these ...
  • The dish: halwa goes global This rich, fudge-like confection, which in its simplest form is made from ground sesame seeds and sugar, has been a staple in the Middle Eastern kitchen for centuries. In 2 ...
  • t’s Healthy Eating Week, the British Nutrition Foundation’s annual campaign to encourage people to make positive changes to their lifestyle. No, this doesn’t mean you only have to eat healthy food onc ...
  • Firas Al-Zaid’s farm-to-table dining project brings together young Kuwaiti chefs who prepare meals using the finest local ingredients Community Table has stayed afloat through the COVID-19 pandemic th ...
  • The oldest dairy in the UAE, Al Ain Farms has always been supporting families, moms and all those who crave a cup of milk on a daily basis, in making the right choice when it comes to freshness and nu ...
  • Abu Dhabi-based food and beverages company Agthia Group said on Monday that its shareholders have approved the acquisition of a majority stake in processed meat producer Nabil Foods, after receiving t ...
  • Fresh Del Monte has announced a new partnership with The Walt Disney Company that will add Disney characters to fruit packaging in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The collaboration mar ...
  • Saudi Arabia's Almarai, the biggest dairy company in the Middle East, is buying Binghatti Beverages Manufacturing's production facility in the UAE for Dh215 million ($58.54m) as it continues to expand ...
  • Saudi citizens who have received two vaccination shots, or one shot at least two weeks prior to travel, those who have recovered from coronavirus within the last six months and those who are under 18 ...
  • Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has praised the emirate’s recent success in hosting safe large-scale events against the backdrop of a lingering pandemic. Speaking ...
  • The first phase of a new initiative that seeks to triple the UAE’s food production has been launched in Dubai. The Food Tech Valley was launched on Saturday, May 1, by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Ma ...
  • It can be hard to keep up with the plant-based food industry. Every month seems to bring buzzy product launches and press releases from startups about the millions of dollars they’ve raised from inves ...
  • As the sun set on a recent Saturday afternoon, Joel Matos fist-bumped and thanked the dozen or so volunteers who were leaving the outdoor food pantry he runs out of a church parking lot on the border ...
  • Mumbai-based Evo Foods was founded in 2019 by Kartik Dixit and Shraddha Bhansali, and with the help of biotechnology, plant proteins are obtained from lentils thus creating a 100% vegan egg liquid tha ...
  • Singapore-based food technology company Sophie’s Bionutrients has announced the launch of plant-based burger patty made from microalgae. The company claims that its alternative meat patty contains mor ...
  • Customers will also be allowed to enter the abattoirs, applying the precautionary measures for physical distancing and wearing masks. The working hours in all abattoirs during Ramadan will be from 8am ...
  • Dubai, UAE: Union Coop, the largest consumer cooperative in the UAE has always maintained its tradition of welcoming the holy month of ‘Ramadan’ with attractive discounts & promotion campaigns and soc ...
  • “After having carefully evaluated the current economic situation, we’re investing more than AED 30 million into our 2021 campaign to allow everyone to enjoy the generous spirit of the Holy Month,” say ...
  • Only one family living in the same house can have iftar and suhoor meals together under strict rules announced in the UAE designed to prevent the spread of coronavirus throughout Ramadan. During the g ...
  • With the advent of the Holy month of Ramadan, UAE residents and visitors are advised to follow certain etiquettes and rules in line with the guidelines issued by the authorities in the country. UAE Ra ...
  • Restaurants, cafes, shisha cafes and hotels in Dubai have been directed to close by 4am during the holy month of Ramadan, which is likely to begin on Tuesday, April 13. According to the latest guideli ...
  • Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president of UAE and ruler of Dubai announced on Sunday the launch of an initiative to raise 100 million dirhams ($27.2 million) for a massive food distribu ...
  • Bord Bia/Irish Food Board was established by an act of the Irish parliament (the Dáil) in 1994. Headquartered in Dublin, it supports the national and international ambitions of Irish food, drink and h ...
