Fortunato Leocata as new Prego’s Chef
Dubai, 27 February 2020: Media Rotana, Dubai, is pleased to announce the appointment of Fortunato Leocata as its new Chef.
With almost two decades of experience, Fortunato is definitely a valuable asset!
Fortunato’s vast experience comes from his passion at a very young age cooking with his mother, which paved his way to transforming cooking into real art. One of his many milestones was serving for a decade in UK, serving his unique dishes while working with various reputable hotels. He didn’t stop at land, but also embarked on a culinary journey on a cruise ship for almost a year; it was a beautiful and eye-opening experience says Fortunato. The same ship docked in Dubai, introducing him to the glamour of the UAE.
Not only is ......read more
Unique restaurant concept offering authentic Moroccan cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere
Dubai, UAE - February 26, 2020: Millennium Al Barsha, a four-star hotel located in Al Barsha area near Mall of the Emirates, announced the opening of Moroccan Kitchen, a unique restaurant concept offering authentic Moroccan cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere.
The menu features a wide variety of Moroccan delicacies including lamb Couscous with vegetables, chicken Couscous with Tefaya, chicken Rafisa along with lamb, chicken and fish tagine. A selection of tasty grills is also available including lamb kebab, kofta skewers, grill chicken, lamb cutlet in addition to tasty desserts such as Shebakiya sweet, Fekkas sweet, corn de gazelle, almond Gribba and others.
Christian Palacin, General Manager, Millennium Al Barsha, ......read more
● 19 malls with their F&B outlets, over 1000 high-street restaurants & select food outlets at all Dubai Airports to participate this DFF
● Dine-in for AED 50 at any of the participating outlets in Dubai to win the mega prize, the GAC GA8 Sedan by Gargash Motors
● A total of 3-winners will get AED 5,000 worth of cash prizes each
● Zomato will be offering 3-months of free Zomato Gold memberships to 200,000 winners through the instant scratch & win promotion
Dubai, February 25, 2020: Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG) along with Dubai Festival & Retail Establishment (DFRE) and Zomato are back with their 7th edition of the exclusive ‘DINE & WIN’ promotion for Dubai Food Festival 2020. Known to be the largest city-wide gastronomic ......read more
Express your feelings through beautifully hand-crafted and engraved chocolates, uniquely tailored to your taste
24 February 2020: A new concept of engraved chocolates is about to be launched exclusively in Saudi Arabia as a new way to express your feelings, by using artfully crafted chocolates to carry your message. You will be able to personalize your chocolates by selecting from an assortment of shapes and sizes, delightfully delectable fillings, striking fonts, an array of luxurious colors and logos befitting the occasion. You can now hand-pick between rectangular, square or heart-shaped chocolates with delightfully scrumptious fillings of your choice, including rose, cheesecake, hazelnut cream, pistachio and many more at Forrey & Galland.
Forrey & Galland has made its way as one of the finest and ......read more
Now Available across 4 outlets in the UAE in Mall of the Emirates, Ibn Battuta Mall, Deira City Centre and Sahara Centre
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 24, 2020: Max’s All About Chicken has added a range of chicken burgers to its menu.
The Big Grill range features three delectable burgers including healthy options all made with the highest quality, freshest ingredients.
For those looking for a lighter but equally delicious grilled burger there is the traditional Smoked BBQ Chicken Burger or the Spicy Peri-peri Burger for those who like it a little fiery. The new menu is completed by a mouthwatering Crispy Chicken Burger so there’s something for every chicken lover, with the little touches such as the toasted brioche bun and signature home-made sauces making it a truly ......read more
The range includes mouth-watering Belgian and Swiss chocolates, as well as delicious options for the perfect Mother’s Day breakfast
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 23, 2020: Make her smile this Mother’s Day with must-have food gifts from Marks & Spencer, guaranteed to impress any mum on her special day. Known for using only the most premium ingredients and having the highest ethical and environmental standards, shoppers at Marks & Spencer can enjoy a selection of chocolates which are not only 100% Fairtrade, but made of rich cocoa, making it that extra bit special.
