13-17 FEBRUARY 2022
DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE

13-17 FEBRUARY 2022
DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE

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Trends and Insights

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  • The UAE leads the world when it comes to Covid-19 vaccination rates. According to ‘Our World in Data’ statistics, the country has the highest percentage of fully vaccinated residents. Close to 78 per ...
  • Saudi Arabian food and beverage (F&B) giant Almarai has completed the acquisition of Bakemart’s businesses in the UAE and Bahrain in a deal valued at 93.5 million dirhams ($25.4 million).  The transac ...
  • The inaugural list of Middle East & North Africa’s 50 Best Restaurants and its surrounding gastronomic events take place in Abu Dhabi 4th-8th February 2022. To buy tickets and find out more about the ...
  • Our anonymous columnist says the F&B industry has a long way to go before it can claim to be sustainable. Going green. It seems it’s on everybody’s lips these days – but just how much of that is just ...
  • One of the UAE’s best-known supermarkets, Spinneys, has opened a new type of store in Dubai. Located in the Layan community, the store offers customers a sustainable approach to grocery shopping. At 2 ...
  • Set to open first in Mirdif is Sumaya’s, a kitchen that aims to blend traditional Emirati cuisine with popular international flavours. UAE-based restaurant firm Restaurant Secrets Inc is set to launch ...
  • Dubai: Dubai International's (DXB) Terminal 3 is expected to serve more than 1.6 million passengers in the second-half of December during the month's peak seasonal period. Following the opening of the ...
  • Talabat and Dubai Restaurants Group (DRG) have signed an MoU to support 500 qualified DRG members with special talabat registration packages. The collaboration represents a two-year commitment between ...
  • Strong cross-distribution opportunities in consumer markets including the Gulf, Egypt, the United States and Canada BMB is at the cutting edge of healthy food innovation with plans to diversify into f ...
  • Middle East city-state’s open borders and low infection rates are drawing the wealthy, new businesses and tourists Few cities have attracted and welcomed cross-border immigrants like Dubai. Austin and ...
  • The UAE has risen to the top of Bloomberg’s Covid Resilience Ranking, proving once more its mettle in ensuring the safety of its residents and managing crises. n an article published today, Bloomberg ...
  • It’s a brave new world in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The country presents tremendous opportunities for expansion, thanks to the strong commercial market and the penchant for new development. As a mo ...
  • GoodHood is the go-to spot for getting your creativity flowing, but is also a cozy social gathering place for friends and family to enjoy board games such as chess while sipping on their favorite cup ...
  • Want a taste of what’s trending? New Food’s Editor interviews Kerry Taste & Nutrition’s Christina Matrozou to find out about the current and emerging flavour trends of 2021. Read More
  • Dubai: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday allowed the resumption of direct passenger flights to and from the UAE, South Africa and Argentina from Wednesday, state news agency SPA announced. On July 3, the Kingdo ...
  • Dubai (CNN)Rising temperatures and extreme weather events exacerbated by climate change are making farming conditions increasingly challenging and disrupting food distribution. But scientists in some ...
  • Nestlé has hired more than 810 young people under 30 years old since January 2020, and provided internships to more than 230 during the period. The  announcement, made on International Youth Day 2021, ...
  • Improving mental wellbeing, overall mood and physical energy levels were some of the most important health aspects that gained momentum as a result of the pandemic. According to BENEO’s research, almo ...
  • Due to the onset of the pandemic, nine in 10 Indians (90%) agreed that they suffered from some form of stress, while 38% of consumers have shown interest in food with added benefits to cope with stres ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • “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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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