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

Yas Island launches Club Social

by Mahak Mannan | 26 Mar 2018

Event agency Brag and Miral have collaborated to create Club Social, a platform that celebrates social media through a new destination and meet-up concept. The first edition of Club Social, which takes place from 27-28 April, will focus on food and delivering a weekend’s worth of dining and lounging on Yas Island.  In a waterfront, interactive setup,

The Salad Jar to hit supermarket shelves

by Crystal Chesters | 17 Sep 2017

The Salad Jar will partner with Fine Fare Food to launch its products at Spinneys and Waitrose this month, marking its first move into retail, Catering News has learned. The company, which specialises in directly distributing its jarred salads to customers via an app-based delivery service, will start by stocking its top six selling salad

Opinion: Authentic Ethnic

by Crystal Chesters | 03 Jan 2017

Mario Haddad, managing Partner Al Falamanki discusses capturing the mood of the UAE market through retail and quality food provenance  Food and beverage outlets in the UAE are contending with a busy marketplace as new venues open daily, tempting customers to try the latest and greatest. We are all focused on attracting new guests but more

Homegrown concept Tub of Butter launches in Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 14 Dec 2016

 Tub of Butter, a newly developed fine foods concept with a retail element has opened on Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road. Serving breakfast lunch and dinner, the deli counters offers pastries, desserts, Italian cold cuts, olives, jams, Mediterranean cheeses, roast chicken and pizza. Tala Khamis, managing partner, Tub of Butter said: “It’s been my dream to

4 Corners introduces Gary Rhodes branded juice range

by Crystal Chesters | 30 Aug 2016

British juice producer Bensons, has teamed up with Gary Rhodes OBE, global restaurateur and Michelin-starred chef to create Rhodes juices, which are being supplied by 4 Corners in the Middle East market. The bespoke range of juice, created for Rhodes restaurants and VOX cinemas includes five flavours: Rhodes No1 – The Orange One, with apple, orange juice

New F&B and retail concept Tub of Butter to open in Dubai

by Dina Maaty | 17 Feb 2016

Gates Hospitality will launch new F&B and retail outlet Tub of Butter on Sheikh Zayed Road Dubai in the third quarter of this year. The concept will be a retail space combined with an eatery, where diners can have breakfast, lunch and dinner in a relaxed environment. Naim Maadad, CEO of Gates Hospitality, the brainchild

Appetite Catering launches first store in UAE

by Sophia Soltani | 13 Dec 2015

Appetite Catering has extended its  food enterprise with the launch of Appetite: The Shop, which recently opened its doors in Business Bay Avenue.

Retail & Beyond announces expansion plans for 2016

by Dina Maaty | 04 Nov 2015

Retail & Beyond Commercial Investment, the holding company for the award-winning Dubai-based Pantry Café brand, is on track to expand its F&B operations across the emirates with two new openings planned in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the next 9 months.

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