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    Homegrown Concept NÜWATER – The UAE's First Alternative to Plastic Bottled Water

    Pure mineral water sourced from one of the deepest springs in the world, and packed in a first-of-its-kind resealable and recyclable can.    United Arab Emirates,  September 24, 2020:  NÜWATER, a UAE-based initiative, brings to the market – mineral and nutrient-packed water sustainably sourced from the freshest springs in the world in a first-of-its-kind aluminium can with a resealable lid allowing multiple use.  Created as the UAE’s first alternative to plastic bottled water, NÜWATER aims to combat the harmful impact that plastic has on our environment. In addition to creating a completely recyclable can, ten per cent of the gross profit will be donated to UAE Water Aid to advance projects in water sustainability around the world. Using a 100 per cent carbon neutral ......read more

    City Centre Deira Welcomes Burger Joint Pickl

    21 September 2020 - Dubai, UAE:   Much-loved burger brand Pickl has listened to its burgerites and opened its sixth location, in City Centre Deira. The shiny new restaurant is located on the second floor, alongside some of Dubai’s best eateries.   The homegrown burger joint, will also be bringing back the indulgent BOUJEE BIRD for a limited time only. Taking center stage is a behemoth hunk of freshly fried chicken, with a crispy coat hiding marvellously moist meat, a scoop of vanilla ice-cream, topped with hot butter honey and cushioned by a signature potato bun. The marvelous creation will be featured on the menu in collaboration with the unveiling of the mall’s impressive glass beehive, with each restaurant venue being challenged to create a honey infused dish – sweet!   Burger enthusiast, ......read more

    Cinnabon Celebrates 20 Sweet Years in the UAE

    Dubai, 21 September 2020:  Cravia Group, the parent company of Cinnabon, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Zaatar w Zeit and Five Guys, is celebrating two decades of sweet success with Cinnabon’s 20th anniversary in the UAE. This comes at the same time of celebrating the founding of Cravia Group 20 years ago when the first Cinnabon store opened in the capital. Founded in Seattle, Washington in 1985, the company’s world-famous cinnamon rolls are popular worldwide, including the discerning UAE residents. Introduced into the country in 2001 with its first bakery opening in Abu Dhabi Mall, Cinnabon has since expanded to 31 outlets reaching out to loyal customers across Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Sharjah and Ajman. An instant obsession, the Classic Roll has provided millions of people with memories of its' enticing ......read more

    Lipton and Peace One Day Join Forces in Global Partnership for International Day of Peace 2020

    Clock towers and landmarks in 11 countries lit up with global call to action to drive peace on 21 September   United Arab Emirates,  September 20, 2020:   Lipton, the world’s leading tea brand, and Peace One Day are uniting for the UN International Day of Peace, 21 September 2020, to inspire the world to connect and Make Tea Time Peace Time.  Together the organisations created an ambitious global moment of solidarity, with iconic clock towers and landmarks across the planet taken over and lit up with projections encouraging the world to connect and Make Tea Time Peace Time. Installations shone bright around the world, crossing eight time zones, from Sydney, Australia; to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; passing by Dubai, UAE; across Europe with London, Paris, Brussels, Berlin, Rotterdam and Amsterdam; ......read more

    Lebanon's Favorite Tawouk Restaurant Expands Its Presence in the UAE

    Uniterd Arab Emirates, 20 September 2020: Malak Al Tawouk Restaurant, one of the most popular Lebanese fast-food chain, has opened its 4th branch in Souq Extra in Dubai Silicon Oasis.  The exceptional Malak Al Tawouk brand has been introduced in the UAE early this year with three branches in Hessa street, Motor City and Bay Avenue. The company aims to expand the brand across the UAE with the opening of a new store in Matajer Al Juraina, Sharjah and a delivery Unit in Abu Dhabi in the coming months. Founded in 1996 with over 40 branches in Lebanon, Malak Al Tawouk is a famous Lebanese fast-food chain serving the best Tawouk Sandwiches with a sumptuous selection of delicious Burgers and Platters. The brand is famous of its large classic Tawouk sandwiches folded in fresh Lebanese bread with a wide selection of ......read more

    Majid Al Futtaim Inaugurates its First Culinary Experience Destination in the UAE — Food Central at City Centre Deira

    • Opening at City Centre Deira, Food Central is the focal point of the mall’s AED 377 million redevelopment project • Innovative food hall concept is a one-of-a-kind gastronomic destination that redefines mall dining, providing a modern update on traditional offerings   • Live beehive installation underlines Food Central’s commitment to authentic home-grown food  • Features live cooking stations and a creative lounge space, with Tube Dubai — a visually arresting installation of suspended nets — adding an artistic touch   Dubai, UAE, 15 September 2020: Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail, and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, has introduced a new culinary experience with the launch of Food Central at City ......read more

    Costa Coffee UAE Thanks its Customers with One Dirham Pastries

    Costa wants to thank customers who have always ‘bean’ there for them United Arab Emirates,  September 14, 2020:  As a way of thanking its customers for continuing to grab their favorite cuppa all through these trying months, Costa Coffee UAE welcomes its loyalists back to their stores this September with the delicious offer of  a pastry for just AED 1 with any drink.    From donuts to mini cheesecakes, there is plenty to choose from and pair perfectly with your preferred hot or iced coffee. The offer will run from September 13 until 24, and can be availed at any Costa store across the UAE.   