Perfect for mums with a sweet tooth, Marks & Spencer has a selection of top-quality chocolate boxes catering to all tastes – such as the decadent Belgian Collection or classic Milk, ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 23, 2020: Walnut Grove Restaurants in Dubai launch the ‘Woman of my Life’ campaign to celebrate International Woman’s Day and Mother’s Day in the month of March, officially declaring it the month of honoring women at the restaurants.
Beginning in March, ‘Woman of My Life’ campaign will take place on social media platforms including Instagram and Facebook where by posting and reposting videos on women we love and admire. Walnut Grove calls on everyone to record a video to speak & honor their “Main woman”, using #WomanOfMyLife hashtag and tag @walnutgrovedubai on social media to be featured and reposted on our page. You can speak about who is your superwoman, describing her in one word, what makes her so special to you, and send ......read more
Enjoy a series of one-off culinary experiences – Masterclasses, Chef’s Tables and never-seen-before Experiential Dining
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 February 2020: Whether you fancy yourself as the next winner of TV’s MasterChef, need to know more about sustainable eating or just want to enjoy a one-off dining experience, Dubai Food Festival’s “Foodie Experiences” offers something for everyone to enjoy.
Dubai Food Festival 2020 – the 18-day citywide culinary celebration – is hosting its second edition of “Foodie Experiences”, designed to stimulate the senses. This mouth-watering array of Foodie Experiences brings a whole new realm of memorable activities to the hugely successful festival, from Masterclasses to Chef’s Tables and ......read more
Middle East region witnesses significant rise due to increased demand for organic products
Global infant formula market valued to reach USD 103.75 billion by 2026, growing by 10.85 per cent annually from 2018
February 20, 2020 – Arla Foods, a leading international dairy company has introduced its range of Arla® Baby&Me® Organic milk supplements and other food products to the UAE market during an event held at Address Hotel, Dubai Mall on Wednesday (February 19, 2020). The multinational cooperative’s experience in infant nutrition dates back three decades, with Arla producing, supplying and developing infant formulas for the world’s leading infant milk formula (IMF) brands throughout that time, while its milk production history spans more than 130 years. Recent report from Fortune ......read more
Lacnor adds high protein UHT milk, a flavoured smoothie, and a flavoured laban to its comprehensive dairy products range.
Dubai, UAE - February 20, 2020: Lacnor, a leading brand in the juice and milk category, of UAE-based National Food Products Company (NFPC), launched three new products during Gulfood 2020: high protein UHT milk, a flavoured smoothie, and a flavoured laban.
The products are created in response to the ever-evolving trends in the market which include the expanding fermented dairy segment and the new category of protein-enriched milk.
Lacnor’s protein milk comes in a 1 litre Tetra Pak which makes use of environmentally-sourced materials. The high protein milk is 100% natural and contains 60g per liter (15g protein per 250ml or glass) of protein which ......read more
Dubai, Feb 18th: once again sees Welsh (UK) food and drink companies returning in strength to Gulfood 2020, the largest food trade event in the MENA region, which accounted for nearly 9% of all Welsh food and drink exports in 2018. Since 2014, the sector has experienced consistent increases in exports to the MENA region, up 31% from 2017, therefore making it one of the most strategically important markets for a vital part of the UK economy, and with EXPO 2020 Dubai launching later this year these exciting trends are set to grow stronger.
Supported by the Welsh Government, ten companies from across the food and drink sector in Wales are currently present at Gulfood 2020 from 16-20 February, under the Wales (UK) banner, all with the aim to promote Welsh food and drink and to help the businesses achieve export success.
The ......read more
“Initial findings from the KPMG 2019 F&B survey show that consumers across the GCC continue to spend and dine out as much or more than last year. This indicates that F&B businesses in the region are likely to grow in the medium-term future.
Despite this optimism, markets continue to face certain challenges in the UAE. Supply is increasing versus demand and most operators are struggling to achieve like-for-like growth in their premises. Operators also have to grapple with increased competition. But the prospect of Expo 2020 has given the industry a boost, as F&B operators remain optimistic about growth this year.
