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    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

    DIY Treat Kits from Sugarfied & Co. are Perfect to Spark Fun for Kids this Ramadan

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 06, 2020:   Ramadan is upon us and even though we are amidst social distancing, you can still have an entertaining set-up that involves your kids in a fun, memorable activity, the Sugarfied & Co. way!   To spark family bonding and virtual interaction during Ramadan, Sugarfied & Co. has artistically curated ‘DIY Sugarfied Treat Kits’. These kits are a fun ‘Do It Yourself’ activity to make your own treats in the comfort of your home, gift a friend, or use as birthday party giveaways. The kit not only includes ingredients and instructions for top selling Sugarfied treats for kids but is packaged well with gloves.    “The idea of making food at home for your family and with your family is central to the lovely time spent preparing food ......read more

    COVID19 Making You Hungry? Think Curry!

    Taking action to help those in need during the epidemic      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 04, 2020:    The Holy Month of Ramadan brings with it an opportunity to reflect on the good fortune that we have in our lives and also to help those who are less fortunate, particularly during these unprecedented times.   Thousands of low-wage workers in Dubai have lost their jobs as a result of COVID19. They are left with no salaries to live off and no way to get back home to their families. These are the same hard-working individuals who made it their goal to keep our city shiny and running smoothly.    As part of #Curry4COVID, Fathers And Kids Camping has joined forces with Classic Catering to prepare hot meals which will then be distributed through the UAE Food Bank in support of ......read more

    National Food Products Company Launches Ramadan Meal Box Initiative

    • UAE’s largest beverage provider also supports nation’s “10 Million Meals” Initiative, organized by Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 04, 2020:   People across the UAE who wish to support families and individuals in need during the Holy Month of Ramadan can do so with the assistance of National Food Products Company (NFPC). The company’s Oasis Direct division which provides home delivery services of water, beverages and dairy products throughout the UAE, is adding a special Ramadan Meal Box to its offering.  Consumers can purchase ten or more of these boxes through the Oasis Direct website, www.oasisdirect.ae, following which NFPC’s delivery fleet will deliver them to national charity, Model Service Society ......read more

    Luxury French Chocolatier Marks Ramadan With Premium Collection

    Share in the spirit of generosity this Ramadan with Forrey & Galland’s luxuriously hand-crafted chocolates, dates and Arabic sweets   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 04 May 2020:   Celebrate the Holy Month of Ramadan with Forrey & Galland’s bespoke range of premium Ramadan Gift boxes filled with sweet treats guaranteed to delight the entire family and friends alike. The luxury French chocolatier has unveiled their collection using flavours with strong influences from the Middle East.  In line with their haute-couture philosophy, every year Forrey & Galland engineer new collections inspired by the different elements enriched with the UAE’s rich culture. For instance, design and inspiration behind this year’s Ramadan collection is the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, ......read more

    Have a Healthy Ramadan with the Right Bite!

    **Get healthy and wholesome Iftar and Suhoor meal plans delivered to your doorstep with Right Bite!**     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 25, 2020:   Ramadan is considered the time of tranquillity, spirituality, as well as an opportunity for all of us to slow down and spend more time with family and friends. With that in mind, if you’re on the hunt for healthy, delicious and wholesome meal plans that will take the stress out of your kitchen duties, then look no further than Right Bite.    The gourmet and bespoke meal delivery service has recently introduced new Ramadan menus, with all the meals made with fresh and natural ingredients and loaded with wholesome goodness. Not to mention that, all the meals are designed by expert dieticians who work closely with the team of Right Bite’s ......read more

    Malak Al Tawouk Restaurant is the First Restaurant in the UAE to be Certified with the Anti-Corona Shield

    Dubai, 20 April 2020:   Malak Al Tawouk Restaurant, one of the most popular Lebanese fast-food chain, is now the first restaurant in the UAE to be certified with the Anti-Corona shield by GWR Consulting - the leader in Quality Control and Training in Lebanon, GCC, North Africa and the Levant region. Approved by Dubai Municipality, GWR Consulting is a leading Auditing, Training and Consultancy company specializing in Food Safety, Health and Safety, Infection Prevention and Customer Experience. It boasts a decade of cumulative market experience and known to extend its expertise to some of the best-known brands in the region.  The program featured staff training, individual certification, regular audits, mystery shopper audits and internal online checklists monitored by a qualified team of GWR experts to ensure ......read more

    Domino's Pizza Showed Appreciation to Dubai Ambulance First Line of Defense

    Dubai, April 15, 2020:   The Dubai Ambulance frontline workers received a special thank you by way of freshly baked pizzas. Domino’s Pizza UAE provided 1,200 pizzas which were distributed over three days to different Dubai Ambulance points to show gratitude to the paramedics and first line of defense. This came as part of Domino’s Pizza community initiative to show appreciation for the tremendous efforts of frontline workers who go above and beyond to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country. Dubai Ambulance commended the initiative which echoed the governments’ drive for solidarity and cooperation among its citizens and residents in the UAE during these extraordinary times. Domino's not only promises to serve great tasting pizzas but also make every effort to give back and support ......read more

    National Food Products Company Steps up to Meet Demand as Nation Self Isolates

    • NFPC addresses surge in online home delivery orders     • Group CEO of NFPC, Iqbal Hamzah, reassures nation that their demand will be fulfilled and assures that sanitation protocols, in line with the Health Authorities guidelines, have been implemented through every step of the process     Abu Dhabi, UAE - April 05, 2020:   As a result of the current COVID-19 situation, UAE-based National Food Products Company (NFPC) has implemented a series of measures to meet the rising demand in home deliveries, which has seen a huge spike in the past week alone.    The company supplies to over 50% of the UAE population with its drinking water, dairy, juice, and bakery products through its household name brands Oasis Water, Blu Sparkling Water, Lacnor Milk and Juices, ......read more

