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 August, namely Eid al Adha celebration and ‘Back to School’. The first promotion will see discounts up to 50 % (percent) on selected commodities, gifts, chocolates, fresh items, electronics and many more. The latter will be to delight the ......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 delicious food.
Luigia invites guests to celebrate the best day of Summer, the Italian way, at the Aperitivo di Feeagosto. For just AED 120 per person, guests can gather their loved ones and indulge in a variety of authentic Italian ......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 behalf of CEO-Union Coop, in the presence of senior officials and staffs from both sides.
Expressing his views on this cooperation, Dr. Jamal Al Sumaiti said, “We would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to Union Coop for ......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 following options:
Zucchini Brownie Cake (2kg)
Banana Cake (1kg)
Fudge Cake (1kg)
Carrot Cake (1kg)
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake (1.5kg)
Melba Cake (1kg)
Orange & Almond Cake (1kg)
Orange Chocolate Cake (1kg)
Double Chocolate Cake (1kg)
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 dig into the non-vegetarian thali, priced at AED 36, for unlimited lamb and chicken specialties prepared using the finest cuts of meat and classic Indian spices. With assorted mouth-watering treats and new desserts to choose from every day, Antique ......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 level of motivation within the community. The ‘Kafou Program – For the academically outstanding children’ is one of the several shareholder happiness programs of Union Coop, under which these 800 students will be ......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 environment. P&G also partnered with the Give a Ghaf Tree Planting Program and brought together 100 UAE residents to break the Guinness World Record for the most seeds planted simultaneously within one hour.
The planting of the Ghaf seedlings took ......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 way.
Gain hands-on experience this summer with their wonderful team of professionals, who will not only teach you new techniques and learnings of new delicious recipes but you will also have plenty of fun all while gaining confidence in 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 support to DAG, Mr. Harib Mohammed Bin Thani said, “Primary objective of this MoU is to contribute to the achievement of our nation’s objective, which is aimed at establishing a strong and sustainable regional space sector. This move further ......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 programs, with 3 programs for its shareholders and 7 different activities for its customers so far. The idea is to carry forward the same spirit of success and happiness to the rest of the year as well.
Mr. Suhail Al Bastaki, Director of ......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 it being created HERE.
The pizza is soft, filled with deliciousness in every bite and is available in three new toppings, including Meaty BBQ, Spicy Chicken Ranch, and Ultimate Cheese.
This is in addition to the existing ......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 Coop is very particular about the shopping bags received from Suppliers as a part of the tender process, which should be as per the specifications of ‘Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology’ and the suppliers should have ......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.
Designed for the Middle East and in line with cultural tastes and preferences, the name Pearl’s is in honor of the region’s historical pearl trading background and the packaging is designed in white as a symbol for purity and gold to portray the true ......read more
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 antioxidants and fibre? The organic toasted coconut chips by Organic Larder are the best fit. Price: AED 9.75
Generous Charlotte Chocolate Cookies With Hazelnut And Fleur De Sel[40g]: Charlotte Chocolat has a memory like a goldfish, but ......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 Japan’s leading global investment and trading house, has partnered with Al Maya Distribution for the launch of GOO.N diapers in the UAE market. Daio Paper Corporation is Japan’s 3rd largest total Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Company ......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 zones trade, totalled nearly $9 billion in 2017, with exports accounting for around $324 million, re-exports for around $282 million, and imports for around $8.4 billion. The UAE is eighth in the list of countries that import products from Vietnam ......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 member of Yasar Group, one of the respected institutions in Turkey introduced packaged bottled mineral water to Turkish consumers in the year 1984.
With state-of-the-art production facilities of international standards, fully automated filling ......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 Union Coop wholeheartedly support our government’s Emiratization plans and vision 2021, which focusses on increasing the number of citizens working in the private sector 10 times by the year 2021. Through Recruitment Drives like these, we wish ......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 9pm.
