GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Food Industry

 
  Share

Food and Beverage sector in Jafza grows by more than 22%

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 February, 2017:  Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza); a DP World Company and the UAE's flagship trade and logistics hub for the Middle East region and Africa, has posted a 22.5% growth in foreign companies from the Food and Beverage Sector (F&B) — rising from 480 companies in 2015 to 588 last year.

Jafza will be participating at the Gulfood Exhibition from 26 February to 2 March at Dubai World Trade Centre, meeting some of the leading companies from the F&B sector who are planning to locate in the region.

Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO  of DP World and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation underlined the increasing role of the food and beverage industry in the UAE in driving economic growth and in addressing the food requirements of regional markets.

Mr. Bin Sulayem, said: “The vision of our wise leadership to make Dubai as the Global Islamic Economic Capital provides a major boost to our economy by attracting foreign investment, especially those that are Halal food related. The Dubai Industrial Strategy complements the competiveness of the food industry where local companies can partner global counterparts to increase the Emirate's exports. We are also focused on research and development in the industry to develop new products and commodities that will suit different tastes and attract consumers.”

Mr. Bin Sulayem, added: “Of the F&B companies based in Jafza, 57% are from the Middle East region with 18% from Asia-Pacific, 13% from Europe, 8% from the Americas and 4% from Africa. The importance of Jafza as a preferred destination is apparent from the high occupancy rate in  facilities, ranging from plots of land and warehouses top  showrooms and offices dedicated to the F&B industry, spread over 1.67 million square metres.”

Mr. Bin Sulayem, said: “Gulfood is an annual event that brings together local and international leaders of the F&B industry under one roof and is a vital platform to meet and discuss cooperation and the investment plans of companies in the UAE, Middle East and Africa. Jafza is keen to meet manufacturers, wholesalers, packaging and logistics companies that are looking to reach out to new and emerging markets and benefit from our modern infrastructure and the highly efficient logistics network that will help enable the support and supply process.”

A recent Business Monitor International (BMI) research report expects food sales in the Middle East and North Africa to increase by 6.3% on an annual basis between 2015 and 2020. The food and beverage industry will see a 7.1% growth on an annual basis until 2020.due to several factors such as the strong investment in the retail sector in the next few years and the rise in the number of tourists and expatriate population - up to 10.4 million people by 2025.

Jafza is home to a number of the world's leading food companies including Unilever, Alokozay, Mars, FSL, Gulf Seafood, Hunter Foods, Banvit and other brands  that serve more than two billion people in the Middle East and South and East Asia, Africa and Commonwealth of Independent States. 



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 11993 times
Posted on : Saturday, February 25, 2017  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Record number of Welsh producers to attend world's largest food and beverage exhibition taking place...
Next Story : GODIVA Introduces Buffet de Gâteaux
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Let It Glow
Filorga Launches FLASH-NUDE Collection
Let All Your Photos Be Merry & Bright
The Rado DiaMaster Petite Seconde Automatic COSC The Rado watch at the top of th...
HP ProBook x360 11 G3 and G4 Education Edition
Chrono 4 Grande Taille - an extra-special timepiece
30 Years of Ryder Cup Heroes Confirmed for the 30th Edition of the Omega Dubai ...
Maintain Healthy Skin Year Round
PopSockets launches a new collection with crystals from Swarovski, the must-have...
Free gold coins at Malabar Gold & Diamonds Festival
MIDO Baroncelli Lady Day & Night collection
American Eagle Is the Go-to Destination for Gifting This Holiday Season'
The Interiors Gift Guide with Home and Soul
Golden Mile Galleria's ‘A Cultural Flair' attracts hundreds of art lovers to Pal...
Newby Teas Launches Advent Calendar For Christmas 2018
GAZOO Racing Wins Australia Rally at FIA World Rally Championship
24 Karat Gold Elixir by Mehrunisa Launches in the UAE Beauty Market
Tissot Chemin des Tourelles
Growth and inclusivity drive Avaya's channel strategy for 2019
Interview with Asil Attar, CEO of Al Yasra Fashion
Get Ready for Party Season with Lottie's new make-up hits
Festive Gift Sets from Bubble T
Time For Enchanting Moments
Holiday Handbags | GUESS
Holiday Gifting Made Easy with Wet n Wild Beauty Specials
BharatMatrimony launches office in Dubai targeting 2 Million Indians
Tissot PR100 Lady Sport – Chic Glamourous Festive Season
Winter wool Christmas must- haves
Michael Kors Collection Transeason 2019 Press Presentation
New 1948 Seamaster Watches Join the Ranks'
Samsung Galaxy A9 – Designed to capture the world in its fullest
Five-Star Euro NCAP for Jaguar's Electric I-PACE
Global Knowledge Index 2018 and The Future of Knowledge: A Foresight Report shin...
France Attractiveness Scoreboard 2018 Released
UOWD's quality management expert wins ASQ-UAE Quality Professionals Award
Dubai's Most Magical Festive Market Opens at Dubai Festival City Mall
Tissot PR100 Lady Sport – Chic Sporty yet Feminine
Ring in a dazzling festive season at Ibn Battuta Mall
Chinese Manufacturing Companies to Highlight Trade Opportunities in Middle East
Dubai Customs wins 3 awards from Ideas UK 2018
FBMA and 47 Emirati women celebrate UAE National Day
New ACH145 Mercedes-Benz Style Cabin Model Highlights First Presence at MEBAA fo...
Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge | Road Closure Timings
Chic and Stylish Wraps with a 3 in 1 effortless concept
Jury Announced for Epson's First Ever Win-A-Robot Competition in Europe, The Mid...
Raja Al Gurg is one of Forbes Magazine's 100 most powerful women in the world
New Menu alert: Moombai & Co. launches exciting and delicious food items to its menu
Al Hosn Now Open to the Public
ICAEW recognises Middle East's best finance professionals
Nine winners honored by DQG for their innovative ideas at the 10th Global Contin...