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Saudi Arabia Gears Up For Foodex

by Mahak Mannan | 18 Oct 2018

Jeddah is set to host the sixth edition of Foodex Saudi this November in which 12 Spanish and 11 Pakistani companies will showcase their products among 600 international brands from more than 32 countries in a bid to attract Saudi food importers, distributors, and investors. Veronica Puente, international director of Spanish Food and Drink Federation

Cover Story: Change Is The Only Constant For HORECA Trade

by Mahak Mannan | 09 Apr 2018

Celebrating 15 years of operation in the UAE, HORECA Trade started from humble beginnings to become one of the most successful foodservice distributors in the market today. Mahak Mannan caught up with the general manager, Wael Al Jamil on its achievements and learning curves over the years. HORECA Trade, a part of Bidfood, the global

VIDEO: Northern Ireland targets hospitality sector for 2018

by Staff writer | 26 Feb 2018

Speaking on the side-lines of Gulfood last week, Invest Northern Ireland said trade to the UAE is growing year on year. “At the moment we are up by over 10% from last year in our food and beverage export and 90% in the dairy sector alone,” Karl Devlin, business development manager- Middle East and Hong

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

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

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: 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

GulfHost and niche food trade shows launched at DWTC

by Crystal Chesters | 18 Sep 2017

Today (Monday 18 September) marked the official opening of events owned and organised by Dubai World Trade Centre – GulfHost 2017 and niche food trade shows The Speciality Food Festival, Seafex Middle East and Yummex ME (jointly organised with Köelnmesse GmbH). Taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre, the events were inaugurated by Dr. Rashid

GulfHost 2017 launches Restaurant Development Conference

by Crystal Chesters | 30 Aug 2017

GulfHost 2017 will launch the Restaurant Development Conference in partnership with ICCA and Middle East Food Forum. Taking place in Dubai from 18-20 September at GulfHost 2017, the forum promises to address the challenges and provide practical insight into starting, running and scaling an F&B business in the region. More than 200 delegates are expected

Gulfood’s Meat & Poultry segment draws global attention

by Crystal Chesters | 19 Feb 2017

The new Meat & Poultry sector at Gulfood 2017 has attracted 259 exhibitors from 35 countries including the biggest sector names from South America, Australia, the Far East, North America and Russia. Meat & Poultry is one of eight dedicated segments in the new sectored layout of the Gulfood exhibition, due to open its 22nd









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