F&B

Company Profile: Shokri Hassan Trading Company

by Mahak Mannan | 28 Jun 2018

Ali Karmostaji, general manager, Shokri Hassan Trading Company tells us about the latest developments in the market. What is your best selling product in the UAE? Our best selling product has to be the SanLucar brand of Bananas from Ecuador. What makes it unique? Bananas love the tropics so the experienced Ecuadorian growers always ensure

Glee Hospitality Solutions to strengthen portfolio

by Mahak Mannan | 21 Jun 2018

Since being established in 2009, Glee Hospitality Solutions have worked to offer end-to-end solutions in restaurant concept development and restaurant management. With 10 concepts currently under the company’s management, Glee has now announced an additional 12 new projects in the pipeline, working with local talent and businesses to deliver an array of unique and exciting

Only 20% of UAE residents consume the required level of protein

by Mahak Mannan | 05 Jun 2018

Despite the growing trend of protein-enriched foods, 80% of UAE residents claim that they do not reach the daily intake of protein. The finding was revealed in a new survey conducted by YouGov and commissioned by Arla Foods, in an effort to better understand consumers’ attitudes towards protein and drive awareness around the importance of

Opinion: Why F&B is taking over the retail sector

by Mahak Mannan | 24 May 2018

Joao Garcia, head chef of Butcha Steakhouse and Grill believes that the food and beverage industry is set to take over the shopping industry in retail space, not just within the UAE but globally too and here he explains what factors could lead to the shift. Over the past few years, the retail sector in

FrieslandCampina targets GCC expansion

by Mahak Mannan | 01 Mar 2018

Following their launch in the UAE  last year, FrieslandCampina aims to go strong in 2018. Speaking to Catering News Middle East Stefan Hoonhoud, business development manager, FrieslandCampina Middle East said, “We are trying out a few new innovations but are focusing on Debic at this year’s Gulfood. “Our aim is to break into the food

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

Feature: Pitching a restaurant concept to investors

by Patrick Ryan | 13 Dec 2017

If you had the chance to present your restaurant concept to a panel of investors, what would they most want to know? Jennifer Pettinger-Haines, founder of the Global Restaurant Investment Forum, finds out. One of the highlights of the upcoming Global Restaurant Investment Forum, being held at Palazzo Versace Dubai from 12-14 March, 2018, is

Everything you need to know about the Leaders in Food & Beverage Awards 2017

by Crystal Chesters | 06 Aug 2017

This page answers some frequently asked questions about the Leaders in Food & Beverage Awards 2017. ***NOMINATIONS DEADLINE: 7 September 2017*** How do I nominate? You can either download the categories, nomination guidelines and nomination form using the below links or email catering@bncpublishing.net to have them sent to you. Send your completed nomination form(s) to catering@bncpublishing.net by Thursday

CATEGORIES: Leaders in Food & Beverage Awards 2017

by Crystal Chesters | 06 Aug 2017

The Leaders in F&B Awards 2017 will celebrate the leading restaurants and individuals working in the Middle East’s F&B industry. The full list of 18 categories is detailed below. For nomination enquiries and to request a nomination form, please contact catering@bncpublishing.net  RESTAURANTS *Please note: nominated venues can be within a hotel or stand-alone concepts, owned by

Video: How AccorHotels redefined its F&B strategy

by Staff writer | 12 Apr 2017

BNC Publishing hospitality group editor, Crystal Chesters interviewed AccorHotels chief executive officer group food & beverage, Amir Nahai at the Global Restaurant Investment Forum at Fairmont The Palm Dubai on 11 April, about his strategies for the development of the group’s global F&B offering.









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