In the UAE, the delivery business has taken off. F&B operators are increasingly offering delivery to expand their footprint. But this is not without challenges as delivery platforms ......read more
First association in the region dedicated to bottled water industry set to tackle sector challenges and adapt global best practices
Dubai, UAE – 17 February 2020: On the sidelines of Gulfood 2020, bottled water industry leaders joined forces to sign an MoU agreement to form the Gulf Bottled Water Association (GBWA). Headquartered in Dubai, the association aims to bring together a regional working group of all bottled water industry members to address sector challenges and make the industry more competitive.
The agreement names the founding members of the association including, Tariq Ahmed Al Wahedi, CEO of Agthia Group PJSC , Alexander van’t Riet, CEO of Mai Dubai LLC, Hamza Iqbal, CEO of National Food Products Company (NFPC), and Mohamed Al Owais, Chairman of Emirates Refreshments.
Creating a unified body to ......read more
Step aside Willy Wonka, Pickl’s got the real golden ticket burger
February 17, 2020- Dubai, UAE: Pickl, the Home of the Original Chicken in Dubai, is launching their biggest competition ever! One lucky Pickl fan will walk away with a lifetime- quite literally- with an endless supply of Pickl’s made-to-order beasty burgers for every single day of their lives. This includes the cheeseburger varieties for which the homegrown brand is known and loved, as well as the king of the spice scale - the hot chicken burgers range with the infamous Nashville or Reaper level heat.
If there was ever a time to play Sherlock Holmes, it’s now. To win, just find 10 golden burgers and become the envy of every jughead’s dreams. The competition ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 February 2020: Dubai Energy Drink recently participates in the 25th Anniversary of Gulfood 2020, the largest and longest running food & beverage tradeshow in the world.
Phase 1 of the brand’s strategy included launching the product in the hospitality sector. For phase 2, Dubai Energy Drink will go to retail in the second quarter of 2020.
From left to right: Mohamad Awada, Mohamad AlMazrouei Chairman,Tariq Khalid, Managing Director
Chairman, Mohammed Al Mazrouei, states: “The introduction of excise tax has imposed challenges in the local energy drink category. However, we see this as a golden opportunity to infiltrate the energy drink market as our product allows for an agile pricing strategy to compete on a global scale.”
With ......read more
DP World, UAE Region’s Flagship Free Zone Impresses Visitors with Its Integrated Logistics and Business Friendly Ecosystem
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 February 2020: Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), DP World, UAE Region’s key trade facilitator is showcasing its incentives for companies as well as its sustained role as the leading contributor to Dubai’s F&B trade, at Gulfood 2020, which opened on 16 February, marking its 25th anniversary.
The five-day event includes the Gulfood Innovation Summit under the theme of “Rethinking Food” to discuss topics such as Governments’ role in shaping the future of food, F&B Marketing, tourism and retail and future food technologies.
Jafza currently contributes 16.4 per cent of Dubai’s total traded volume and over 17 per cent of Dubai’s ......read more
Acclaimed culinary champions from across the globe display talents with live demonstrations on show floor at Dubai World Trade Centre
Dubai, UAE, 17 February: Gulfood 2020, the landmark 25th edition of the region’s longest-running annual food and beverage (F&B) trade show at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), opened on Sunday, 16 February, with renowned culinary champions displaying their tremendous talents, awarding-winning dishes and different approaches to food.
Tastes of the World, Gulfood’s popular interactive feature, is collecting an extraordinary line-up of the biggest food change-makers and Michelin-starred chefs for five days of cuisine innovation in-line with the 2020 event’s ‘Rethinking Food’ theme.
Taking centre stage on the opening day, acclaimed UAE chefs Nick Alvis and Scott Price ......read more
- Oasis, a leading water brand of National Food Products Company (NFPC) is the first GCC water brand to provide water in sustainable Tetra Pak packages to consumer market
- The water, available in Tetra Prisma® Aseptic 330ml carton packages will be sold at all major supermarkets from March 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 16, 2020: Oasis, a leading water brand of UAE based National Food Products Company (NFPC) today, February 16, 2020 stakes its claim as the first beverage brand in the GCC to provide drinking water for the consumer market in Tetra Pak carton packages, environmentally sound packaging material that boasts a wealth of biodegradable and recyclable properties.