    Make the Holy Month of Ramadan More Festive This Year With Our Exclusive Corporate Collection

    Share in the spirit of generosity this Ramadan with Forrey & Galland’s luxuriously hand-crafted chocolates, dates and arabic sweets   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 March 2020:   Find your perfect corporate gift this Ramadan and impress your clients and colleagues by sharing in the spirit of giving with Forrey & Galland’s delightfully luxurious chocolates, beautifully hand-crafted to reflect the generous spirit of Ramadan.  In line with their haute-couture philosophy, every year Forrey & Galland engineer new collections inspired by the different elements enriched with UAE’s rich culture. For instance, design and inspiration behind this year’s Ramadan collection is the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, reflected through the flower mosaic motif, which is infused with ......read more

    National Food Products Company Reassures Nation of Continued Food and Beverages Supplies

     CEO of NFPC, Iqbal Hamzah, conveys that company will continue to work hard to ensure smooth supply of food and beverage products to the market.  He humbly requests shoppers not to “panic buy”.   Dubai, UAE - March 22, 2020:   UAE based F&B organisation, National Food Products Company (NFPC), has released a statement reassuring consumers of its endeavours to ensure consistent food production and supply to the market.    The company supplies to over 50% of the UAE population with its drinking water, dairy, juice, and bakery products, through its household name brands, which include Oasis Water, Blu Sparkling Water, Lacnor Milk and Juices, Laban Up, Gulf & Safa, Milco Dairy, Melco Juices, Aqua Fresh Water and Royal Bakers. Group Chief Executive Officer of NFPC, ......read more

    Boost Your Immune System and Stay Healthy With OAKBERRY Açaí Bowls

    18 March, 2020 - Dubai, UAE:  In the light of uncertainty looming around us, there’s no better time than this to kick-start a healthy lifestyle. It’s about time to bring about a change in one’s diet, increase the intake of foods that improves the immune system, and keeps one healthy. The need of the hour is boosting the immunity of our community. Açaí is one such superfood that can help you do so. OAKBERRY Açaí Bowls, the global fast superfood chain from Brazil with over 200 locations worldwide, has made a timely entry into the Middle East with six outlets in Dubai.  Açaí bowls at OAKBERRY are prepared at -18 degrees while maintaining strict hygiene standards. While maintaining a good hygiene routine is very critical at the moment, all OAKBERRY employees are trained in best hygiene practices ......read more

    The Best Char-Grilled Chicken in Town Delivered to Your Doorstep

    Try Pocket-Friendly, Healthy and Delicious Combos From Max’s All About Chicken Today    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 17, 2020:   Working from home or just looking for a healthy, pocket-friendly yet wholesome lunch or dinner option? With no minimum order, Max’s All About Chicken is a great choice and available on all major delivery platforms. For a limited time only you can also enjoy the Buy One Get One Free promotion on Uber Eats for added value.  A home-grown chef-led QSR concept, Max’s All About Chicken is known for being a flavorful, healthy alternative to the traditional fast food. At only AED 29 for a grilled chicken combo which includes two chicken quarters,  a choice of fries, drink and rustic bread, you can’t beat the value either.  A popular choice ......read more

    Food People Builds Bridges Across the Middle East F&B industry

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates,16 March 2020:   Food People recently hosted their fourth F&B Leaders Dinner at Folly by Nick & Scott in the UAE. This event brings together industry leaders and professionals in order to discuss opportunities and challenges posed by the dynamic food & beverage industry, both regionally and globally. The event enables Food People to foster a community of innovation and growth to help shape the future of the food & beverage industry. As the region’s first and only food & beverage specific talent solutions business, Food People provides strategic solutions for the end to end supply chain of the industry. Managing Partner, Greg Wright, describes what enables Food People to add genuine value for businesses: “our approach is personal and people-centric. We ......read more

    Savour the Spectacular Pistachio Offerings at Scoopi Cafe'

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 15, 2020:  The city’s favorite dessert destination is here for another jaw-dropping, mouth-watering specialty! Experience pistachios like never before with Scoopi Café’s rendition of their Pistachio Ice Cream and Pistachio Shake. Known for its unique and tantalizing flavor, pistachios have been paired with countless of dishes all over the world and has now arrived at Scoopi Café. Created by the Scoop Master and founder of the café, Zubin Doshi along with the Scoopi crew, their handmade ice creams have now added the pistachio flavour to its repertoire. Made with the freshest ingredients, Scoopi Café’s Pistachio Ice Cream will surely give you that nutty and creamy scoop each time you grab them at Scoopi Café.  Scoopi Café is also back with their feel-good shakes with the ......read more

    Family Day Every Tuesday at Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers in Nakheel Mall Kids Eat For Free

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 15, 2020:     Looking for a budget-friendly dining option for the whole family that includes the best burgers in town? Head to Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers in Nakheel Mall every Tuesday for the best deal in town. When you order your favorite Freddy’s combo, your kids get a meal on the house. Little ones can choose between five different ’50s-style-diner-inspired meal options including a juicy cooked-to-order Steakburger made with 100 percent USDA Halal ground beef, delicious Vienna beef hot dog, grilled cheese sandwich or crispy chicken tenders. The complimentary kid’s combo also includes Freddy’s famous crispy shoe-string fries and a drink of choice.  Diners of all ages can finish their meal in style with Freddy’s signature ......read more