Whether you feel like having poached eggs or avocado on toast for lunch or you want to indulge in a healthy and light Acai bowl in the evening – Sophie’s has got you covered with their all-day breakfast menu. Not to mention that you ......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 raw milk, rennet and salt in a specific area of origin (provinces of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, Mantua on the right bank of the Po river and Bologna on the left side of the Reno river), following artisan methods specified in the Production ......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 matched fruits and vegetables that work beautifully to give you a deliciously nutritious start to the day. Reaching for your convenient smoothie box each morning will fast become the norm and you can have fun trying out all of the appetising flavour ......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 invited a large number of diplomats to honor H.E. Mr Paul Raymund P. Cortes on this prestigious occasion.
The following diplomats attended the reception: H.E. Mr. Low Pit Chen, Consul General, Consulate of Singapore, H.E. Mr. Charitha yattogoda, ......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 doorstep through Deliveroo, Talabat or Uber Eats. And, if you love to complement your donut with some coffee, there's a wide variety of choice. Without a doubt, Dunkin' Donuts is going to win new fans this Football season.
Since its inception ......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 keen on hiring local talents and contributes to the government’s vision of ‘Emiratization’, by overcoming the challenges with respect to the same in the private sector.”
He further motivated job seekers of the ......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.
Continuous industry growth has been supported by high disposable incomes in the country with major investment in grocery retail over the past few years (BMI Report).
F&B is a major focus of Jafza’s business portfolio with over 570 companies from ......read more
World’s largest food exhibition recognises creative industry leaders in grand ceremony
Dubai, UAE, 28 February 2017: Gulfood 2017, the 22nd edition of the world’s largest annual food industry exhibition, has crowned its Innovation Awards winners at a glittering ceremony held at the Conrad Hotel.
The Innovation Awards, sponsored by Al Dahra, recognise and honour new and improved innovations and technologies being adopted by the 5,000 local, regional and international exhibitors participating at the 1,000,000-square foot exhibition running at Dubai World ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2017: Gulfood 2017, the 22nd edition of the world’s largest food and beverage trade platform, has rubberstamped its standing as a true industry weathervane and innovation laboratory.
Right across the 1,000,000 square foot show, which runs until Thursday 2 March at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), up to 90,000 food professionals from 150 countries are absorbing tens of thousands of products being promoted by 5,000 exhibitors from 120 countries.
With more than 2,000 exhibiting newcomers at the world-renowned exhibition, this year’s event ......read more
Tech breakthrough sees natural herbal beverages muscle in on conventional soft drinks
Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2017: Five years of investment in hi-tech R&D came to fruition for Turkey’s Meyania drinks at Gulfood 2017, the world’s largest annual food event running at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) until Thursday night.
The company’s ground-breaking 100 per cent natural and sugar-free liquorice-based drinks – the first of their kind – scooped the show’s inaugural ‘Visitors’ Choice’ award with its Mysus range that reigned ......read more
Offering those that experience lactose intolerance the ability to enjoy the goodness of dairy
Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2017: NZMP, the global ingredients brand of Fonterra, has launched NZMP Low Lactose Instant Whole Milk Powder (IWMP). This new ingredient has less than 2% lactose and allows consumer milk powder manufacturers to capitalise on the increasing consumer demand for low lactose foods.
Santiago Aon, General Manager Middle East for NZMP, says “We developed our Low Lactose ingredient so customers can provide a premium dairy nutrition solution to consumers ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2017: The New Atkins Lifestyle has launched a delicious low carb, low sugar Fudge Caramel bar in the UAE. The Fudge Caramel bar makes for satisfying ‘elevenses’ or afternoon snack and is perfect for satisfying a sweet tooth.
Scrumptious and satisfying, yet low in sugar and carb treats are hard to come by, but with new tasty addition in the Atkins range, choosing a healthier option couldn’t be easier.