The pioneering Oasis product was unveiled at Gulfood and reaffirms NFPC’s commitment ......read more
• The AgTech company will have its own space at The Retreat, while CEO Abdulaziz AlMulla will deliver a speech on the subject - Tech to the rescue: Food and water security in the Gulf
Abu Dhabi, 13 February 2020: As part of its efforts to raise awareness and help tackle food and water security challenges in the Middle East, Madar Farms is to participate at this year’s Gulfood in Dubai.
Taking place between 16 to 20 February at Dubai World Trade Centre, Madar Farms will have its own space at The Retreat where visitors will be able to learn how the AgTech company is providing a holistic approach to sustainability.
Abdulaziz AlMulla, CEO and co-founder of the AgTech company will also address the delegates on Wednesday 19 February and share his views on the topic - Tech to the rescue: ......read more
• Organic products at the heart of the strategy
• Private labels part of Casino DNA with constant innovation
From February 16th to 20th 2020 at Dubai World Trade Center
United Arab Emirates; February 2020 : CASINO GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS, the strategic division in charge of the CASINO GROUP international development, is proud to announce its first participation at Gulfood 2020, taking place from 16th to 20th of February 2020 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Historic player in French retailing since 1898, the Casino Group is above all one of the world leaders in food retailing with more than 12,000 stores in France, Latin America and the Indian Ocean undertaking a yearly turnover worth 38 billion euros.
Considered as the major line of Casino Group international business ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 11, 2020: Costa Coffee has launched a brand-new wellness-focused food range, 4u which is a variety of healthy items available for breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks and treats.
Costa Coffee UAE is tapping into the ever-growing demand for healthy, fresh, plant-based and free-from products from customers with the launch of 4u– a brand-new range of over 20 nutritional sandwiches, salads, snacks, smoothies and more, the range will be available across Costa Coffee stores throughout the UAE.
Collaborating with Mitun De Sarkar, Clinical Dietician, the team have done all the hard work of choosing healthy options by providing a range of innovative recipes, fresh ingredients and exciting ideas, helping you to find the right balance nutritionally. Spearheaded by Mitun ......read more
Middle East region witnesses significant rise due to increased demand for organic products
Global Organic Milk market estimated to reach USD 5643 million by 2025, from USD 4423.5 million in 2019
February 11, 2020: Arla Foods, a leading international dairy company has introduced its new range of Arla® Baby&Me® Organic supplements to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia following increased demand for related products in the Middle East with a launch event at Park Hyatt Jeddah – L’azurde Ballroom, held recently.
The multinational cooperative’s experience in infant nutrition dates back three decades, with Arla producing, supplying and developing infant formulas for the world’s leading infant milk formula (IMF) brands throughout that time, while its milk production ......read more
• Multi-Award Winning Local Brand Nominated at Gulfood Innovation Awards for 3rd Year Running
• Recently Launched Healthy Farm Food Innovation (HFFI); Dedicated Entity To Focus On Developing Ground-Breaking Food Concepts and Products
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates - February 11, 2020: Healthy Farm, the multi-award winning frozen food brand under the Albatha Group, announced today that it will be showcasing a growing portfolio of plant-based products to HORECA at next week’s Gulfood 2020.
With an ambitious plan to convert more than 500,000 health-conscious consumers, the accent at Gulfood 2020 will be on new, innovative products intrinsic to Healthy Farm’s plant-based range. Among the more popular items on display at the four day event will be Plant Protein Pea Kale ......read more
• The occasion to introduce their certified halal beef “French Limousine breed”
• The company offers complete transparency on the product traceability allowed by the NFC chip integrated on label
Hall 3, Meat & Poultry Booth G3-1, DWTC
United Arab Emirates - February 9th, 2020 – On the world's largest annual food & beverage trade show, Beauvallet, a major player of the meat industry in Europe will be launching a new brand in the Middle East: Or Rouge, alongside with its NFC traceable halal meat technology.