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    Parmigiano Reggiano: In the First Half of 2020 Exports to Gcc Countries Grew by +50% and Global Exports Boomed by +11.9%

    In the first half of 2020 sales of Parmigiano Reggiano in Italy grew by +6.1% year on year. Exports boomed with excellent performances in Europe and in non-EU countries   Dubai, UAE; 02 September 2020:  Despite Covid and the uncertainties in international markets, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese sales closed the first half of 2020 with positive results both in Italy and abroad, according to Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium.   Data comes from a survey of the Consorzio Parmigiano Reggiano and the CRPA (Animal Production Research Centre). In Italy the overall increase of sales amounted to 6.1% (34,200 tons vs. 32,000 in the previous semester), abroad exports grew by 11.9%: in the first half of 2020 more than 27,000 tons of product crossed the Italian borders to reach tables all over the world.  2020 has been an ......read more

    Al Madani Group of Companies LLC Opens Charley's Philly Steaks Latest Outlet at Dubai Festival City, Food Court

    United Arab Emirates, August 31, 2020:   Al Madani Group of Companies LLC opened the 9th branch of Charley’s Philly Steaks at Dubai Festival City. With this opening there are now 51 Charley’s Philly Steaks outlets in the region said Mr. Mohammad Al Madani, Chairman & CEO of Al Madani Group. “Charley’s is one of the fastest growing quick service restaurant concepts in the world spread across 17 countries by now. The Al Madani Group of Companies holds the master franchise rights for the territory of UAE, Oman and KSA in the GCC. The new outlet was inaugurated by strictly following all safety guidelines laid down by the authorities including the mandatory wearing of face mask and social distancing. I am happy to state that we had complete assistance from the mall security and full cooperation of the ......read more

    Oasis Launches New Consumer Home Products and Services

    Oasis Water holds over 30% market share    - As an extension to its home delivery service, Oasis Direct, Oasis is launching a mobile app and an ordering service through WhatsApp  - Two new products – a 5 Litre and a 5 Gallon Zero – are being added to Oasis’ portfolio   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 19, 2020:   Oasis, a leading water brand from UAE-based F&B organisation, National Food Products Company (NFPC), has launched the Oasis Direct App and a WhatsApp service under its home delivery service banner, Oasis Direct (https://oasisdirect.ae/en). This move comes in response to a rise in demand for quick, convenient, and contactless home deliveries.   The Oasis Direct App, available in the App Store and the Google Play Store, brings users the same quick and ......read more

    HFZA-headquartered Italian Dairy Products Factory Launches Expansions, Doubling Its Size to 26,000 Square-foot

    - Al Mazrouei: World-class dairy products made with pride in the UAE - Condemi: We made a perfect choice choosing HFZA as our headquarters    Sharjah, August 15, 2020:  The Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) has reinforced its reputation and status as a prominent destination for foodstuff industries in the region after the Italian Dairy Products factory, headquartered at Sharjah Food Park, revealed that it has doubled up the total size of its factory to 26,000 square-foot, with an eye on further expansion in the Emirati and Gulf markets, making the new factory one of the largest Italian dairy factories across the UAE.    H.E. Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, Director of HFZA, accompanied by a number of officials and directors of the free zone, toured the newly developed facilities, where he was briefed ......read more

    INTERSECT BY LEXUS Unveils Brand New Menu

    New menu showcases raw, organic and comfort food of the highest quality created by Head Chef, Robert Stevens   New business lunch between 12pm – 4pm caters to those looking for a quick and refreshing meal      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 August 2020:  Multifaceted restaurant lounge and café, INTERSECT BY LEXUS- DUBAI has unveiled its new menu for diners. Dynamic in nature and pioneered by head chef Robert Stevens, the menu consists of quintessential dishes crafted with the finest ingredients sourced from around the globe. Think slow cooked beef ragout in a comforting Lasagna to succulent Pure Black Angus Ribeye – the dishes come in small and large plates enabling guests to share. The venue has also unveiled a business lunch for those looking to dine in during work or hold meetings ......read more

    Blaze Pizza is Firing it up with its Newly Launched Low Carb Cauliflower Crust

    August 10, 2020 – Dubai/Abu Dhabi – Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, the recognized world leader in fast artisanal pizza, announces the launch of its newest addition to its menu; the low carb Cauliflower Crust, which is also gluten-free. The new crust, along with Blaze’s variety of fresh clean toppings, allows guests to ‘chart their own course’ and reflect Blaze’s position as an inclusive brand. It’s also a whole new way to enjoy the fast-fired customizable pizzas, for guests who are on a low carb diet.  “By unveiling a cauliflower crust, Blaze’s innovation is changing the way that guests think about and eat pizza,” said Executive Chef, Bradford Kent. “We’re making pizza an option, even for those on a low carb diet.” Along with Blaze Pizza’s new ......read more

    Yummy Junction Plans to Open Three New Branches Of Malak Al Tawouk in the UAE

    United Arab Emirates, 10 August 2020: Yummy Junction, one of the fastest-growing Dubai-based Food & Beverage companies, has announced that it will be opening 3 new branches of Malak Al Tawouk restaurant in the UAE - one in Dubai Silicon Oasis and the other in Matajer Al Juraina, Sharjah, as part of its expansion plan for the brand.  Yummy Junction has introduced the Malak Al Tawouk brand to the UAE early this year with three branches - one in Hessa street and the second one in Motor City. The third branch was opened in Bay Avenue in March this year. After 2 new store openings, the company will have a total of 5 stores across the UAE. The company is looking to grow and expand Malak Al Tawouk brand and drive its growth progressively following the AED 20 million investment plan that was announced earlier this year. Commenting ......read more

    Malak Al Tawouk Adds a Scrumptious Selection of Kabab and Francisco Sandwiches to Its Menu

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 09, 2020:   If you are craving for a simple tasty meal made with the best of ingredients, try Malak Al Tawouk Kabab and Francisco sandwiches and chill out with the juiciest meal in town. In addition to a wide variety of sandwiches from the signature Tawouk to mouth watering Burgers, Malak Al Tawouk now is set to thrill fans with the yummiest Kabab and Francisco sandwiches.