Why not indulge in a not so naughty nibble with the new Atkins Fudge Caramel bar. With 55% less carbohydrates than regular fudge ......read more
Dubai’s ESMA hosts Global Halal Industry Platform as part of Gulfood programme
Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2017: The global food industry needs to make fundamental shifts in its operations to advance food safety worldwide, the Global Halal Industry Platform held in Dubai today has heard.
The Platform, organised by the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Meteorogy (ESMA) and part of the educational programme of Gulfood, the world’s largest annual food event running at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) until Thursday night, heard the transformation call from ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 27, 2017: Hon’ble Mr George Eustice MP, Minister for Farming, Food and Marine Environment, Government of United Kingdom, visited Al Maya Supermarket, Dubai, informed Mr Kamal Vachani, Group Director, Al Maya Group. This is the first time British Minister visiting any Supermarket in Dubai, informed Mr Kamal Vachani. The Minister is here on the occasion of Gulfood 2017.
During the interaction with the Hon.ble Minister, Mr Kamal Vachani introduced Al Maya Group and its activities. Mr Kamal Vachani informed the Hon’ble Minister Mr George ......read more
Taste of Dubai adds to its sizzling line-up as Reza Mahmmad and Jenny Morris join the star-studded food extravaganza
Tickets are on sale online
27 February 2017 - Dubai, UAE: 10 years ago Taste Festivals launched in Dubai with a vision to become the most loved Food, Drink and Music Festival. In 9 years the festival has seen 160,000 visitors, 172 of the hottest restaurants, 1032 different dishes served and 56 celebrity chef appearances.
Taste of Dubai has become the social scene for foodies, families and friends and is the only place in the city where ......read more
**With four generations of tea blending and tasting experience, Ahmad Tea offers a variety of over 70 blends from across the globe**
Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017: Research has shown that drinking tea has a number of health benefits. Tea is a means of hydration, it also contains antioxidants which assist in fighting free radicals within the body, contributes to better weight control and can support with a better night’s sleep.
Based in the U.K., Ahmad Tea is a family owned business, which has been operating for over four generations, and continues to grow globally ......read more
Dubai mega show proves a hotbed for global food sector innovation
Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017: His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, today opened Gulfood 2017, the 22nd edition of the world-leading food and beverage exhibition at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
Touring the 1,000,000 sq. ft. show, which runs for five days and is expected to receive up to 90,000 food professionals from 150 countries, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum was given a snapshot of the global innovation now impacting an industry striving to ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017: BurJuman is the place for families this Dubai Food Festival. From 20th February to 19th March, visitors can make the most of Dubai’s family friendly venue, with special offers from the region’s leading family entertainment center, Magic Planet and more than 20 participating BurJuman food outlets.
Shoppers looking to take a well-earned break from a day’s shopping at one of BurJuman’s participating restaurants will be rewarded with their own Magic Planet gift card, as the gaming venue is set to give away 15,000 gift cards ......read more
New campaign celebrates Peru’s distinction as world’s top producer of superfoods
26 February, 2017, UAE: Peru reinforces its superfood credentials during Gulfood 2017 with the launch of its “Superfoods Peru” brand. The comprehensive global campaign celebrates Peru’s status as the world’s top producer of superfoods and highlights the quality, variety and benefits of the country’s food offering.
One of the most biodiverse nations on earth, Peru has a variety of agricultural produce that is synonymous with healthy living. Packed with ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017: Departing this month will be the largest ever trade delegation from Wales to attend one of the world’s leading food and beverage exhibitions in Dubai. Gulfood is to be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from the 26 February – 2 March 2017.
25 companies from across the food and drink sector in Wales are taking part under the Welsh Government’s Cymru/Wales presence.
Gulfood is one of the most important food, drink and hospitality shows in the world. With 5,000 exhibitors participating from over 120 countries, and over 90,000 buyers ......read more
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 ......read more
The seductive new chocolate collection inspired by some of the world’s best-loved cake recipes
Godiva is proud to announce the launch of its limited edition Buffet de Gâteaux Valentine’s Day Collection. Indulgent, sensual and made for sharing, the innovative new chocolate collection was inspired by some of the best-loved cake recipes from around the world.