Beauvallet is a company specialized in the manufacturing (selection, processing, cutting and packaging) of high-end French halal butcher’s meat in beef, young cattle, lamb and offal of these species. The brand produces a primary ......read more
Introducing Prosperite: the first blockchain-traced, real-time audited & digitally certified UHT milk
United Arab Emirates, February 3rd 2020 - Convinced that the future of the agri-food industry is focused on total transparency from the fields to the shelves stores, Prospérité is the first digitally certified UHT milk by tracking and auditing in real time its eco-responsible UHT milk by blockchain, a world first in the dairy sector! Bringing to consumers access to total transparency!
Real-time digital audit, the real revolution!
To verify that our UHT milk is really labelled "origin of the Hauts-de-France", "animal welfare friendly", or "GMO-free fed " it is necessary to check with each actor of the dairy chain that these criteria ......read more
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A discount-filled retail promotion for the deal-hunters in the UAE is happening and here’s what you may expect…
Dubai, UAE, August 14, 2018: Eid is one of the most auspicious occasions in a Muslim’s life but in UAE, even the non-Muslims get the opportunity to be a part something as big as Eid al Adha. Retail Pioneer ‘Union Coop’ has a reputation of coming out with one-of-a-kind deals, especially on Eid to delight its customer base and this time it’s not any different.
Union Coop will be releasing a combined promotion from 16th to 26th ......read more
Celebrate the Italian’s best day of Summer - the Italian way - surrounded by friends, great cocktails and delicious Italian bites
Dubai, UAE, August 14, 2018: Luigia, the truly authentic Italian restaurant, located at the Rixos Premium in JBR, announces a one off Aperitivo special in celebration of the Italian holiday, Ferragosto.
Ferraagosto takes place on the 15th August every year and is an ancient Italian festive celebration, second only to Christmas. It is a day away from work, for friends and loved ones to get together and share stories over ......read more
Union Coop sponsors the 7th Dubai Judicial Institute Football Tournament which will see several Government Institutions compete against each other.
Dubai, UAE, August 07, 2018: A Memorandum of Understanding is signed between Union Coop and Dubai Judicial Institute, wherein Union Coop Sponsors the 7th Dubai Judicial Institute Football Tournament for the month of January 2019.
The memorandum was signed by His Excellency Justice Dr. Jamal Al Sumaiti, Director General of Dubai Judicial Institute and Mr. Ahmed Bin Kenaid, Director of Human Resources and Emiratisation Department, on ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 07, 2018: Known for it’s tempting selection of wholesome and healthy treats such as cake slices and cookies – Sophie’s café is now offering freshly baked whole cakes for only AED 99.
Whether you have an upcoming special occasion or you simply want to indulge in guilt free and tasty dessert with friends and family, Sophie’s has got it all covered with its tantalising selection of whole cakes. Also, the neighborhood healthy eatery serves gluten free and vegan cake options to meet special dietary requirements.
The whole cakes include the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 07, 2018: Reminiscent of extravagant royal feasts, the traditional Thali lunch at Antique Bazaar, Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai features a curated spread from across the landscape of India.
The menu changes daily from Saturday to Thursday, presenting an assorted selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies. Priced at AED 31, watch out for the vegetarian thali, including unlimited paneer and hearty vegetarian preparations along with vegetarian kebab and dessert that perfectly highlights the charm of age-old favourites.
Keen carnivores can ......read more
Retail Pioneer ‘Union Coop’ is set to honour around 800 outstanding students of shareholders' children, under its ‘Kafou Program – For the academically outstanding children’.
Dubai, UAE, August 05, 2018: Popular retail brand in the UAE, ‘Union Coop’ will be honouring 800 academically outstanding students, from the shareholders' children as a part of its shareholder happiness initiatives, which deals with making the shareholder happy and inspire them to work in line with the government’s vision of achieving the highest ......read more
To honor The Year of Zayed, the Leave Your Mark campaign contributed to planting one Ghaf tree for every P&G product sold at Carrefour UAE stores over the last 11 days
Dubai, UAE, 2 August 2018: In line with the Year of Zayed initiative, Procter & Gamble (P&G) and Carrefour UAE planted one Ghaf seed for every P&G product purchased at Carrefour UAE stores nationwide. This effort comes as part of Leave Your Mark campaign, through which P&G encouraged shoppers to record a video message at selected Carrefour outlets pledging to make a difference to the ......read more
Cook yourself to a healthier way of eating
Dubai, UAE, August 01, 2018: Have you ever heard of the saying you are what you eat? In some sense this is true, if you eat unhealthy food then you are prone to be an unhealthy person. The foods we ingest are extremely important to our ability to grow, maintain function and prevent illnesses. There-fore, ensuring you are eating as healthily as possible is essential for a happy and healthy lifestyle and Top Chef Cooking Studio are here to help with their incredible knowledge and skills to guide you along the ......read more
Retail Pioneer ‘Union Coop’ signs an exclusive Memorandum of Understanding with Dubai Astronomy Group, committing to the sponsorship of the group’s future projects and initiatives.