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    Up to €500,000 to Support the Most Promising Innovators: The Agrofood BIC Accelerator Issues Its First Call for Ideas

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 06, 2020:    Agrofood BIC S.r.l. (Business Innovation Center), an open multi-company innovation hub which has operated at national and international level since January 2019 to identify and take advantage of valuable business opportunities, promotes its first international Agrofood BIC Call  for Ideas (value: up to €500,000) to support 5 teams, spin-offs or start-ups in the nutrition and health and new sustainable packaging sectors.   The goal of the call is to transform the high innovative potential of youths, students and researchers who believe they have a winning idea into genuine ventures. Agrofood BIC S.r.l. will support youths and promising start-ups in turning their ideas into concrete business initiatives, helping them to deal with all organisational, operational ......read more

    Waterfront Market Introduces Safe Entertainment for Kids and an Array of Food Offerings for the Whole Family

    Unparalleled Dining Experience with a Stunning Sea View at Dubai’s premier fresh food market   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 04 August 2020: Dubai’s premier fresh food market, the Waterfront Market introduces the interactive aquarium as part of its bigger initiative of bringing back safe entertainment to the venue.  Kids will get the opportunity to unleash their creativity in a safe environment and bring their drawings to life as they see it swim in front of them in the Waterfront Market’s interactive aquarium, launching this Friday 7th August. The process is very simple and engaging; kids sketch their drawings and then point them to a scanner connected to the interactive aquarium screen, afterwards the software detects the sketch and it will automatically appear as an animation on the aquarium’s ......read more

    New York's Favorite Burger is Shakin' it up in Deira Dubai

    Shake Shack launches its eighth Shack in Dubai at City Centre Deira Dubai, 12 July 2020 – Shake Shack®, the New York-styled modern day “roadside” burger stand, has opened its newest restaurant at City Centre Deira, marking it the eighth Shack in Dubai. Historically, the commercial center of Dubai, Deira today is a place with a vibrant art and heritage scene for locals and visitors to enjoy. Celebrating Deira’s charm as well as the gradual re-opening of the city’s food and beverage industry, Shake Shack’s eighth Dubai Shack within City Centre Deira is home to a specially commissioned work of art.  Created by Melvin San Miguel, one of Dubai’s favorite homegrown creatives and lead artist at Art Painting Lab, the artwork illustrates this historical neighborhood with an ......read more

    Taste the Summer With Wild & the Moon's Latest Menu Drop!

    It doesn’t get any fresher than this! The City’s favorite plant-based café launches their new Summer Menu!   From left to right: Smoky Pepper Dip, Summer Protein Bowl , Lemon Tart, Summer Green Smoothie, Tiramisu,  Walnuts Cake, Sexy Red, Pad Thai, Pink Earth Bowl, Tzatziki, Drive me Mango, Wild Burger, Matcha Chia Pudding    July 2020, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  The summer heat is back in full swing! While we’re all wanting “mangos, berries and that summer feeling” vibe in our lives, give your body the reboot it deserves as Wild & the Moon is ready to pump you up with the season’s much-needed essentials. Guided by top nutritionists and chefs, the 100% plant-based and organic café has launched their new and exciting Summer Menu – packed with the ......read more

    Dubai Chamber Explores Prospects for Expanding UAE-Russia Food Trade

    - Recent webinar examined Dubai’s advantages to Russian food exporters and attracted 131 participants from the UAE, Russia, Eurasia and Africa.   - Dubai’s food imports from Russia reached $305 million in 2019, while Dubai’s food exports to Russia amounted to $114 million.   - Khan: Dubai Chamber is seeing growing interest on the part of food producers in Russia who are keen to leverage Dubai as a re-export hub     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 02, 2020:  UAE-Russia food trade has increased steadily in recent years due to cooperation on food security and Moscow’s efforts to diversify exports, however, a recent Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry webinar revealed that much potential still remains in both traditional categories and niche markets.   The ......read more

    Authentic Artisan Gelato Flavours for the Summer by Mazmi Café

    From Rose to Karak, taste the summer with these unique scoops of gelatos!   July 02, 2020, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:   What more could one possibly want on a sweltering day than a cool scoop or two of your favorite flavor? We aren’t talking icecream, it’s Gelato-o-clock!  Mazmi Café, a hidden gem in the heart of Dubai Souq, is known for serving some of the best breakfast spreads and home-blended coffee. This time around, Mazmi Café welcomes the summer with the launch of their special Gelato offerings.  Created from fresh and natural ingredients by traditional Italian artisans, this gluten-free dessert is the new go-to dessert for the summer! Pop into the café to experience traditional Italian hospitality or let them come to you by ordering online to have this delectable dessert delivered ......read more

    Five Unusual Seafoods & Shellfish Available At The Waterfront Market - Deira

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 June 2020:  A food haven for pescatarian’s the Waterfront Market, managed by Ithra Dubai, offers the freshest seafood and fish in Dubai at the most competitive prices. The market attracts renowned names from the hospitality and food and beverage industries, such as Lulu Hypermarkets and Al Madina Hypermarkets, Emirates airlines, Radisson Blu and Atlantis, that get their fish and seafood from the Waterfront Market.   Seafood and shellfish are known to be loaded with nutrients that promote health and the overall immune system, below are five different seafoods with some exclusively available at the Waterfront Market’s seafood market which will definitely serve as a happy dish that boosts not only your mood but also your immune system.   1- Slipper ......read more

    A Taste of Tradition

    A new local eatery, Desi Junction has opened its doors in Dubai’s desi restaurant capital, Al Karama.   The new eatery menu is inspired from various regions of India - showcasing each region’s unique ingredients, spices and flavours with a little twist. Desi Junction is Indian to the core, the epitome of the India of today and tomorrow, and the perfect place to rediscover India through an explosion of flavours. From the tempting whiffs of Pav Bhaji to street vendors selling lip-smacking Chowpatty Tawa delicacies, the new restaurant Desi Junction is bringing all good food memories from all over India to Dubai - all under one roof.   This new eatery is the brainchild of renowned Chef Aatir Dhadalla – who believes that when it comes to food, no gimmicks are ......read more

    Twentieth “World Milk Day” Sees NFPC Innovate With New Products That Meet Changing Consumer Tastes

    Dubai, UAE: 31st May 2020 - UAE based National Food Products Company (NFPC) is marking World Milk Day with the introduction of new dairy products under its Lacnor brand, which meet the growing consumer trend for new and experimental tastes and beverages offering high nutritional values to fuel a healthy lifestyle.    The UAE is the second largest producer of milk and dairy products in the GCC region after Saudi Arabia. The country’s dairy products market stood at $ 1.8 billion in 2018 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 7%, to surpass $ 2.6 billion by 2024 on account of increasing demand for flavored and organic dairy products among UAE population, especially through modern grocery and supermarket channels as well as online deliveries.  NFPC, has been operating for almost five decades in the diary category ......read more