    Easter Promotions at Le Meridien Dubai

    Yalumba Easter Brunch Yalumba’s usual Brunchology is taking it to the egg-streme this year. Bring your little ones and celebrate Easter with a twist on 10th April! Going all out with a lavish feast, enjoy specials at Yalumba including Roast Turkey, Cured Meat Cuts and international eats. Grown-ups can enjoy live entertainment with quirky drinks while the Bunny regales your little ones with an egg hunt, fun games and many other chocolate-themed activities. AED 299 Sparkling Wine and House Beverage Package AED 529 Premium Bubbly Package Gourmandises Easter Goodies Looking for something special to serve at your Easter celebration? Gourmandises, the chic patisserie at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel has got you covered! Famous for its delightful selection of signature treats, the premium cafe will roll out ......read more

    The Celebrity Chef's Table - City Centre Mirdif

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 12, 2020:   City Centre Mirdif will celebrate the unifying power of food by inviting its guests to dine together at the Celebrity Chef’s Table—a unique set of culinary experiences led by renowned chefs during Dubai Food Festival. Up until 14 March 2020, Celebrity Chef’s Table will highlight Dubai’s gastronomic variety—brought about by the emirate’s cosmopolitan population—through an intimate cooking workshop and specialty meal. At Celebrity Chef’s Table, guests will have the opportunity to enter a vibrant kitchen stationed in the mall’s Central Galleria and enjoy a unique dining experience led by a celebrity chef. Guests will also witness the subtleties of food preparation and presentation, participate in demonstrations, and taste the ......read more

    National Food Products Company Signs Exclusive Partnership Agreement With Al Ain Football Club

    Dubai, UAE - March 12, 2020:   National Food Products Company (NFPC), the UAE-based Food and Beverage organisation, has signed an exclusive partnership agreement with Al Ain Sports and Cultural Club for the next three years, enabling it to be the sole beverage supplier to Al Ain Football Club which operates under the Cultural Club. In return, the agreement will see NFPC entitled to a range of club branding and hospitality rights, including player participation and appearances at NFPC events and use of the AFC logo and players’ images on NFPC products packaging.   The MoU was signed at an official ceremony held at Al Ain Football Club in, between NFPC’s Chairman, HE. Faraj Ali Bin Hamoodah, Chairman, and H.E Khalifa Yousif Abdulla Husain Khouri, Deputy Chairman of Al Ain Club Board.  NFPC ......read more

    UAE Minister of Food Security Guest of Honour at Emirates Environmental Group 30th Anniversary Celebrations

    Annual Gala Dinner was held under the patronage of Sheikh Salem bin Sultan bin Saqr Al Qassimi; 48 entities honoured at the event attended by diplomats   09 March 2020, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:   Emirates Environmental Group (EEG), the first-of-it-kind environmental NGO in the UAE, hosted an Annual Corporate Gala under the patronage of HE Eng. Sheikh Salem bin Sultan bin Saqr Al Qassimi, Chairman of the Ras Al Khaimah Civil Aviation Department, and in the presence of Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Al Mehairi, Minister of State for Food Security, as the guest of honour, at Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort on March 4.   The 23rd annual event attended by 200 entities and VIP guests, comprising ambassadors, consul generals, high profile government officials, EEG members, partners and ......read more

    Dubai Food Festival Free Fireworks Schedule

    Dubai Food Festival 2020 ramps up the fun with fireworks displays across the city until 14 March   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5 March 2020:  Dubai Food Festival 2020, which started on 26 February and runs until 14 March, is being celebrated with several glittering fireworks displays (presented by Al Zarooni Group) in public locations throughout the 18-day event.    At the end of the festival’s first week, there will be a stunning fireworks extravaganza at Dubai Festival City Mall, from 8.30pm & The Beach at JBR by Meraas, from 9:00pm on Friday 6 March.   The following Friday, Dubai Food Festival’s final weekend, sees three firework displays. The first, on Friday 13 March, takes place at The Pointe on Palm Jumeirah at 8:30pm and 9:00pm at The Beach at JBR by Meraas, while the closing ......read more

    Treat the Special Women in Your Life to Forrey & Galland Chocolates

    Celebrate the women in your life this month, and make your feelings known through Forrey & Galland’s tastefully hand-crafted chocolates   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 03 March 2020:  Make the important women in your life feel extra special this month on International Women’s Day on the 8th of March and Mother’s Day on the 21st of March by showing them your appreciation through exquisite chocolate collections from Forrey & Galland, with prices starting from AED115.   From vibrant macarons and exquisite marzipans to the classic collection of delectable chocolates, express your love and appreciation to the special women in your life through excellently presented, personalised boxes with artisinal finishing and quality, donned in the best velvet, leather, wood and silk sourced from France, ......read more

    Shop and win during Dubai Food Festival with Home Edition 2020

    Leading supermarkets are offering customers the chance to win AED50,000 weekly in shopping vouchers Food tasting and demonstrations also taking place in store during Dubai Food Festival   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 3 March 2020:   Dubai Food Festival is providing foodies the opportunity to win massive prizes during its seventh edition this year with Home Edition that is being run in collaboration with some of Dubai’s leading hypermarkets and supermarkets, until 14 March.   Shoppers spending a minimum of AED250 at a participating outlet - Lulu Hypermarket, Spinneys, Waitrose, Carrefour, Union Co-op – will be entitled to a coupon that will be entered into a weekly raffle to win vouchers valued at AED50,000 per week during Dubai Food Festival – a total value of AED 500,000 worth of ......read more

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    Newby Teas Launches Advent Calendar For Christmas 2018

    Dubai, UAE, December 04, 2018:  The stunning House of Newby advent calendar makes the festive countdown even more opulent than ever.  From the opening of the first drawer on 1st December, tea lovers experience 24 luxury blends from Newby’s Classic Tea Bag Collection. Each drawer includes four individually wrapped sachets of a select Newby blend, and no two drawers are the same. What's in the calendar: BLACK TEAS: Assam, Black Tea & Ginger, Ceylon, Darjeeling, Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Indian Breakfast, Masala Chai, Pride of Africa, Strawberry & ......read more