Dubai, UAE, July 30, 2018: The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Mr. Harib Mohammed Bin Thani, Director of Operations Division (Union Coop) and Mr. Hasan Al Hariri, Chief Executive Office (DAG), in the presence of Mr. Suhail Al Bastaki, Director of Happiness and Marketing Department (Union Coop) and numerous officials from both sides.
Sighting Union Coop’s ......read more
Supported 31 CSR initiatives for different entities
Retail Pioneer ‘Union Coop’ marks the completion of first half of 2018 with 10 unique programs and activities for its shareholders and customers. The largest consumer cooperative supported 31 CSR initiatives with different entities so far.
Dubai, UAE, July 30, 2018: Heading strongly into the second half of the year 2018, Union Coop supported 31 Government and Private Entities in the UAE, with respect to its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. Moreover, the retail pioneer also accomplished 10 unique ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 26 July 2018: Pizza Hut, the largest pizza restaurant company in the world, has launched its San Francisco (SFO) sourdough handcrafted pizzas for the first time in the world in the UAE. Served hot and fresh, the pizzas have a light, airy texture and a subtle sourdough flavour.
The artisanal SFO pizza is the latest innovative offering from Pizza Hut that caters to diverse tastes and presents customers with a wide range of choice in the pizza segment. Each SFO sourdough handcrafted pizza is made to order, using fresh dough that is kneaded on a daily basis. Watch ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 23, 2018: Plastic waste is one of the most environmental scourges and its high time enterprises take a stern step to tackle it. The largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE, Union Coop uses biodegradable and recyclable shopping bags, in all its branches to promote environment-friendly shopping experience.
Mr. Mohammed Berregad, Director of Admin Affairs Dept. said, “We have a responsibility to preserve the natural resources for our future generations, which is why Union Coop in all its branches uses biodegradable shopping bags that are recyclable. Union ......read more
The luxurious sparkling grape beverage, 100% Natural, Alcohol Free and Halal certified, while preserving French premium quality and incomparable taste
Dubai, UAE, July 23, 2018: Pearl’s Vignes de France, from the heart of the vineyards in Burgundy, is launching a premium grape based sparkling beverage made with pure grape juice and infused with carbon bubbles. Pearl’s is a sparkling 100% Natural, Alcohol Free and Halal Certified drink, a new alternative to the alcoholic bubbly beverages, Pearl’s is 100% halal.
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Dubai, UAE, July 22, 2018: With an emphasis on healthier, organic and vegan options for indulgences, here a low-down of some sustainable, raw and organic munchies from the www.organicandreal.com range for your perusal:
Hippeas Organic Chickpea Puffs [Cheese & Love]: Crunchy and delicious, these high-protein and fibre pack of cheesy fingers comes in a good 78g pack and has all of 90 calories for the health-conscious snackers to indulge in. Price: AED 15.75
Organic Larder Toasted Coconut Chips (200g): Looking for a nutritious snack packed with ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 22, 2018: Al Maya Distribution, UAE an ISO 22000:2005 & HACCP certified FMCG Distribution Company proudly announcing the launch of GOO.N Diapers from DAIO Paper Corporation, Japan in presence of Mr. Ryu Ishii, First Secretary and Head of Economic Section, Embassy of Japan, Abu Dhabi, Mr. Koji Adachi, Deputy Consul General, Consulate General of Japan, Dubai and Mr Jumpei Yamaguchi, Vice Consul, Economic Section, Consulate General of Japan, Dubai.