    Cravia Group Announces the Reopening of Its Outlets In the UAE Following Strict Precautionary Measures

    United Arab Emirates, 11 May 2020:   Cravia Group, the parent company of much-loved restaurant franchises that include “Cinnabon”, “Seattle's Best Coffee”, “Zaatar w Zeit” and “Five Guys”, announced the reopening of all branches in the UAE, while ensuring all precautionary measures are taken in accordance with the conditions and recommendations set by the Department of Economic Development UAE. The company confirmed that all its restaurants will continue operations and welcome visitors while maintaining 30% capacity within the branch and maintaining a distance of no less than 2 meters between visitors. It also announced that the number of diners at the table would not exceed four and utmost care will be taken to sterilize the tables and chairs with disinfectants after ......read more

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    FrieslandCampina's new office brings greater convenience to KSA consumers

    The leading dairy cooperative has expanded its reach in the Kingdom, opening up access to its nutritious products  3 April 2019:   FrieslandCampina, one of the world’s leading and largest dairy cooperatives, today launched a new national headquarters in Saudi Arabia. Following 60 years of success in the Kingdom, the new site represents further growth for FrieslandCampina in the country and the evolution of its operational structure to deliver effective, more consumer-centric services across KSA. Specifically, the new headquarters will enable FrieslandCampina to ......read more

    Marks & Spencer Launches Game Changing New Vegan-Friendly Food Range – PLANT KITCHEN

    Dubai, UAE, April 02, 2019:  Marks & Spencer is proud to announce the launch of its new vegan-friendly Plant Kitchen range. Available in stores now, Plant Kitchen is a brand-new selection of delicious meat and dairy-free plant based fresh meals, salads and snacks, using plant proteins and are 100% tasty!   The range includes everything from favourite comfort food such as crispy Cauliflower Popcorn with a spicy Buffalo dip and a flavourful Mushroom Pie, to healthy meals like the Asian Super Grains Bowl and a Roasted Vegetable & Avocado Sandwich, packed with nutritious ......read more

    Jones the Grocer Announces New Outlet at Dubai Mall in Partnership with Al-Futtaim

    New Grill Menu with signature Jones the Grocer dishes like dry-aged Australian Black Angus tomahawk and Wagyu Burger Dubai, UAE, April 02, 2019:  The long wait for fresh, natural and wholesome gourmet food is finally over with Jones the Grocer officially opening its doors at Dubai Mall on the 26th March 2019. Diners can relish their favourite food at this first restaurant to be opened in partnership with Al-Futtaim. True to its ethos of gourmet food for everyday living, this exquisitely designed store features a theatre kitchen, bakery, patisserie, artisan cheese and charcuterie ......read more

    Sumo Sushi & Bento Introduces New Lobster Menu Items as Limited Edition

    April 02, 2019 - Dubai, UAE:   For the first-time ever in the UAE,  Sumo Sushi & Bento introduces Lobster as the latest seasonal ingredient to their extensive menu with limited-edition dishes. As an exclusive addition for the month of April, the new ingredient will now be available in two exciting selections - Oman Lobster Crunch Roll and the Lobster Fried Rice.   The new main course items created by the culinary team at Sumo Sushi & Bento features lobster prepared and paired in a variety of ways.   Oman Lobster Crunch: A decadent roll stuffed ......read more

    Mood Food: the Link Between Your Gut and Your Brain

    by Banin Shahine, Nutrition Manager at Fitness First Middle East Dubai, UAE, April 01, 2019:  When it comes to nutrition our brains are receptive to everything good and bad. Your gut is known as your ‘second brain’, meaning your daily intake of bacteria, fats, glucose and water can directly affect your mental health.    Here, Banin Shahine, Nutrition Manager at Fitness First Middle East, details how mood disorders often start in the gut.    THE BRAIN AND GUT BACTERIA   Your brain and gut are in sync - the two are connected by the nervous ......read more

    Lulu Launches Food Carnival With Global Cuisines And Amazing Offers

    Dubai, UAE, March 30, 2019:   LuLu, the largest hypermarket chain in the region, unveiled its annual Food Carnival, a two-week food festival that highlights a wide variety of special offers and culinary delights inspired from flavours around the world. The food fest features great discounts on food products and an exciting series of cooking competitions across the UAE until 7th April 2019.    More than a great shopping experience, customers can participate in cooking competitions in different categories, such as vegetarian and non-vegetarian dish cooking, ......read more

    Purani Dilli celebrates royal flavours with Biryani and kebabs

    Purani Dilli at Four Points by Sheraton, Downtown - Mankhool is bringing a special 10-day feast in April Dubai, UAE, March 28, 2019:  It sure is difficult to resist the tantalizing flavours of piping hot kebabs, straight from a red-hot charcoal grill or the invigorating aroma of biryani! Bringing kebabs and biryani’s inspired from royal Mughal kitchens, Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Dubai – Mankhool has planned a 10-day feast at Purani Dilli from April 1st to 10th 2019, celebrating the rich diversity of biryanis and kebabs, making it just in time for International kebab ......read more

    Sumo Sushi & Bento Unveils Fresh New Menu Items with Ingredients Celebrating Summer

    March 26, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: With an already extensive menu of more than 100 delicious dishes and refreshing beverage selections, Sumo Sushi & Bento is adding over a dozen more innovative new menu items this season. Now available at all 11 restaurant locations, the new menu items include innovative and healthy additions to drinks, entrées, sushi rolls, poke bowls, noodles and desserts. And, just as Sumo has done for almost 19 years, every menu item is made using only the freshest of ingredients. Featuring new options from light appetizers like the beetroot-soaked salmon, named ......read more