    Union Coop Pays Tribute to the Martyrs on Commemoration Day

    Retail Pioneer half mast the National Flag in all of its branches and business centres to honour the sacrifices of the Martyrs Dubai, UAE, November 29, 2018:  On the occasion, H.E. Khalid Humaid Bin Diban Al Falasi, CEO of Union Coop said: “The United Arab Emirates this Thursday celebrates ‘Martyrs’ Day to show our appreciation and pride towards the sacrifices and dedication of our fallen warrior brethren. We salute their courage and sacrifice to uphold the National flag and maintaining stability throughout the region, thereby setting a great example of loyalty ......read more

    Union Coop Sets up Al Tayy Branch in Record 48 Hours

    For the first time in the retail history of the Middle East, a temporary branch has been established within 48 hours in ‘Al Tayy’ to meet the needs for customers & families of the winter camping area Dubai, UAE, November 28, 2018:  Retail Pioneer ‘Union Coop’ creates history by opening its ‘Winter Camp’ in Al Tayy area within 48 hours, to  delight campers and consumers in the area.  Inaugurating the new branch, Mr. Harib Mohammed Bin Thani, Director of Operations division said: “This temporary winter camp is a unique and ......read more

    Seara 100% natural, antibiotic-free chicken launches in the UAE

    Seara 100% Natural line specifically produced for the UAE and Middle East market preferences and cuisines Recognised at SIAL Innovation Selection Paris 2018 as one of the main global innovations Dubai, UAE, November 28, 2018:  Seara, one of the largest food producers in Brazil and the world, have launched an innovative Seara 100% Natural line of halal certified poultry products in the UAE as it debuts in the Middle East region. Tailored specifically for the UAE and Middle Eastern market preferences and cuisines, its products, that include whole breasts, drumsticks, breast ......read more

    Pringles Arabia's First Ever Limited Edition Pays Tribute to the UAE National Day

    This special edition Pringles Can is inspired by the UAE National Flag   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 28, 2018 –   For the first time ever, Pringles® Arabia has launched a special Limited Edition Can to commemorate the spirit of 47th UAE National Day.   Known for its fresh and novel flavours, Pringles is offering snackers a chance to collect limited edition cans and celebrate the culture and heritage of UAE over the upcoming long weekend.   The special limited edition can is innovatively designed, giving an illusion of the can being wrapped with ......read more

    Union Coop to Allocate AED 55 Million to Cut Commodity Prices and Giveaways on the Occasion of 47th UAE National Day

    Retail Pioneer to spend AED 55 Million on promotions covering 47 categories, 47 brands and products from 47 Origins, for 47 days, plus thousands of giveaways for winning customers  Dubai, UAE, November 25, 2018:  In line with UAE’s 47th National Day Celebration, Union Coop – the largest consumer cooperative in the UAE, has unveiled a AED 55 Million budget towards the reduction of commodity prices, as well as offering valuable prizes and discounts to consumers during the promotion, which will start from November 27nd till January 12th 2019 across its ......read more

    The royal dining experience “Mughal-E-Azam” is back at BOLLYWOOD PARKS ™ Dubai

    The restaurant is back with a vibrant new menu and dining experience Dubai, 19 November 2018:   Mughal-E-Azam, the signature premium dining restaurant at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, has re-launched with a brand new menu which takes guests on a royal culinary journey through India, with mouth-watering tikkas from the north, coastal-inspired delicacies from the south and decadent Biryanis from the Deccan region.  Tucked away in the iconic BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the classic restaurant is inspired by the 1960s blockbuster “Mughal-E-Azam” and offers a ......read more

    Middle East Organic and Natural Products Expo Announces the Launch of its Regional e-Commerce Portal

    H.E. Dr. Thani Bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change & Environment inaugurated the exhibition.  Three day event is expected to have over 9500 dedicated organic and natural product buyers  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 19, 2018:    In an exceptionally fast-growing market, Middle East Organic and Natural Expo opened its doors to visitors at the Dubai Convention and Exhibition Centre from November 18 – 20. The organizers -Global Links Exhibitions- has announced the launch of the regions’ first bulk purchase website exclusively for ......read more

    Middle East Organic & Natural Products Expo 2018 to Have Over 220 International and Local Exhibitors in Dubai

    16th edition of the exhibition set to conduct workshops, panel discussions and a special conference on Traditional, Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (TCAM) Expected visitor turn out sets the pace for several new product launches at the exhibition Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 12, 2018:    The Middle East Organic & Natural Products Expo 2018 is returning to Dubai Convention & Exhibition Centre on November 18-20. It is set to bring the best of organic food and beverage, beauty and wellness, health and nutrition products as well as alternative medicines ......read more

    Coca-Cola Puts Extra Fizz Into Its Factory Thanks to Digitisation

    High-profile Gulfood Manufacturing 2018 FoodTech Summit reveals how global industry leaders are benefiting from digital transformation Dubai, UAE – Thursday 8th November, 2018:   Digitisation, Artificial Intelligence and next-generation technologies came to the fore on day two of the Gulfood Manufacturing FoodTech Summit, as key industry experts take stage discussing the future and transformation of F&B manufacturing facilities in the region. The agenda-setting Gulfood Manufacturing FoodTech Summit, running alongside Gulfood Manufacturing at Dubai World Trade Centre ......read more

    ‘Successful Food Factories of the Future will be Driven by data' – Opening of Agenda-Setting Foodtech Summit Reveals Innovative Next-gen Strategies for Manufacturing Industry