Crafted with passion and precision by Godiva’s Tokyo-based chef chocolatier, Yannick Chevolleau, Buffet de Gâteaux was created in homage to the glamorous tradition of high-tea. Hosted by ......read more
DUBAI, UAE, February 25, 2017: Euler Hermes, the world’s leading provider of trade-related credit insurance solutions, expects food prices to rise in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2017. Global food prices stopped plunging in 2016, with a contained -1.5 percent drawback of the FAO Food Index. This was the lowest decrease in five consecutive years.
Jules Kappeler, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Euler Hermes Middle East, Dubai, commented: “The UAE imports more than 80 percent of its food needs. Therefore, the Gulf Arab country will face spillover effects from a rise ......read more
Ingredients brand of Fonterra eyes Gulfood as springboard to increase MEA trade
Dubai, UAE, February 25, 2017: After more than 40 years’ partnering with Middle Eastern and African (MEA) food and beverage manufacturers, NZMP, the ingredients brand of Fonterra – the world’s largest exporter of dairy products - is eyeing its first standalone presence at Gulfood as the springboard to increased MEA trade opportunities.
With one of the broadest dairy ingredient offerings in the world, NZMP will leverage its ‘New Zealand advantage’ - a ......read more
Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu to inaugurate the new Meena Bazaar outlet
Dubai, 25 February 2017: Al Adil Group, now more than three decades old, marched towards another milestone. The group has set up its’ 35th outlet at Dubai’s most sought after business destination Meena Bazaar, Bur Dubai. The grand opening of this outlet will take place at 7 p.m. on 2nd March 2017. Leading Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu will inaugurate the new outlet.
Dr. Dhananjay (Jay) Datar, Chairman & Managing Director, Al Adil Trading and popularly known as Masala King, said ......read more
Dedicated Beverages segment at 22nd edition of Gulfood to highlight how companies are evolving to meet demand for specialist tea and coffee
Spotlight on ‘healthier’ soft drinks driven by younger population seeking alternatives to carbonated sodas
Dubai, UAE, February 23, 2017: The global tea and coffee business is booming with coffee drinkers alone spending US $85 million a year to get their fix. As consumers develop a thirst for premium taste and luxury experience, particularly in the Middle East, companies are increasingly having to diversify their offerings to ......read more
AFIDOP will highlight strength, heritage, quality and diversity of Italy’s leading cheeses for the fifth year amongst leading Gulf F&B suppliers, retailers and restaurants
Dubai, UAE, February 23, 2017: From February 26 - March 2, the Associazione Formaggi Italiani DOP e IGP (Association of Italian P.D.O Cheeses), better known as AFIDOP, returns to Gulfood 2017 to showcase seven of the finest Italian Protected Designation of Origin (P.D.O) cheeses.
With a space in the Italian pavilion, AFIDOP will present Casciotta D’Urbino, Gorgonzola, Grana Padano, ......read more
Dubai, 23rd February, 2017: Boxpark, the offbeat destination by Meraas, is set to be the ultimate foodie haven between 23rd February to 11th March, as it celebrates the fourth edition of Dubai Food Festival with the launch of an Organic Community Market.
A first for Boxpark, the Organic Market will be hosted in partnership with Organic Guild, the people behind the development and growth of the organic goods industry here in the UAE. Boxpark goers can sample and buy locally sourced and all organic produce, from baskets full of fruits and vegetables, beauty products, hand ......read more
Dubai, UAE – 23 February 2017: London-based food truck trader, The Roadery, has created its first Burg-Khalifa at Eat The World DXB, the ultimate food truck event which is on all weekend at Burj Park, Downtown Dubai.