    Union Coop Online Store Expects AED 30 Million Sales in 2019

    Number of SKUs Online by end of 2019 – 60,000 Home delivery to include Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah Dubai, UAE, March 24, 2019:  Amidst a series of unique promotions and offers, Union Coop, the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE revealed that it expects AED 30 Million Sales in 2019, with more than 60,000 SKUs from its web store and online partners. The retail pioneer also listed previous year online sales as AED 15.8 Million from the web store and online partners, while expecting to outdo themselves this year by nearly double the previous year sales ......read more

    Northern Ireland Keen to Launch New Products in UAE

     Huge Business Interest Generated During the Visit Dubai, UAE, March 23, 2019:  Invest Northern Ireland invited Al Maya Group to visit Belfast in Northern Ireland and arranged meetings with leading companies dealing in FMCG / Food products.  The visit of Al Maya to Belfast was the follow up on last visit and also after the Gulfood 2019.   Al Maya’s delegation was headed by Mr Kamal Vachani, Group Director.   During the visit of the delegation Mr Kamal Vachani also met Mr Alastair Hamilton, CEO, Invest Northern Ireland and discussed the ways to ......read more

    Union Cooperative supports UAE agriculture with AED 79 Million

    An increase of AED 35 Million compared to 2017 Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2019:  Union Coop, UAE’s largest Consumer Cooperative revealed that the value of its UAE agricultural products in 2018 amounted to AED 79 Million, an increase of AED 35 Million compared to 2017, pointing out that supporting and encouraging agriculture stems from its core objective to establish a sustainable agricultural environment with enhanced stock and food security.  Talking about how Union Coop has been supporting UAE’s agro-economy, H.E. Khalid Humaid Bin Diban Al Falasi, CEO of Union Coop ......read more

    Top Chefs recognized by American Egg Board at ExpoCulinaire

    Winners for the Egg Class Competition and Middle East Young Chef of the Year Awards revealed Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2019 –   Winners of the Egg Class Competition and the Middle East Young Chef of the Year Award were announced at the recently concluded ExpoCulinaire 2019. Traditionally held within the Gulfood exhibition, ExpoCulinaire is a series of culinary competitions accompanied by a trade event that is dedicated specifically to the culinary community. The awards for the Egg Class Competition and the Middle East Young Chef of the Year Award competitions were sponsored ......read more

    Moms Eat Free on Mother's Day

    Dubai, UAE, March 20, 2019:  To all the Mothers out there, this one is for you. 800 Degrees Pizzeria is treating Mothers to our irresistibly delicious specialty pizzas or pastas free on March 21st. Bring your mother the tastiest gift ever on the house.     When- 21st March 2019 Where- 800 Degrees Pizzeria  Branch- Mall of the Emirates & Me'aisem city centre.  Time- 10AM-10PM   ...read more

    Lulu Promotes Food Is Great Britain: A British Food Festival

    19 March 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE:  LuLu, the largest hypermarket chain in the region, launched its annual British food festival “Food is Great Britain: Truly British, Truly Delicious”. The week-long fest highlights a wide variety of food products imported from the UK, which is available at great discounts from 18th to 26th March 2019.  The launch event was inaugurated by H.E Patrick Moody, British Ambassador to the UAE, at LuLu Hypermarket at World Trade Center, Abu Dhabi, in the presence of LuLu Group Chairman and Managing Director Yusuff Ali M.A, other top officials, ......read more

    Easter Favourites from Marks & Spencer

    Dubai, UAE, March 19, 2019:  Celebrate Easter in style with Marks & Spencer’s luxurious chocolate eggs and delicious hot cross buns. Choose from the mouth-watering 1 kg Swiss Chocolate Bennet Bunny, the all-time favourite Caramel Eggs or the Made Without Dairy Dark Chocolate Egg, there’s something to satisfy any sweet tooth.  But it’s not just about the eggs this Easter. Marks & Spencer’s range of hot cross buns are some of its most tempting yet. From the famous Luxury Hot Cross Buns, filled with plump raisins and spices, to a gluten free ......read more

    Go restaurant-hopping with the girls at new Ladies Night at The Pointe at Palm Jumeirah

    Enjoy six of the best every Thursday at Dubai’s new waterfront destination  Dubai, UAE,  18 March 2019:   Enjoy a lively girls’ night out with a twist at The Pointe at Palm Jumeirah – Dubai’s dynamic new waterfront dining, entertainment and leisure destination. Ladies, go restaurant hopping with the girls and sample an array of distinct cuisines, complimentary drinks and dining discounts every Thursday until 30 April.  Hop across six unique venues – Seafood Kitchen, Asian District, Fitzroy, Fat Chow, La Palapa and Mama Pho – ......read more

    Celebrate International Women's Day & St. Patrick Day with Beastro

    Dubai, UAE – March 07, 2019: Gearing up for International Women’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day and not sure where to go? Beastro is the ultimate place to be during the month of March, as the comfort food restaurant will be hosting a special night on 8th March to celebrate the great women in our lives, as well as a green themed night on 17th March for St. Patrick’s Day to celebrate like the Irish do!   Here are some of Beastro’s special happenings during International Women’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day:         ......read more

    American Egg Board to cook up an Eggsperience at ExpoCulinaire 2019

    AEB to power Young Chef of the Year Competition at Salon Culinaire   Dubai, UAE, March 03, 2019 – The ExpoCulinaire 2019 which opens tomorrow in Sharjah will see strong participation from the American Egg Board (AEB), the research, education and promotion arm of the U.S. egg industry. AEB will be showcasing the benefits of U.S. eggs and egg products to over 5,000 trade visitors that are expected to visit the three-day event which will be held at the Expo Centre Sharjah from March 4 - 6.    The UAE and Saudi Arabia represent 90 percent of the GCC Food and ......read more

    Its Parmigiano Reggiano season at Roberto's Abu Dhabi

    Cheese lovers in the Capital can treat themselves to a menu full of cheese this March  Abu Dhabi, 3rd March 2019:  Roberto’s Abu Dhabi is giving all gourmets the chance to wallow in their exclusive Parmigiano Reggiano aka parmesan cheese menu, available through March. Parmigiano Reggiano is known as the “king of cheeses” for its particular productive, nutritional and organoleptic characteristics.  Group executive Chef Francesco Guarracino has designed a menu dedicated entirely to Parmigiano Reggiano cheese including the desserts.  The menu kicks ......read more