    Global industry thought leaders and disruptors share insights during high-profile conference running alongside Gulfood Manufacturing 2018 at DWTC Dubai, UAE – Wednesday 8th November, 2018: Food manufacturers must learn to collect, analyse and utilise data across the entire manufacturing supply chain if they are to survive and thrive. With some 50 billion food manufacturing assets across the globe expected to be connected by 2020, the industry is evolving rapidly - and a willingness to adapt is key to success.  That was the message from industry leaders gathered at the ......read more

    Instant Impact for Iff at Gulfood Manufacturing 2018

    First-time exhibitors rewarded for their forward-focused showcase at region’s largest F&B processing industry event Dubai, November 7, 2018:   International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), made an instant impression with its debut outing at Gulfood Manufacturing 2018, the region’s largest food and beverage forum for the processing and manufacturing sector in the Middle East. IFF, the world’s largest producer of flavours and fragrances, is participating at the show for the first time as one of the 1,600 local and international exhibitors demonstrating how ......read more

    SIG CBOB unpacks the ‘perfect package' at Gulfood Manufacturing

    Consumer-led trends, tech-driven solutions key to revolutionise F&B industry, as purchasing power lies with millennials, digital natives Dubai, UAE 6 November 2018: Regional food packaging experts are revealing new technology-based solutions created in response to shifting consumer demands at Gulfood Manufacturing this week. SIG Combibloc Obeikan (SIG CBOB), one of the world’s leading suppliers of carton packaging and filling machines for food and beverage, have identified a major shift in what end-consumers expect in today’s heightened eco-aware society when it comes to ......read more

    Starbucks announces the return of festive favourites

    Dubai, UAE, November 05, 2018:   Nothing marks the arrival of the festive season like Starbucks’ red cups and the global coffee brand is delighted to announce that this year’s seasonal sips will go on sale on Monday, 05 November. For a limited time only, customers can indulge in espresso-based delights including Toffee Nut Latte and Toffee Nut Frappuccino.  The rich buttery flavour of sweet toffee is combined with the warmth of toasted nuts and blended with Starbucks' smooth espresso and velvety steamed milk to make the Toffee Nut Latte. For the final ......read more

    Union Coop Raises 29 Flags on top of its Branches and Commercial Centers.

    The celebration comes after the Great Leader’s call to come together in celebration of UAE Flag Day.  Dubai, UAE, November 01, 2018:  Following the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Union Coop raised 29 national flags high above its 18 branches and Commercial Centers in the Emirate of Dubai on 1st November. H.E. Khalid Humaid Bin Diban Al Falasi, CEO of Union Coop said, “We gather today to celebrate our flag day with proud of the achievements of our beloved nation ......read more

    Double Decker Delights It's Time to Hop on for Brunch!

    Dubai, UAE, November 01, 2018:  What: Hop on Brunch  AED 220 for ladies including house beverages  AED 250 for gents including house beverages  AED 229 for the premium package Where: Double Decker, Roda Al Murooj When: Every Friday, 12pm – 4pm    Fancy a cheeky day out with friends? Gather the gang and hop aboard Double Decker’sHop on Brunch for a day filled with grub and games. Trust us, you’ll be well chuffed!     Launching the brunch with a bang, the city’s lads and ladies headed down to Double Decker for ......read more

    Gonu Set Go!

    Fujairah’s famous beachside bar and grill has reopened with revamped interiors and relaxed, sophisticated vibes Dubai, UAE, November 01, 2018:  Fujairah’s most popular surf and turf restaurant, Gonu Bar and Grill is all set to welcome patrons and guests to its newly renovated, uber contemporary interiors. Maintaining the glorious legacy of the beach front restaurant, the new wave of renovations harmoniously blend the revamped, all-white décor with the breath-taking surroundings, promising unobstructed views of the Indian Ocean.  The design team has worked closely ......read more

    Union Coop Recognized as 2018 ‘Aon Best Employer in the Middle East'

    Union Coop among nine organizations in the region selected for the prestigious award, following study by Aon Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2018:  Union Coop has been recognized as an ‘Aon Best Employer in the Middle East’ by leading global professional services firm Aon, which provides a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. The results were announced at the recent Aon Best Employers Middle East 2018 Awards Ceremony at the Oberoi Hotel in Dubai.  The 2018 Aon Best Employers Middle East winners were selected based on ranking consistently high levels for ......read more

    DWTC Diversifies Gulfood Portfolio With Launch of Prime Expo – the New Platform for Multi-industry Private Label & Licensing Segment

    Tailored event for FMCGs exploring Private Label and Licensing opportunities arrives as global trademark licensing business rose 3.3 per cent to US$ 271.6 billion in 2018 Middle East & Africa identified as stand-out territory for global growth Dubai, UAE – Wednesday 31st October, 2018:   Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), the region’s leading destination for major exhibitions, conferences and events, has announced plans to expand the Gulfood stable of B2B industry events with the launch of Private Label & Licensing Middle East (PRIME) in 2019. Scheduled ......read more

    India's largest morning meal maker iD Fresh cooks up more products for UAE market

    Noted as a Harvard Business School case study for innovation, iD Fresh is funded by Premji Invest, accelerating its expansion plans to serve Indian diaspora in the UAE and other parts of the world.   DUBAI – October 31, 2018:   iD Fresh Food, India’s largest fresh food brand with ready-to-cook packaged batter, traditional Indian breads and other foods, is eying a massive market share in the GCC and beyond with more products from its manufacturing facility in the UAE. The company owns and operates a 40,000 square feet size manufacturing plant in Ajman ......read more

    H.E. Dawood Al Hajiri Opens Gulfhost 2018 and Trio of Bespoke Food Shows at Dubai World Trade Centre