Crafted from four glorious patties of Wagyu beef, truffled cheese, ethical duck foie gras, saffron mayonnaise and blackberry ketchup, the towering burger is served in an edible 24-carat gold leaf brioche bun. On sale for Dhs230, the Burg-Khalifa is available in limited supply, so get them while they’re hot!
The UAE retail chain takes you on a tasty culinary journey across its stores in Dubai
Dubai – UAE: 22 February, 2017: UAE retail store chain Choithrams today announced the launch of a Canadian Goodness Festival in Dubai. This is an integral part of the retail giant's strategic business plans. Known to be one of the most popular chains of stores in the country, the festival will offer a treat to taste buds to one and all. Starting from 22 February to 6 March, customers will be able to enjoy as many as 150 products on offer all across all the stores in Dubai. ......read more
Dubai, 22nd February, 2017: Alpen Capital, an investment banking advisory firm, announced the publication of its report on the GCC Food Industry. The report presents the state of the food industry while covering demand-supply dynamics across various food categories in the GCC nations. The report also covers the recent trends, growth drivers, and challenges in the industry, along with the sector outlook until 2021. The report profiles some of the prominent food companies in the region, while highlighting their financial and valuation metrics.
“We expect the GCC Food industry to ......read more
With a focus on its Raha’s catering range, Panache International exhibits at the Gulfood 2017 from 26th February to2nd March, Stand No.: S-M58
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 February, 2017: Panache International, a pioneer in the disposables sector with a history of quality disposables manufacturing and excellent consumer care, is set to present its range of catering and polypropylene disposables at the Gulfood 2017 event from February 26 to March 2. To be held at the Sheikh Saeed Halls in the Dubai World Trade Centre, the Gulfood 2017 is the world’s largest annual food ......read more
Together, Choithrams and WFP team up for Zero Hunger and Malnutrition in the Middle East and West Africa
Dubai, UAE: 21 February, 2017: Choithrams, a leading supermarket chain in Dubai, concluded the second year of its alliance with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) with a generous donation of over AED 1.3 million to deliver nutritious school meals to children in need in the Middle East and West Africa.
Choithrams and WFP joined together in 2015 with the objective of fighting hunger and malnutrition in the Middle East and West Africa, where the company operates. ......read more
To be held on February 22, 2017, in Dubai Knowledge Village, the invitation-only event is a hub for food service industry experts to showcase their know-how and engage with owners and operators in the field, addressing pressing industry issues and brainstorming key innovation points at the turn of the HORECA segment
The event is targeted towards Franchisors and Franchisees, Restaurant General Managers and Food Service business owners and operators
Mr. George Kunnapally, the GM & Board Member of Diamond Lifestyle Limited, and Executive Director of Private Equity of Regulus ......read more
UAE, February 21, 2017 – Brazilian companies are set to showcase their comprehensive range of quality products at the upcoming Gulfood, one of the largest annual food exhibitions taking place from February 26 to March 2, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Center. The Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce will also have a stand spanning 33 square meters. The participation is heavily supported by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which connected with and encouraged trade promotion sectors of 13 embassies representing countries in the Middle East and North Africa to invite buyers from their ......read more
“A busy season ahead for the beverage industry in Dubai”
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 February 2017: A list of big shows and events are lined up to take place in Dubai next month, keeping experts and specialists in the beverage industry busy. A number of events will be taking place highlighting the latest trending technologies, products and services in this burgeoning industry.
Of those events happening in Dubai, the ninth edition of the Dubai Drink Technology Expo takes place from 7- 9 March 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. ......read more
DUBAI, UAE – FEBRUARY 20, 2017 – The heart wants what it wants, and the average UAE consumer wants milk, cheese or chocolate – most probably, all three.
The most comprehensive study of brands based on emotions has revealed that UAE consumers have strong emotional connections with brands that include the 50-year-old Kuwaiti mega-corporation Americana, three GCC dairy farms and Patchi, the Lebanese chocolatier.
