SIAL Middle East Gears Up For Biggest Edition

by Mahak Mannan | 12 Nov 2018

Now in its 9th year, SIAL Middle East 2018 aims to further strengthen its positioning as a platform to meet quality buyers in a trade business-friendly environment. The event will continue to build on an exceptionally successful 2017 edition, which attracted over 1,000 exhibitors, 19,000 unique visitors (a 16% increase over 2016) and 498 fully hosted

Trade Strengthens Between UAE and Italy

by Mahak Mannan | 05 Nov 2018

Trade between Italy and the Middle East reached over €900 million in professional hospitality and approximately €440 million in F&B in the first semester of 2018. An event for the region’s food, agriculture and hospitality professionals took place in Dubai last week focusing on Italian taste and lifestyle organised by Fiera Milano: HostMilano, one of

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

VIDEO: SIAL Middle East at The Leaders in Hospitality Awards

by Mahak Mannan | 21 May 2018

Joanne Cook, Managing Director, SIAL Middle East on why they chose to sponsor the Leaders in Hospitality Awards 2018 and their upcoming plans for the year.  

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: 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.

Chef Middle East launches Taste of Autumn in October 2017

by Dina Maaty | 28 Sep 2017

Chef Middle East is launching Taste of Autumn event, a unique platform for suppliers and customers to meet and interact; discuss the latest food trends, share industry insights, taste products sourced from all over the world and find out more about Chef Middle East, the one-stop solution for all your quality food and beverage requirements.

Barilla launches Mulino Bianco range in Middle East

by Crystal Chesters | 13 Aug 2017

Italian pasta brand, Barilla, has announced the launch of its bakery products, Mulino Bianco in the Middle East. The range includes savoury snacks such as tomato and oregano sfilati and olive sfilati (breadsticks), oven-baked crackers and sfoglie (puff pastries) with olives or tomato and oregano. Sweet bakery items include pastries and Italian cookie varieties such

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

Interview: Quintessence

by Crystal Chesters | 22 Dec 2016

Alexandre Pugnet, managing director of Quintessence, the newly opened UAE branch of a family-run French shellfish and crustacean business, introduces his products to the Middle East market   Why did you set up Quintessence? Quintessence represents a three-generation family business savoir-faire from Brittany, a passion for great quality seafood, caught, produced and farmed with true

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