Daio Paper Corporation, manufacturer of GOO.N diaper in cooperation with Sojitz Corporation, one of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 19, 2018: Mr. Kamal Vachani, Group Director of Al Maya Group along with a large business delegation from the UAE met Vietnam’s Vice Minister of Industry and Trade Cao Quoc Hung in Hanoi, Vietnam.
The UAE business delegation led by Mr. Kamal Vachani discussed ways to boost both ways trade specially import from Vietnam. The Vice Minister welcomed the delegation along with Ngo Khai Hoan, Deputy Director General for South West Asia and Africa Market Department, Ministry of Industry and Trade.
The value of foreign trade between the UAE and Vietnam, including free ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 12, 2018: Al Maya Distribution, UAE an ISO 22000:2005 & HACCP certified FMCG Distribution Company proudly announcing the official launch of Pinar Water from Pinar Su Turkey. This auspicious event was inaugurated by H.E. Mr. Can Dizdar, Ambassador, Embassy of Turkey, Abu Dhabi. And H.E Mr. Erdem Ozan, Consul General, Consulate General of Turkey, Dubai. In the presence of Mr. Ersin Sen, Export and Business Development Manager, Pınar Water, Dubai and Mr. Hasan Onal, Commercial Attaché, Consulate General of Turkey, Dubai.
Pınar Su (Pınar Waters), a ......read more
The retail pioneer is conducting an Open Day Recruitment Workshop, exclusively for UAE Nationals on July 14, Saturday at Etihad Mall, from 9 AM to 2 PM
Dubai, UAE, July 12, 2018: The largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE – Union Coop recently announced an open day ‘Recruitment Workshop’ to ensure the immediate employment of UAE Nationals, to be conducted on July 14, Saturday at Etihad Mall, from 9 AM to 2 PM.
Expressing his thoughts behind the Recruitment Drive, Mr. Ahmed Bin Kenaid, Director of Human Resources and Emiratization said, “We at ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 12, 2018: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but let’s face it, not everyone has the time to stop and grab a hearty breakfast before heading to work. Sophie’s Café is known for its extensive breakfast menu, offering a wide range of healthy options to delight all tastes and match all dietary requirements.
The healthy neigbourhood eatery doesn’t want you to miss out on the joys of one of the best meals of the day and for this reason, the restaurant’s breakfast menu is now available anytime of the day between 7am and ......read more
International event Open Dairies returns on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September, a weekend discovering the world of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese with many events, guided tours and tastings
Dubai, UAE; July 11, 2018 - Foodies, food enthusiasts and families visiting Italy in September will have a unique opportunity to experience first-hand the production of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese at the new edition of Open Dairies that will take place on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September, 2018 at Reggio Emilia, Parma, Italy. This Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) cheese is made only from ......read more
Ensure you are well on your way to your 5-a-day with Kibsons newly launched Smoothie Boxes, perfect for the whole family
Dubai, UAE, July 03, 2018: Kibsons, the leading online home delivery service have just made getting your 5-a-day a whole lot easier with the introduction of their newly launched, great value ‘Smoothie Boxes’. Enjoy a breakfast of champions or a health filled mid-morning snack that couldn’t be easier to prepare or create. Kibsons have done the hard work so you don’t have to and grouped together a range of perfectly ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 30, 2018: Mr Kamal Vachani, Group Director, Al Maya Group, Regional Director, Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) and Chairman, Dubai Chapter, Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) - Welcomed H.E. Mr Paul Raymund P. Cortes, Consul General, Consulate General of Philippines, Dubai, after he received the Presidential Award Gawad Mabini Rank of Kamanong Grand Cross Dakilang Kamanong award from the President of Philippines for his outstanding contribution as a Diplomat.
Mr. Kamal Vachani hosted a reception and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 30 June 2018: Football fever is here and there's now a delicious way to enjoy it. Fans can now choose the flags of their favourite teams as frosting on the donuts, all thanks to the premium, limited-edition range at Dunkin' Donuts. What's more, it is available in Mango and Banana flavour, and comes with a delicious chocolate filling.