    New Menu Additions Alert – Sumo Sushi & Bento Introduces Two Scrumptious Dishes

    Sumo Sushi & Bento announces the addition of two new dishes to their current winter menu with one-star ingredient - Salmon.   While the guests can enjoy a selection of options to choose from Sumo’s extensive menu, they can also try the succulent Princess Sushi Roll and perfectly seared Salmon Shiro Croquette introduced for the month of March.   The Princess: Delicate and rich salmon roll, lightly fried and garnished with asparagus and black tobiko, all served with sweet chili and our smooth beurre blanc sauce.   Salmon Shiro Croquette: Decadent bites ......read more

    UAE F&B players look to enhance operations in 2019, KPMG report finds

    Operators are working on improving operational efficiency, revisiting their business strategy and rationalizing their F&B portfolios Driven by market conditions, quick-service restaurants appear to have outperformed other formats The sector remains cautiously optimistic in the run up to Expo 2020 Dubai Introduction of delivery kitchens in the UAE could further improve the delivery economics    Dubai, UAE; 26 February 2019: Food and Beverage operators in the UAE have responded to headwinds facing the industry by enhancing operations and rationalizing costs to ......read more

    The Dubliners St. Patrick's Day

    THE DUBLINER’S LE MERIDIEN DUBAI HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE February 23, 2019 - Dubai, UAE The Dubliner’s is throwing a massive 2-day long St. Patrick’s Day party on from Friday 15th to Saturday 17th Festivities kick off from Friday 15th to Saturday green-up your weekend with Live Entertainment and Irish Dancing from 2PM. Indulge in Irish specialties and wash all of it down with special Irish hops. Participate in Leprechaun competition and other games to win amazing prizes. On 16th March, The Dubliner’s will also show live screening of Six Nations ......read more

    TuttoFood Dubai: An Evening Celebrating Italian Cuisine

    Over 250 VIPs and guests attended an exclusive dinner yesterday evening UAE, Dubai, 21 February 2019: The Italian Trade Agency in cooperation with Fiera Milano held The TuttoFood Event (TUTTOFOOD is an Italian word which means All Foods), at the Four Seasons Resort Jumeirah yesterday evening. The special event was held to promote the TuttoFood Exhibiton, one of the most important food fairs taking place in Milan later this year between 6 and 9 May 2019. Italian exhibitors participating at Gulfood this week, together with local importers and distributors, were hosted at the dinner, in ......read more

    India's Tea Valley forays into ME region

    At the Gulfood2019, Tea Valley unveils the widest range of the finest, richest and most affluent tea blends ever in the global market. DUBAI – February 21, 2019: Tea Valley, an aggressively emerging tea brand from De Diet Chef India, debuted at GulFood 2019 marking its foray into to the Middle East market with the world’s widest ever range of tea blends for the international tea lovers, aimed at catering to a growing interest and trend towards specialty tea market in the region. Tea Valley also hosts the Tea House zone at Gulfood 2019, which runs from February 17 to 21 at ......read more

    Simply SUFI displays its authentic food products at Gulf food 2018

    Simply Sufi comes with a reputation of being healthy, nutritious and delicious United Arab Emirates, Dubai, February 21st 2019: Simply Sufi, which is a part of The Sufi Group of Companies, displayed its ready to cook, instant products as well as cooking oils including sunflower, soybean and canola cooking oil at Gulf Food, Hall no.3 which is being held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. “The UAE market is witnessing a robust growth, and participating at this global forum offers us direct exposure to distributors, suppliers, retailers and even end ......read more

    Gulfood 2019 Serves As Perfect Springboard For F&B Solutions From All Four Corners Of The Globe

    From innovative water to meat-free alternatives and online purchasing platforms, industry mega fair in Dubai shines light on thousands of global launches and new-to-market products  Dubai, UAE – 20th February, 2019: Gulfood 2019, the 24th edition of the world’s largest annual food and beverage trade show, has once again reinforced its reputation as the tailor-made trading platform for F&B specialists from around the world to display their latest innovations with thousands of global reveals and new-to-market launches rolled out across the 1,000,000 sq. ft exhibition at ......read more

    ‘Embrace The Alternative, Plant-Based Protein Is The Future Of Food', Says Industry Expert.

    Leading food scientist tells Gulfood Innovation Summit that F&B challenges can be overcome by changing production models, diets and mindsets   Dubai, UAE – 20th February, 2019:  Adopting a “glass half-full” mentality to change the way the world produces and consumes food is the key to a bright and sustainable future for the global food industry, according to a leading international food scientist speaking at the Gulfood Innovation Summit. As the global food industry faces up to rising populations, supply concerns and food security challenges, the ......read more

    Trio Of Ministers Discuss ‘Grain Road' As Potential Pathway To Multi-Continent Food Security

    Top-level decision-makers share the stage at UAE-Russia-Africa Food Security Forum on sidelines of Gulfood 2019 Dubai, UAE – 19th February, 2019: With food security concerns growing globally, food industry experts from the UAE, Russia and Africa have outlined how a new ‘Grain Road’ may help ensure effective food security for multiple continents during the landmark UAE-Russia-Africa Food Security Forum – the official precursor to the three-day Gulfood Innovation Summit. As 5,000 global F&B producers converge on the 24th edition of the world’s largest ......read more

    Kasih Food Production Co. reveals its latest food innovation, Mezete, at Gulfood 2019

    Dubai, UAE. 17th February 2019: Kasih Food Production Co., one of leading food manufacturing companies in the region, revealed its latest food innovation, Mezete, at the largest annual food & beverage trade show in the region, Gulfood 2019. For the first time, Mezete has exhibited its line of products at the exhibition which took place at Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, during the period February 17 to 21, 2019.  Mezete is a first of its kind food innovation breakthrough that offers consumers ready-to-eat high quality, healthy and nutritious line of ......read more