    GulfHost Restaurant Development Conference spotlights key industry challenges and opportunities  2,500 local, regional and international brands demonstrate the latest innovations transforming the hospitality industry from foodservice equipment to speciality food, sweets, snacks and seafood. Dubai, UAE, October 30, 2018:  The 2018 edition of GulfHost, the complete hospitality equipment sourcing Expo for the Middle East, Africa and Asia and the co-located Speciality Food Festival, SEAFEX and yummex Middle East, were officially opened today by His Excellency Dawood Al Hajiri, ......read more

    Union Coop Reveals Details About Upcoming Al Warqa Project

    Retail Pioneer organized a Press Conference in Dubai – Head Office, wherein details of the Al Warqa City Mall were revealed to the media personnel   Dubai, UAE, October 29, 2018:  Retail Pioneer ‘Union Coop’ organized a Press Conference to unveil its upcoming Mall project in ‘Al Warqa’, which will be known as ‘Al Warqa City Mall’. This new shopping mall is an extension to its series of community malls, aiming to serve the neighbourhoods, aconcept that started with its Al Barsha and Etihad Malls.    H.E. Khalid Humaid ......read more

    Celebrate this Diwali with Moombai & Co.

    Moombai & Co. is introducing a special festive menu with authentic delicacies to celebrate this Diwali, the upcoming festival of lights! Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 29, 2018:  Moombai & Co. located in H Dubai brings up a Diwali special menu along with many traditional festivities from the 5th to 10th of November.  The desi bar and café is all set to celebrate with its customers by offering a special Diwali menu. Right from savories like Mathri, Chivda and Naan Khatai to starters including Kabuli Channe Ki Tikki, Kadak Seekh Kebab and lots more. Diners can also ......read more

    A tale of twist'd gastronomy presented by Casa Mia at Le Méridien Dubai

    Casa Mia to join hands with Michelin star Chef Roberto Franzin for a special sustainably sourced menu Dubai, UAE, October 29, 2018:  With the latest edition of the Italian Cuisine World Summit close at hand, foodies in Dubai will get a firsthand experience of the diversity and allure of Italian cuisine. Celebrating one of the world’s most favoured cuisine with home-cooked Italian fare is Casa Mia, Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre's award winning restaurant that is revered by true Italian food lovers since the last 2 decades. This quaint Italian restaurant has ......read more

    Emirates Cooperative Society launches ‘Market Street'

    First New Concept Supermarket launched at Al Muteena, Dubai Dubai UAE, 25th October 2018:   Emirates Cooperative Society UAE’s leading grocer that has a chain of supermarkets and hypermarkets in the UAE, today announced their expansion plans with the launch of their new look community supermarket branded ‘Market Street’ near to fish roundabout, Al Muteena, Deria, Dubai. The store is operational and currently offering great deals to boost early customers.  The Chairman of Emirates Co-operative Society, His Excellency Mr. Ali Mohammed Balrahif and Board ......read more

    Al Adil is all geared to add glitter to Diwali shopping

    Dubai, UAE, October 24, 2018:  Al Adil, UAE’s leading name for Indian spices and masalas is all set to add glitter to this year’s Diwali shopping. Announcing this in a press release Dr. Dhananjay (Jay) Datar, Chairman & Managing Director Al Adil Trading Co LLC, said that more than 5000 products are lined up to provide a wholesome Diwali experience this year. The product lineup includes specially designed diyas, a wide range of food products as well as a host of decoration items.    “Diwali is one of the most important festivals for Indians. For the ......read more

    Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium joins FICO Eataly World in Dubai on a business mission organised by the Emilia-Romagna Region

    Ahead of the Expo Dubai 2020, the goal is to strengthen the presence of PDO products in the United Arab Emirates Gourmet event held at Eataly on 23rd October Participation at the World Pasta Day in Abu Dhabi on 25th October Dubai, UAE; 24 October 2018 –   Ahead of the Expo Dubai 2020,  the Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium joined FICO Eataly World in Dubai for an institutional and business mission organised by the Emilia-Romagna Region. The mission – from 20th to 25th October 2018 – will coincide with the celebrations dedicated ......read more

    MAGGI Introduces Soups for Kids

    Made Solely with Ingredients found in the Kitchen Cupboard, in Drive to Offer Tastier & Healthier Choices to Individuals & Families Creamy Potato and Chicken Pasta varieties developed to meet strict nutritional criteria for kids, consisting of one third natural vegetables combined with fun-shaped pasta Dubai, UAE - 22 October 2018:   With a steadfast commitment to offering tastier and healthier choices to individuals and families, MAGGI is introducing the latest in its Kitchen Cupboard range: special soups for kids that are made solely with ingredients children ......read more

    Be Thankful with Tub of Butter This Thanksgiving

    Dubai, UAE, October 16, 2018:  We’re only a few days away from November and Thanksgiving will be here before you know it! Whether you like to celebrate the season of gratitude with your family and friends or simply enjoy having a turkey dinner around this time of year, Tub of Butter has got you covered with a month full of activities including turkey and pie baking masterclasses, a deliciously prepared turkey dinner to go and corporate offerings too. If you love to cook and wish to hone your culinary skills, then why not sign up for one of Tub of Butters’ Thanksgiving ......read more

    Dubai's newest social hub - Bar Baar introduces ‘Thela Baar Brunch'

    The luscious street food brunch offers 65 mouth-watering delights that is certain to leave you drooling Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 13th October 2018:   If you’ve been to India, one thing that would never miss your eye is the scrumptious roadside delights. And to ensure that you don’t just reminisce the mouth-watering delights, Bar Baar, the city’s latest social hub and gastropub located at Majestic Hotel, Bur Dubai introduces the new ‘Thela Baar Brunch’- aka cart-driven street food, perfect to give your taste buds a kick! Promising to be ......read more

    Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (MOHRE) Honors Union Coop for its Efforts

