Italian food export to the UAE reaches over $350 million

by Staff Writer | 25 Feb 2018

More than 190 Italian companies took part in the Italian Food Lab at Gulfood this year. Displaying products from cheese, coffee and pasta to agricultural produce, Italian exhibitors at Gulfood are looking to benefit from the growing trade in the region. “According to recent reports, the food and beverage sector in the Gulf Cooperation Council

M&S launches new vegetarian range of products in the Gulf

by Staff Writer | 25 Feb 2018

The food and beverage branch of the outlet has created a new range of products for vegetarians, flexitarians and consumers looking for plant based food products. Building on the growing demand of healthy eating, Marks & Spencer has launched their Veggie range, which includes a selection of dishes like the Edamame Bean Burgers and Sweetcorn

VIDEO: TSSC targets new restaurant and hotel openings before Expo 2020

by Staff Writer | 25 Feb 2018

TSSC is looking to build on the growth in demand leading up to Dubai Expo 2020. Speaking on the sidelines of Gulfood 2018, Bahar said: “There are 1600 new restaurants coming to the UAE in the next year so we are looking at that and understand that Dubai Expo 2020 is around the corner too.

VIDEO: Super foods is the next step for Peru

by Staff Writer | 22 Feb 2018

After growing 69% in food trade to the UAE in 2017, Peru aims to achieve more than 100% growth this year. Speaking to Catering News Middle East on the side-lines of Gulfood 2018, Alvaro Silva-Santisteban, director, Peru Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism said: “Last year we did not just meet our monthly targets but

Cherry Rocher aims to build strong Gulf Market

by Staff Writer | 21 Feb 2018

After exporting their first shipment to the region last year, the French syrup brand is looking to fill the gap of quality competition. “There are a few key players in the region, some of them are French and have been dealing here for quite some years,” Cyrille Guegaden, export manager North Europe, Asia, Pacific for

VIDEO: Agthia group is Vitamin D strong in the region

by Staff Writer | 20 Feb 2018

Launched earlier this month, Al Ain Plus Vitamin D aims to address Vitamin D deficiency in the UAE. “Al Ain Vitamin D has been developed through consumer insights and talking to the regulatory health authorities because 80% of the people in the UAE suffer from Vitamin D deficiency. “We try to find products that are

Elle and Vire launch new French pattisiers at Gulfood 2018

by Staff Writer | 20 Feb 2018

The French brand is highlighting dairy dessert products at the exhibition. “Elle and Vire is a premium brand for butter and cream and we also have dairy desserts that we are strongly promoting in modern trade across the region,” Alexis Jacquand, managing director, Africa and Middle East for Savencia said. “We have a few new

Hamdard Laboratories launches RoohAfza in the UAE

by Staff Writer | 20 Feb 2018

The FMCG company announced the introduction of their flagship product at Gulfood 2018. The launch marks the brand’s first outing in the UAE, with more products to follow including Safi, a skin cleanser and blood purifier. Roghan Badam Shirin, Joshina, Sualin, Cinkara tonic and additional Unani products will also be launched over a period of

VIDEO: Food export from Chile on the rise

by Staff Writer | 19 Feb 2018

With food export on the rise logistic services between Chile and the Middle East needs to be addressed too. Over the past year, trade between the two countries has been going strong and is expected to increase further in 2018, according to Alejandro Buvinic, director, ProChile. “We have increased about 50% over all in terms

VIDEO: Mathieu Teisseire launches new bottle design

by Staff Writer | 19 Feb 2018

After consulting with bartenders, the flavoured syrup producer has introduced a designer bottle within their professional range. Launching the new bottle design at Gulfood 2018, Boris Chlebec, global brand ambassador, Mathieu Teisseire said, “The bottle celebrates Mathieu Teisseire himself as his signature is engraved at the back, the logo of the region we are based









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