    A Celebration of Italian Chefs, Producers and Ingredients all Week at Gulfood

    The Italian Trade Agency’s pavilion was officially opened this morning in the presence of Italian Consul General in Dubai and the Italian Trade Commissioner to the UAE, Oman and Pakistan   UAE, Dubai, 17 February 2019: Visitors heading to Gulfood this week can meet their favourite Italian chefs, enjoy a food-tasting journey and sample authentic ingredients from over 200 producers at the Italian Pavilion which is now officially open for business.     The Italian Trade Agency’s pavilion was opened this morning by the Italian Consul General in Dubai ......read more

    HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, opens Gulfood 2019

    Dubai welcomes the world as largest annual F&B trade show brings together government ministers, industry decision makers and disruptors for five days of trade, networking and top-level discussions  Mega exhibition will witness new-to-market products and leading innovation breakthroughs designed to meet soaring demand with MENA F&B sales on track to top USD171.2 billion by 2023 Dubai, UAE – 17 February, 2019: HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, today opened Gulfood 2019, the 24th edition of the world’s ......read more

    Global Food Industries addresses growing demand for healthier food options with launch of new, revolutionary plant-based protein burgers under ‘Never from meat' platform of Healthy Farm brand during G

    February 17, 2019: Plant protein food sources are impressively gaining preference across the globe as consumers have now become more and more conscious about the impact left by their nutrition choices on their health, wellness, the environment, and animal welfare. In line with this, the global meat substitutes market is expected to reach USD 5.2 billion by 2020, with a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.4 per cent.     Global Food Industries (GFI), a world-class value-added frozen food manufacturing company that is part of Albatha Holding, one of the largest ......read more

    Jafza to unveil new services and solutions for F&B sector at Gulfood 2019

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 February 2019:- Jebel Ali Free Zone, DP World’s flagship free zone and the largest source of foreign investment into the UAE, is set to unveil  new services and solutions developed specifically for the food and beverage (F&B) industry at this year’s Gulfood trade show. The leading GCC free zone says that it will support F&B businesses in a rapidly changing industry landscape with solutions tailored aimed at reducing cost, while improving ease of doing business. Jafza’s food and beverage sector includes 469 businesses from 66 ......read more

    Delta Food Industries to take part in Gulfood 2019

    The company will launch a new range of high-quality food products at the trade show Sharjah – 17 February 2019 Delta Food Industries FZC, the leading manufacturer of high-quality food and beverage products in the UAE, has announced its participation in Gulfood 2019, the world’s largest food and beverages trade show, which will be held during February 17-21 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Delta Food Industries, which has been based inside the Sharjah Airport International Free Zone since 2012, will participate in the new edition of Gulfood in order to promote its various ......read more

    Healthy Farm nominated at Gulfood Innovation Awards 2019 for third year in a row

    February 14, 2019: Global Food Industries (GFI), a world-class value-added frozen food manufacturing company that is part of Albatha Holding, one of the largest conglomerates in the UAE, was nominated for two major categories during the recently concluded Gulfood Innovation Awards 2019. The company’s newly launched Healthy Farm Plant Protein Burgers and Healthy Farm Biscuits were shortlisted as finalists in the ‘Most Innovative Halal Product’ and the ‘Most Innovative Baked or Confectionery” categories of the prestigious competition, respectively. The Awards ......read more

    UAE supermarket chain Al Maya group to launch products from Woolworths Australia

    Dubai UAE - 14 February 2019 Australian food and beverage products will be on the dinner tables of families across the UAE after the New South Wales (NSW) Government, Australia, assisted Australian supermarket Woolworths in securing an export partnership with the Al Maya Group. Australian Ambassador to the UAE, HE Arthur Spyrou, said Woolworths is launching ninety products - including sauces, condiments, biscuits, confectionery, canned fruit and juices – into the UAE, most produced by Australian manufacturers under the Woolworths brand. “This news will see world class ......read more

    ASMAK demonstrates stellar growth momentum ahead of Gulfood 2019

    MENA’s leading provider of fresh and frozen seafood has big plans following a hugely successful 2018  Dubai – 14 February 2019: ASMAK, the leading provider of fresh and frozen seafood across MENA, will exhibit its selection of seafood products and food services at the 24th edition of Gulfood - the world’s largest annual food and beverage trade exhibition. The brand’s attendance at the event comes as ASMAK sharpens its focus on foodservice and seafood retail channels in MENA and across new global markets.  As the Middle East’s leading seafood ......read more

    Sharjah's Hamriyah Free Zone participates in Gulfood 2019

    Sharjah – 12 February 2019 Sharjah’s Hamriyah Free Zone Authority has announced its participation in Gulfood 2019, the world’s largest food and beverages trade show. Gulfood 2019, which will include the participation of 5000 exhibitors and 120 national pavilions, will be held during February 17-21 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The authority’s participation in the 24th edition of Gulfood comes as part of its ongoing efforts to promote the competitive advantages and services provided by Hamriyah Free Zone to local and international companies. During its ......read more

    10 things you didn't know about Space Grill

    February 12, 2019 - Dubai, UAE   Nothing quite compares to the mouth-watering taste of barbequed bites at al fresco dinners. If you are looking for a carefree, compact and versatile BBQ, the Space Grill is unparalleled. Here are 10 reasons why Space Grill is out of this world:   1. 10 Second Set Up You can be up and grilling in no time with the speedy 10 second set up and foldaway system.   2. Inside or Out BBQ weather woes are a thing of the past as the Space Grill is the only BBQ approved for indoor as well as outdoor use, so al fresco dining or cozy ......read more

    NZMP launches innovative new ingredients at Gulfood 2019 to meet growing demand for protein in Middle East and Africa

    New products claiming, ‘high and added protein’ grew 140% regionally over the past five years1. NZMP is answering this demand with the broadest range of dairy protein ingredients available.   Discover NZMP’s protein innovation at Gulfood 2019, 17-21 February. Including Protein Water formulated with NZMP’s NEW SureProteinTM Clear WPI. NZMP is also launching Protein+ Instant Milk Powder and Low-cost Pure Instant Dairy powder to Middle East and Africa, meeting demand for affordable nutrition.  The team will be sampling the new ‘Pizza ......read more

    Bikanervala opens its twelfth outlet in the UAE in Dubai Mall Food Court

    February 06, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: Following the success of its 11 restaurants spread across Dubai and Sharjah, Bikanervala opened their twelfth outlet in the food court of Dubai Mall. Announcing this in a press release, immediately after the inauguration, Mr. Pankaj Agarwal, Managing Director and the key person behind this venture, said that Bikanervala has been well received by the food lovers of the UAE. “Food is music for the body, and we serve just that and more at Bikanervala – our Indian restaurant in Dubai. When you are away from home and craving for a ‘paani ......read more

    Taste, Vote and Win: Dubai Food Festival Hidden Gems is Back!