    The honour comes in light of Union Coop’s active participation in the National Summer Training Program Dubai, UAE, October 11, 2018:  Retail Pioneer, Union Coop was honoured today 11 October 2018 by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (MOHRE) for its contribution towards the National Summer Training Program, under names such as Wajahni and Tamkeen. The awarding ceremony was held at Godolphin Hall, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, Dubai.  Among the attendees were His Excellency Nasser Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, and Her ......read more

    Provacuno - Spain's largest Inter-professional Association introduces Spanish Beef in the UAE

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 11 October 2018:   Provacuno, Spain’s largest agro-food inter-professional Association that represents 85% of the Beef sector in the country is all set to introduce Spanish Beef in the UAE. As part of a programme called ‘What a Wonderful European Beef’ from the European Union, Provacuno is hosting several high profile events in October to create awareness about Spanish beef. Provacuno was also the platinum sponsor of the Spanish National Day Dinner, hosted by the Embassy of Spain and the Spanish Business Council held on October 10, 2018 ......read more

    Delizioso! The Week of the Italian Cuisine in the World Returns to the UAE

    The Italian Trade Agency will support Italian producers to celebrate the finest Italian ingredients and authentic cuisine   Dubai, UAE, Dubai, 10 October 2018:   The Italian Trade Agency (ITA), together with the Embassy of Italy to the UAE and the Consulate General of Italy in Dubai, is getting ready to celebrate Italy’s best ingredients, producers, authentic Italian cuisine and traditions in the Week of the Italian Cuisine in the World, which returns to the UAE for the third year in a row.    A number of events and activities will be hosted during ......read more

    Kibsons Expand Vegan Range

    Online food delivery company Kibsons stay ahead of the game with a wider selection of vegan delights now available to their customers   Dubai, UAE, October 09, 2018:  Whether you are currently following a vegan diet or are looking to make the change soon, or even if you are just looking to tweak your present eating habits and enjoy an overall healthier lifestyle, Kibsons are here to help with an even bigger selection of vegan items to add to their already impressive product range.  With vegan items available that you are sure to love all day, take your pick from a ......read more

    Al Maya welcomes Consul General of Australia

    Dubai, UAE, October 04, 2018:  H.E. Mr Ian Halliday, who has very recently taken over as Consul General of Australia to Dubai visited Al Maya Group’s flagship Supermarket in Dubai. This is H.E. Mr Ian Halliday’s first visit to the Supermarket. Mr Kamal Vachani, Group Director, Al Maya Group welcomed H.E. Mr Ian Halliday to Al Maya Supermarket.  During the interaction with Consul General, Mr Kamal Vachani introduced Al Maya Group and its activities to H.E.  He informed the Consul General about the products available from the Australia at the Al Maya Supermarkets ......read more

    France renews commitment to UAE's industrial F&B sector by hosting 2 pavilions at GULFHOST and the Specialty Food Festival

    Visit France’s grand pavilion at Gulfhost which will be accessible from Sheikh Saeed Hall 2 from October 30th to November 1st at the Dubai World Trade Center. Meet the French fine and specialty foods suppliers at the Specialty Food Festival in Hall 3. Dubai, UAE, October 03, 2018:  Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, will be taking center stage at Gulfhost and the Specialty Food Festival with 2 large pavilions exhibiting products of over 40 companies. Top industrial catering and hospitality companies ......read more

    Welcome Autumn Again with the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte

    Dubai, UAE, October 01, 2018:  Starbucks brings back its seasonal favorite Pumpkin Spice Latte and Frappuccino to its stores across Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Capturing the attention of coffee enthusiasts, the Pumpkin Spice Latte is an exquisite blend of the most recognizable autumn scents and flavors. Featuring cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and pumpkin pie spices, all expertly combined into one delicious espresso drink topped with sweetened whipped cream, this hand-crafted drink turns the autumn days into warm and cozy life moments.   ...read more

    Union Coop receives Dubai Chamber CSR Label for the Sixth year in a row

    Union Coop received the Dubai Chamber Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Label 2018 for the Sixth year in a row on Sunday. Dubai, UAE, October 01, 2018:  The Dubai Chamber CSR Label recognised the notable efforts of Union Coop in the field of corporate social responsibility and its commitment to developing its practices in the respective field. The event was also a celebration of the Union Coop initiatives that supported vital sectors via social and environmental initiatives and activities. The CSR Label certificate was received by Mr. Suhail Al Bastaki, Director of Happiness ......read more

    Cricket Legends at Etihad Mall and Barsha Mall

    Union Coop organized a ‘meet n’ greet’ tour with veteran cricket legends ‘Mr. Wasim Akram’ and ‘Mr. Mohammad Azharuddin’ on September 27th 2018, Thursday, as a part of consumer happiness initiative  Dubai, UAE, September 29, 2018:  Retail Pioneer ‘Union Coop’ organized a unique ‘meet n’ greet’ tour for their consumers in their ‘Etihad Mall’ and ‘Al Barsha’ Mall, Dubai respectively. Veteran cricket legends ‘Mr. Wasim Akram’ and ‘Mr. Mohammad Azharuddin’ welcomed ......read more

    Middle East's Food Processing & Distributon Industry Set for Major Disruptive Technology Overhaul

    Gulfood Manufacturing 2018 to put industry’s ‘Future in Focus’ Dubai, UAE – 29 September, 2018:   The fifth edition of Gulfood Manufacturing will highlight a host of international breakthrough technologies set to reshape the region’s food processing and supply industry as it races to meet seismic changes in consumer demand and drive 4th industrial revolution efficiency to heighten competitiveness. The new technology drivers - from micro-conveyor systems for small producers, sensor-based sorting machines and integrated analytical post-harvest ......read more

