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 Dina Maaty | 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

VIDEO: Anchor Food Professionals say cheese at Gulfood

by Patrick Ryan | 19 Feb 2018

Anchor Food Professionals were saying cheese, literally, at Gulfood this year as they promoted their new range of products.   “We took the chance to launch our Anchor soft cream cheese two months ago.  That is one that we are demonstrating here on the stand,” said general manager – foodservice, CAMEA, Fonterra Brands Middle East.

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

VIDEO: Italian Trade Agency warns consumers against fraudulent products

by Dina Maaty | 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: CNIEL set to expand business at Gulfood 2018

by Dina Maaty | 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.

Consumer spend in the F&B sector set to increase

by Dina Maaty | 14 Feb 2018

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) will deliver the strongest regional growth for the international food and beverage industry, a report has found. High birth rates, expanding cities and growing employment will be the key factors behind a positive outlook in the region according to the Gulfood Global Industry Outlook Report. The report follows a

New Products by Anchor Food Professionals at Gulfood

by Dina Maaty | 11 Feb 2018

Anchor Food Professionals will be showcasing their new foodservice solutions for the Middle East at Gulfood 2018. The new products include a soft style Cream Cheese, Fonterra shredded mozzarella and Red Cow white cheese. “As consumers get busier around the world, the demand to eat high-quality food out of home is rising quickly, making the

Italian Trade Agency Weighs In On Authenticity at Gulfood 2018

by Dina Maaty | 11 Feb 2018

The Italian Trade Agency will be highlighting the importance of recognising authentic Italian food products at this year’s Gulfood. Participating for their second year at the event, which takes place at World Trade Centre next week, the Italian Trade agency will be hosting an Italian Food Lab showcasing quality produce, cooking shows and informative sessions

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