  • Mikah Premium Coffee is an Italian coffee brand with its own roasting facilities. Established in 1984, it has always aimed to deliver high quality coffee. The brand took off thanks to the passion and ...
  • Beyond Meat was one of the early start-ups that popularized faux meat and now the NASDAQ New York-listed company sees as competition food giants such as JBS, the world’s biggest meat supplier that sai ...
  • The race to solve food security in the UAE, as well as the wider Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, presents significant opportunity for startups and small businesses. That's according to the ...
  • In 2021, gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to swell to Dh373.15 billion as per the estimates of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). A steady rise in economic activity over the years has allo ...
  • During the pandemic 92 percent of people saw Dubai as the safest place in the world to conduct business meetings, Dubai Tourism Chief Helal Saeed Almarri revealed on Thursday. “The desire to do busine ...
  • Bidfood KSA, (Al Diyafa Company for Catering Services), the KSA’s leading multi-channel foodservice distributor, today announced that the company has struck another exclusive agreement with General Mi ...
  • Naif Alrajhi Investment has signed a collaboration agreement with Addmind Hospitality to open a number of concepts in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh. Known for its diversification expertise and stra ...
  • Almarai Company has announced that chief executive officer Alois Hofbauer resigned from his post earlier this month due to personal reasons. The Board of Directors has subsequently appointed Georges P ...
  • One of the most celebrated young Emirati chefs has opened a new restaurant at Dubai Mall. Khaled Al Saadi, who recently collaborated with Boca DIFC for a special Emirati menu, has opened Micro by Papp ...
  • Global ingredients players set the tone for ‘Food Production, Reinvented’ at Gulfood Manufacturing As industries across the globe go through stages of evolution, the food industry is in the midst of a ...
  • According to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), the region has high demand for agricultural products as local natural conditions are unfavourable for agricultural prod ...
  • Here are some hard-to-gulp food facts for starters: In a world where 1 in 9 people do not have enough food*, an estimated 1.3 billion tonnes of edible food is wasted worldwide** The total volume of wa ...
  • Following a record 2017 edition that welcomed in excess of 97,000 visitors across 1 Million square feet of exhibition space, Gulfood - the world’s largest annual food event is placing innovation at th ...
  • Food Businesses, how does your shopping list stack up? F&B growth drivers are enhancing the show floor at #Gulfood 2018
  • On the one hand, online shopping is gaining ground faster than ever; PwC concluded that 29% of the Middle Eastern consumers now shop online per month (6% rise from 23% in 2013)¹ and for the first time ...
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  • The 2018 event promises to be bigger than all previous editions. The fully booked-out show will welcome more than 5,000 exhibitors. Spread over one million square feet exhibition space, Gulfood 2018 w ...
  • The report, commissioned to Euromonitor International, brings together macro-economics insights, consumer trends, challenges, opportunities and success cases across five major F&B sectors: Beverages, ...
  • With Saudi’s domestic food producers receiving a confidence boost for their dairy, snacks, ice-cream, mineral water, tea and coffee production, a host of international suppliers are also reaping rewar ...
  • The in-depth report follows a Euromonitor International market study based on official published sources and trade surveys with local and global manufacturers, distributors, trade associations and gov ...
  • ABCC added that Brazil shipped 149,700 tons to the Arab states, a 15.8 per cent growth compared with the same period in 2017. This increase reflects the continuing robust trade relations between the S ...
  • Saudi appetite for organic food on the rise

    07 Sep 2018 Arabian Business
    The leading driver of this trend is health reasons (64 percent) with 49 percent of consumers believing organic food to be healthy, more natural (45 percent) and safer for consumption (44 percent) when ...
  • Retail experts have noted that shoppers in the country have become well acquainted with the consumption tax, and that sales have once again picked up after the slight slump in the beginning of the yea ...
  • Population and tourism growth are expected to drive food demand and consumption in the region over the next two years Food imports in the GCC are forecast to double to $53.1 billion by 2020 Over 95,00 ...
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