    Hidden Gems returns to Dubai Food Festival 2019, shining a light on 40 of the city’s undiscovered culinary treasures  Residents can vote for their favourite restaurants through the Zomato app until 25 February with the Top 10 Hidden Gems to be announced on 2 March Special menu promotion at all Hidden Gems restaurants just AED35 throughout DFF    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 06 February 2019: Dubai Food Festival (DFF) is set to bring back Hidden Gems, its annual list of the most appetizing culinary spots in the city – chosen by the city’s ......read more

    Gulfood Innovation Summit to Address How Technology to Curb Middle East's Food Waste Dilemma

    Launch Summit to probe ‘Smart Kitchen’ advances as global land used to grow food that is never eaten is now roughly the size of Mexico 40 per cent of the UAE’s total waste is derived from food Dubai, UAE – 5 February, 2019: The Middle East’s F&B industry needs to enthusiastically embrace advanced technology to help fight the region’s growing food waste dilemma, according to experts due to address the first-ever Gulfood Innovation Conference in Dubai next month. Speaking ahead of the Summit, which will run at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from ......read more

    Gulf Food Innovation Summit to Address How Technology to Curb Middle East's Food Waste Dilemma

    Launch Summit to probe ‘Smart Kitchen’ advances as global land used to grow food that is never eaten is now roughly the size of Mexico 40 per cent of the UAE’s total waste is derived from food Dubai, UAE, 5 February, 2019:  The Middle East’s F&B industry needs to enthusiastically embrace advanced technology to help fight the region’s growing food waste dilemma, according to experts due to address the first-ever Gulfood Innovation Conference in Dubai next month. Speaking ahead of the Summit, which will run at Dubai World Trade Centre ......read more

    World Nutella Day - Created by the Fans for the Fans

    Since 2007, World Nutella® Day has been about worldwide Nutella® fans and their love of the world’s favorite hazelnut spread February 5, 2019 Dubai United Arab Emirates:  Today, Nutella® lovers and fans unite all over the world to celebrate World Nutella® Day, coming together on social media and even at the office with colleagues, to share recipes and stories, and to savor the taste of the world’s favorite hazelnut spread. Spontaneously created in 2007 by American blogger Sara Rosso, who decided to create a celebratory day to inspire and unite the ......read more

    Game Changing: The Brambles Avocado Pizza!

    February 03, 2019 - Dubai, UAE If you’re an avid pizza eater and you’re also an avo fan, then mixing these two together will probably sound like music to your ears! Newly opened Brambles Café in Barsha Heights is switching up the pizza scene in town, as the healthy and wholesome neighbourhood eatery has introduced their healthy, wholesome and delicious vegan avocado pizza. So, whether you’re looking for an unconventional breakfast dish, light lunch or a special takeaway to enjoy on a Friday evening, Brambles avocado pizza is the perfect treat to share with your loved ......read more

    Mazoon Dairy marks milestone in economic development of Oman with the arrival of 1,600 dairy cows

    Dubai, UAE - 3 February 2019: Mazoon Dairy Company, the flagship dairy project of the Sultanate of Oman, has marked a significant milestone in the agricultural and economic development of Oman with the arrival of 1,600 cows from Australia to the state-of-the-art dairy farm in Al Sunaynah.   The cows will breathe life into Mazoon Dairy’s 15 square kilometre fully-integrated farm, centralized processing plant and other facilities in Al Sunaynah and will help meet the market demand for high-quality, fresh dairy products.  These are the first of 8,250 cows expected to be ......read more

    Sumo Sushi & Bento Launches Mobile App!

    Simplifying Customer Experience Now available for iOS and Android phones   February 03, 2019 - Dubai, UAE:   Sumo Sushi & Bento believes in bringing alive three of their four core values of Quality, Creativity, and Simplicity. Emphasizing these values, the brand launched a mobile app to surpass customer experience with customized preferences and rewards-based offers. The app is now available for iOS and Android phones in the app store!   Highlighting some of the exciting features of the app:  • FREE Welcome Gift just to download the ......read more

    OCEAN FRESH WATER to unveil a novel approach to bottled water with Ôdeep at Gulfood 2019

    Participation marks a first for the company at the international annual food & beverage trade show (stand Z4-B38)   Dubai, UAE – February 3, 2019: OCEAN FRESH WATER, the French beverage company is proud to announce their inaugural participation at Gulfood 2019 with the reveal of their revolutionary bottled deep sea water brand, Ôdeep. Marking the 24th edition of Gulfood, the event will be taking place from the 17th to the 21st of February 2019 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.    Dubbed as the most anticipated annual food & beverage trade ......read more

    Purple Dragon & Teriyaki Trio are Sumo's February Specials

    February 03, 2019 - Dubai, UAE:   From sushi rolls to poke bowls, Sumo Sushi & Bento continues to surprise its guests with seemingly endless number of culinary delights. Adding to the list of new additions, Sumo unveils two new palatable dishes to their winter menu. This is exclusively available for the month of February.   The latest additions include the new vibrant Purple Dragon veggie roll and the perfectly cooked Teriyaki Trio dish, curated to tantalize your taste buds and leave you wanting for more.   Purple Dragon. A veggie roll filled with carrots, ......read more

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