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Majid Al Futtaim to Launch B2B Service For The HORECA Sector

by Mahak Mannan | 20 Feb 2019

The service will provide a wide range of high-quality food and non-food solutions to cover the needs of the HORECA industry and B2B customers, with incentivised pricing for volume-based orders. Majid Al Futtaim, the shopping mall, communities, retail, and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, today announced that it will launch Carrefour Business

British Producers Eye Increased Trade At Gulfood To Offset Brexit

by Mahak Mannan | 20 Feb 2019

As the UK and European Union governments navigate the complex impasse over Brexit, a raft of British food and beverage producers from multiple sectors are leveraging this week’s Gulfood mega fair at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) to offset potential business losses in the event of a no-deal exit from Europe. With more than 79

Dubai Set To Host The International Cheese Festival

by Mahak Mannan | 18 Feb 2019

SOPEXA, the international partner of food and beverage companies, is launching the largest cheese event of its kind in the Middle East, as part of this year’s Dubai Food Festival. The Dubai Cheese Fest will take place at the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, from 7pm on 22 February and 12 noon

Gulfood Report Predicts Increased F&B Spending

by Mahak Mannan | 17 Feb 2019

The Middle East and Africa have been identified as areas of high potential in international food trade, leading global demand for health and wellness packaged products. Worldwide consumption of food and beverages will account for 8.9% of GDP by 2030, up from today’s 8.5%, according to the Gulfood Global Industry Outlook Report 2019 released today

ITA Highlights Latest Culinary Food Trends At Gulfood

by Mahak Mannan | 17 Feb 2019

Gianpaolo Bruno, trade commissioner to the UAE, Oman, and Pakistan at the Italian Trade Agency tells us about their participation. Speaking at the first day of Gulfood 2019, Bruno said: “The Italian pavilion is 2000 sqm and hosts 180 Italian companies offering the best of Italian produce in terms of food ingredients and business proposals for

IHG Acquires Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas for $300m

by Mahak Mannan | 14 Feb 2019

InterContinental Hotels Group has agreed to buy the brands and operating companies of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas for $300 million in cash. Six Senses currently manages 16 hotels and resorts, with 18 management contracts signed in its pipeline, and more than 50 further deals under active discussion. It operates properties in the Maldives, the

WATCH: HH Sheikh Mohammed Unveils Dubai Airports’ New Brand Identity

by Mahak Mannan | 14 Feb 2019

Dubai Airports’ new DXB brand aims to position the world’s busiest international airport as a major destination for culture, hospitality, and entertainment. Millions of travellers passing through the world’s biggest airport, Dubai International (DXB) will soon get to experience unmatched hospitality, a culture of vibrant imagination, as well as a mesmerising mosaic of exciting and

Leva Hotel Mazaya Centre Opens Doors

by Mahak Mannan | 13 Feb 2019

Leva Hotels has announced the launch of their 4-star hotel on Sheikh Zayed road, Dubai. The new hotel houses 178 rooms with chic interiors, custom designs and fittings, luxurious bedding, and fine furnishings that have been carefully selected to simplify and enhance guest stay. Located in Mazaya Centre, Leva stands in the midst of celebrated tourist

Lavazza Set To Launch ¡Tierra! Colombia At Gulfood

by Mahak Mannan | 13 Feb 2019

For the fourth year in a row at Gulfood, Lavazza will be present with its existing, well-known product range, with displays devoted to its various products for the HORECA sector. Lavazza currently holds the leading position in the GCC market in the R&G sector with a 14.2% market share. The food & service sector has

Black Tap Brings Its CrazyShake Milkshakes To InterContinental Dubai

by Mahak Mannan | 13 Feb 2019

Having taken over Dubai with two venues south of the creek, New York cult burger venue Black Tap is rounding out its city-wide portfolio with a third venue, this time on the north side of the city. Responding to the consumer demand, Black Tap’s famous craft burger creations and monster CrazyShake milkshakes, have landed at









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