Food trade from Peru to Middle East increases exponentially

by Dina Maaty | 09 Mar 2017

Trade from Peru to the Middle East has increased radically from seven million dollars to US$436 million within five years.  Speaking to Catering News Middle East on the sidelines of Gulfood 2017, Ministry of foreign trade and tourism of Peru director, Alvaro Silva-Santisteban said: “The growth in terms of export has not just been sustainable,

Gulfood 2017 Highlights

by Dina Maaty | 08 Mar 2017

The 22nd edition of Gulfood opened its doors at Dubai World Trade Centre on March 26, 2017. Over the course of 5 days, 90,000 food professionals from 150 countries participated in the exhibition and below are some of the highlights from the different stands.

Gulfood Innovation Awards winners revealed

by Patrick Ryan | 27 Feb 2017

Gulfood 2017, the 22nd edition of the world’s largest annual food industry exhibition crowned its Innovation Awards winners at a ceremony held at the Conrad Hotel on Sunday 26 February. The Innovation Awards, sponsored by Al Dahra, recognise and honour new and improved innovations and technologies being adopted by Gulfood exhibitors. One of the companies

Putting France first

by Dina Maaty | 27 Feb 2017

Business France, the national agency supporting the French economy, is showcasing around 70 companies at Gulfood 2017. Business France director in the Middle East, Marc Cagnard, said: “France is recognised for its technical expertise and high quality products, especially in the food sector, and the Middle East is an important market for us, with the

Kiwi flavour with NZMP

by Patrick Ryan | 27 Feb 2017

NZMP, the ingredients brand of Fonterra, exporter of dairy products, is making its standalone debut at Gulfood after spending 40 years partnering with Middle Eastern and African food and beverage manufacturers. A senior figure with the firm said Gulfood is a strategic event that offers the NZMP team, from New Zealand, the chance to connect

VIDEO: Invest Northern Ireland stands tall at Gulfood 2017

by Patrick Ryan | 27 Feb 2017

One of the up and coming markets that is creating a stir at Gulfood this year is Northern Ireland. Invest Northern Ireland head of business development – Middle East, Food Division, Karl Devlin said: “I’m delighted that so many Northern Irish food companies are active in the Middle East market. “It’s great to see more

Lavazza showcases new range at Gulfood 2017

by Dina Maaty | 27 Feb 2017

The Italian coffee producer Lavazza is showcasing its existing product range along with its new coffee blend ‘¡Tierra!’ at Gulfood, which runs until 2 March.     The company is exhibiting all its range of products for each of the café, restaurant and hotel sectors. Its latest product launch, ¡Tierra!, is exclusively available for the food

Gulfood Interview: Valrhona

by Crystal Chesters | 27 Feb 2017

French premium chocolate manufacturer, Valrhona, will showcase its new Inspiration range at Gulfood 2017. Why are you attending Gulfood in 2017? Since 2009, Valrhona has been significantly growing in the Middle Eastern area, and Gulfood has been a key rendez-vous to meet with our customers (chefs or F&B managers) from the whole Arabic peninsula and

Gulfood interview: Koita

by Crystal Chesters | 27 Feb 2017

Mustafa Koita established Koita in 2013 with the objective of bringing premium and organic food products to consumers in the Middle East.  This year marks Koita’s third appearance at Gulfood and the company looks forward to showcasing its three ranges of Koita Milk including organic, lactose-free and non-GMO soy varieties. Why are you attending Gulfood

Gulfood 2017 opens its doors

by Crystal Chesters | 26 Feb 2017

The 22nd edition of Gulfood opened its doors at Dubai World Trade Centre today and will run until 2 March. Spread across 1,000,000 ft2, the exhibition is expected to receive up to 90,000 food professionals from 150 countries over five days. Dubai World Trade Centre senior vice president, exhibitions & event management, Trixie LohMirmand, commented:

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