    Oktoberfest Celebrations at Brothaus Bakery-Bistro

    Everything you need to know about the upcoming German themed event  Dubai, UAE: September 27, 2018:   If you can’t make it to Munich this season, then do not worry as the popular bakery-bistro Brothaus will be bringing you the next best thing here in Dubai. Officially launching on September 22nd until October 31st, the team will be welcoming you for delicious delights that are prepared by their culinary team to give you a true German experience. One can feast on Münchener Weisswurste (white sausages), and Apfelstrudel (Apple Strudel) just to name a few and to add to ......read more

    New Online Butcher and Smokehouse CarniStore Will Get Your Meat-Sweats Going

    Dubai, 24 September 2018:   There’s a brand new online one-stop-shop in town looking to satisfy all your carnivorous cravings - CarniStore, part butcher part smokehouse, is taking orders and gearing up for the UAE’s long-awaited BBQ season. Created by a pair of hardcore meat lovers, CarniStore promises to send its customers into meat-sweat overload with just the click of a mouse. The new website www.carnistore.com allows users to scan through a wide variety of raw butchery products, rubs, marinades and a selection of hot and ready to eat smokehouse products and cooked ......read more

    Evan Workman Head Sommelier, Pierchic

    Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2018:  Meats with red wine and fish with white. While this age-old dictum may give you pairing confidence, for a flawless foodie experience, it may be wiser to let the experts take the reins. With true love for the bounty of the sea, and a heartfelt understanding of marrying seafood with wine, Evan Workman takes position as Head Sommelier at Pierchic.  Bitten by the wine bug early on, American-born Evan started his career as Beverage Director/ Sommelier in 2003 working with three separate restaurants; BLT Fish, Fish Shack and Private Dining, in New York. ......read more

    Kids eat FREE at Carluccio's restaurants throughout September

    Dubai, UAE, September 03, 2018:  Parent rejoice as throughout September your little ones can dine for FREE at all Carluccio’s across the UAE. For any adult main meal purchased, kids can tuck into a menu of three courses including bread and veg sticks to start, pizza and pastas for main and ice cream or cake for dessert. Don’t forget the brand new outlet located at the Springs Souk in Dubai and check the website for ongoing promotions including cooking classes and free birthday pizza!    Availability: Every day in September. Sunday to Thursday ......read more

    First Private Sector Enterprise to Offer Flexible and Short Working Hours to its Employees on ‘Back to School'

    Union Coop offers short and flexible working hours to its employees so that they can accompany their children on the first day of their school Dubai, UAE, September 02, 2018:  As a part of its ‘Employee Happiness’ and Wellbeing initiative, Union Coop becomes the first private enterprise to offer flexible working hours to its staff to escort their children to school. This comes in line with the National Happiness Program and Quality life Initiative ‘Back to School’. Mr. Ahmed Bin Kenaid, Director of Human Resources and Emiratisation Department, Union Coop ......read more

    Global Food Industries holds market leadership as first Emirati company to produce award-winning range of superfood products

    Company reveals product line expansion with launch of new offerings Dubai, UAE, August 29, 2018:  Award-winning Global Food Industries (GFI), a world-class value-added frozen food manufacturing company and part of Albatha Holding, continues to maintain its market leadership as the first ever Emirati company to produce a diverse range of award-winning tasty and natural healthy food products. The company's Healthy Farm brand, a range of nutritious food products that have no added monosodium glutamate (MSG), no mechanically deboned meat, no trans-fats, no sugars, no food fillers, no ......read more

    Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, Union Coop sign investment contract to establish commercial center worth AED94 million

    Move to enable retail pioneer to serve the community better and expand its reach Dubai, UAE, August 27, 2018:  Retail pioneer Union Coop signed an investment contract with Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), to establish a commercial center worth an estimated AED94.442 million.  The investment contract was signed by Dr. Juma Al Matrooshi, Deputy CEO for Operations and Client Affairs at DSOA and Mr. Khalid Humaid bin Diban Al Falasi, CEO of Union Coop, in the presence of Eng. Madiya Al Marri, Director of the Properties and ......read more

    Have some fun with Top Chef this weekend?

    Dubai, UAE, August 27, 2018:  Join Top Chef this weekend to embark on a delicious journey of fun and creativity. With a wonderful team of professionals one can gain hands on experience into various culinary delights prepared by your own hands.  ‘Let’s brunch’ is on Friday the 31st of August priced at AED 315 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Create the perfect brunch delights from handmade Chorizo Gnocchi with Creamy Mushrooms Sauce to Lemon & Raspberry Tart with Burnt Meringue. This class will help you to unleash those magic fingers. ‘Breakfast ......read more

    Union Coop spends more than 115 Million Dirhams on Consumer Happiness

    Since the beginning of the year 2018, Union Coop has spent more than 115 Million Dirhams on several Consumer Happiness initiatives and promotions Dubai, UAE, August 27, 2018:  The popular retail name ‘Union Coop’ announced recently that it has spent more than AED 114, 743, 000 in form of 40 plus promotion campaigns, to delight the customers, since the beginning of the year until the end of July. Out of the mentioned figure, a total of 75 million were allocated towards the price reduction of more than 15, 000 basic food and consumer products during the holy month of ......read more

    Get 2 Margherita pizzas free on every download of the new 800 Degrees App

    The LA Based Italian joint has announced an irresistible offer to celebrate the launch of its new online delivery app  The brand has also unveiled its new Loyalty Plan to stimulate online sales  August 16, 2018 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  To celebrate the launch of its new online ordering app, 800 DEGREES NEAPOLITAN PIZZERIA, an Italian concept originating from L.A. has announced an irresistible offer for all pizza lovers. On every new download of the ‘800 Degrees’ app, customers will receive 2 medium Margherita pizzas absolutely free on minimum ......read more

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