In addition, a special offer is available on the above range of donuts when you buy a dozen at any outlet in the UAE. If you are enjoying the game at home you can place an order online and get it delivered to your ......read more
The number of Emirati employees in Union Coop totals to 343, where the Senior management positions were reported as 73 percent, while other administrative positions account for 30 percent
27 June 2018 – Dubai, UAE: Mr. Ahmed Bin Kenaid, Director of Human Resources and Emiratization at Union Coop said, “Union Coop pays great importance to Emiratization, as we believe it is one of the most important steps towards national human resources development. The number of UAE citizens working at Union Coop includes 127 men and 216 women, as of May-end 2018. Union Coop is ......read more
Trade volume increases to 3.5 million MT while value jumps to AED 11.1 billion
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 June 2018: The food and beverage (F&B) sector based in Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), the UAE’s premier regional business and logistics hub, showed significant growth in 2017 reflecting continuing confidence in the industry in the UAE.
The sector’s volume of trade rose to 3.5 million metric tonnes, valued at AED 11.1 billion which accounted for 17.85 per cent and 15.37 per cent of Dubai’s total F&B volume and value respectively.
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In 2017, Turkey’s olive oil exports reached 53,627 tons, equivalent to USD 207,881,000.
Turkey aims to increase olive product exports to USD 3.8 billion by 2023.
Dubai, 21 June 2018: Turkish Exporters Assembly revealed that its olive and olive oil product exports to the UAE are growing at a rapid pace. In 2018, Turkey’s UAE olive and olive oil exports grew from USD 1,607,260 to USD 2,870,800 signifying a growth of 79%.
Olive oil represents the country’s fastest growing food exports sector. A majority of the olives produced in Turkey are ......read more
South African Consul General visits Al Maya Supermarkets in Dubai
Dubai, UAE, June 21, 2018: Mr. Kamal Vachani, Group Director of Al Maya Group and H.E Mr Mogobo David Magabe, South Africa’s Consul General to Dubai met at Al Maya Group’s flagship Supermarket at Murooj Complex in Dubai.
Mr. Kamal Vachani informed the consul general about the FMCG products available at Al Maya Super markets across the UAE coming from South Africa. The Consul General appreciated the Group’s role in promoting South Africa’s food products in the UAE.
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Enjoy a free breakfast meal and hot beverage on your Birthday at Sophie’s Café
Dubai, UAE, June 18, 2018: Waking up to well wishes from your loved ones on your birthday is a fantastic feeling, but nothing can beat receiving a free breakfast from your favourite neighborhood restaurant to enjoy on your special day!
Wishes do come true as Sophie’s - the healthy and wholesome eatery located in Citadines Metro Central hotel in Barsha Heights is offering a free breakfast meal and hot beverage if you visit them on the morning of your birthday!
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Dubai, UAE, June 14, 2018: Mr Kamal Vachani, Group Director, Al Maya Group welcoming the Dh.50 billion stimulus package announced by Government said this will greatly benefit all sectors of UAE and will strengthen further economy stability and sustainability and will give confidence to the investors and businesses.
The UAE visa and company ownership reforms announced earlier will further boost economy growth in the coming years.
The new system of replacing the bank guarantee requirement for the employee’s visa is very welcome step.
Allowing 48 hours visa to transit ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 7, 2018: Its football season and Burger & Lobster is here to kick it off with a champion offering. Starting June 14th, fans of Burger & Lobster will be able to enjoy the World Cup at the adored DIFC venue on a 3x3 meter wide screen, combined with the flavours of signature and brand-new Burger & Lobster favourites in a combo package for two. Kick-start those taste buds with the savoury and crispy Panko Popcorn, followed by two Mini Burgers, a Mini Shrimp Roll and the deviously delicious Truffle Fries, perfectly accompanied by two brilliant bottles of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 4, 2018: From the beloved luxury tea brand that retails in Harrods and online, comes an elegantly designed gift box in celebration of the holy month of Ramadan. Newby Teas, the luxury tea company, is launching its limited edition Arabian Nights gift box for the first time in honor of the holy month.
This stunning gift box has been created with the inspiration from the famous Arabic folklore ‘Alf Layla Wa Layla’ or popularly known as A Thousand and One Nights OR Arabian Nights in English. The new box design builds on Newby Teas legacy of ......read more