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VIDEO: New Zealand firm doubles down on success at Gulfood 2018

by Patrick Ryan | 19 Feb 2018

The dairy product market in the Middle Eastern region has witnessed extraordinary growth in the last number of years. At the spearhead of that movement is New Zealand dairy product company Open Country. Catering News Middle East had a chat with Open Country’s CEO Steve Koekemoer (pictured right) at the event. “We have a lot

Gallery: Gulfood 2018 in pictures

by Patrick Ryan | 19 Feb 2018

It’s the second day of Gulfood 2018 at Dubai World Trade Centre and Catering News Middle East was on the ground to capture all the action…

VIDEO: Bidfood predicts strong 2018 following a challenging year

by Staff writer | 19 Feb 2018

With new platforms, new brands and partnerships already in the pipeline for 2018, business is looking positive, according to the distributor Bidfood. “The first months of 2018 have shown that we are out of the tough 2017 times. The momentum at Gulfood shows that everybody is back on track and very energetic to show good

Vive La France at Gulfood 2018

by Patrick Ryan | 19 Feb 2018

His Excellency Ludovic Pouille, the French Ambassador to the UAE, has praised Gulfood as a “strategic gateway” for French food and beverage producers exploring increased export potential across the rapidly emerging consumer markets of the Middle East, Africa and Asia. More than 70 specialist food and beverage companies, led by Business France, are participating in

Khyber Indian restaurant launches new Thali tasting concept

by Staff writer | 19 Feb 2018

Located in DUKES Dubai, on the Palm Jumeirah, the fine-dining restaurant has launched a new a la carte menu featuring both non-vegetarian and vegetarian Thali offerings. The Thali tasting concept offers diners the chance to sample a wide variety of starters, main course and desserts from the a la carte menu. The new menu is

SugarMoo Launches First Sit Down Lounge

by Staff writer | 19 Feb 2018

SugarMoo Desserts has launched their first ever sit down concept at One Third Food Hall – the UAE’s first concept featuring only homegrown brands situated in Dar Wasl, a new community in Jumeirah, Dubai that aims to form a development of affordable, good quality and innovative food and beverage concepts that empower talented entrepreneurs. Referred

American Dream for Farm Food at Gulfood

by Patrick Ryan | 18 Feb 2018

America is calling for Egyptian company Farm Food. The CEO of the company that specialises in frozen fruit and vegetables revealed as much to Catering News Middle East at Gulfood 2018. “Farm Food is restructuring right now, we are taking the approach that the factory now will be an FDA certified facility for the US

VIDEO: Italian Trade Agency warns consumers against fraudulent products

by Staff writer | 18 Feb 2018

Consumers need to be aware of unfair practices and producers when dealing with Italian products, according to Gianpaolo Bruno, trade commissioner, Italian Trade Agency for UAE, Oman and Pakistan. “What we are exhibiting here shows that authentic Italian products are produced under strict regulations in terms of supervision of the whole chain from the farm

VIDEO: Irish food board turns Gulfood green

by Patrick Ryan | 18 Feb 2018

Green is a colour that has long been associated with Ireland, but Bord Bia, the Irish food board, was taking the Emerald Isle’s connection with the colour quite literally as it promoted its Origin Green programme at Gulfood. Michael Hussey, director Middle East Markets, Bord Bia was on hand to speak to Catering News Middle

VIDEO: CNIEL set to expand business at Gulfood 2018

by Staff writer | 18 Feb 2018

French dairy products are becoming increasingly popular in the Middle East among both consumers and businesses according to the French Dairy Interbranch Organisation (CNIEL). “French cream in particular is becoming popular because in the UAE, people like cakes and you need fresh cream make French cakes and the French pastry batter is very delicate too.

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