Overall, an impressive five of the top ten most intimate consumer goods brands in the UAE are local or regional brands, competing well with global ......read more
Dubai, UAE; February 20, 2017: Ruya, the Anatolian restaurant and bar hot spot located at the Grosvenor House, invites Jazz enthusiasts to commence their evening in style on its impressive outdoor terrace and mark this year’s 15th edition of the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival.
The stunning ambience will set the right mood for the Festival while guests can indulge in a splendid selection of signature beverages showcasing mixology at its finest. A stone’s throw away from the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Ruya is the perfect spot for a sundowner right before Jazz ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 19th February 2017: As part of its efforts to support the message and blessed goals of the Year of Giving, Dubai Customs signed a memorandum of Understanding with Union Coop; one of the biggest consumer cooperatives in the UAE.
The agreement was signed by Ahmed Obeid Al Falasi, Executive Director of Human Resources, Finance and Administration at Dubai Customs and Harbi Mohammed bin Thani, Operations Director Manager at Union Coop, in the presence of Khalil Saqer, Director of Corporate Communication Department and Yousef Ozair, Director of IPR Department at Dubai Customs, ......read more
Gulfood’s Meat & Poultry segment draws global response as exhibitors keen to highlight the health benefits of protein-packed food
Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2017: With bullish forecasts emerging on the GCC’s consumption of meat and poultry, a specialised segment focused on the product range has drawn a huge international response for world-leading food and beverage exhibition Gulfood 2017.
The new Meat & Poultry sector, one of eight dedicated segments in the new sectorised layout of the giant Gulfood exhibition due to open its 22nd edition at the Dubai ......read more
Fully-equipped facility, spanning over 24,000 square feet, can cater to over 35,000 people
DUBAI – February 19, 2017: Keita Catering has opened its flagship state-of-the-art kitchen spanning over 24,000 square feet in Dubai and with a capacity to cater to over 35,000 people. The new facility, located in Dubai Investment Park 2, is one of the largest kitchens in the UAE. It currently provides nearly 30,000 meals to schools, hospitals, corporate clients and community programmes.
With a robust reputation in the UAE’s food service management sector, Keita ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 16, 2017: In an elegant pairing that captures the imagination, The Palace Downtown Dubai presents every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday throughout the month of March a luxurious experience of afternoon tea inspired by the Eaux Parfumées Collection by BVLGARI.
Two distinct themes set the tone, marked by fine cuisine, tea creations and iced tea innovations while live, refined musical accompaniment, courtesy harp and violin virtuosos, lend a mystical air to the experience.
BVLGARI Afternoon Tea at Lakeside Garden
In the lush Lakeside Garden looking up to ......read more
Sopexa round table findings show growing appreciation of French pastry across the Middle East, with an increase in demand for organic and all-natural baked goods.
Savoury sweets, healthier options and social media trends are shaping the way top Middle East chefs and patisseries develop menus
Dubai, UAE, February 15, 2017: Recent research from Euromonitor has valued the UAE bakery market at US$683 million, with annual growth expected to top 4.2%, as demand for all-natural baked goods continues to rise. With the growth set to continue, research firm Global Industry ......read more
New products include heart-shaped donuts signed by Superstar Suzan Najm Aldeen celebrates love and peace
Dubai – February 9th, 2017: Love is in the air as Dunkin’ Donuts introduces new premium donuts that include heart-shaped donuts to mark Valentine’s Day. The exclusive donuts come in premium two or six-donut boxes, and will be available in Dunkin’s 72 outlets across the UAE.
Each of the six Valentine Themed Donuts is endorsed by the superstar Suzan Najm Aldeen, and carries her branding elements and signature.
Customers who indulge in the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 7 February, 2017- Nature offers a wide range of ingredients that could be of added value to one’s beauty routine. Vatika Naturals, one of the leading hair care brands in the region, has always been committed to exploring innovative natural ingredients for its range of products, and as such has introduced its new Vatika Shampoos and Conditioners with carefully hand-picked new ingredients such as Argan, Garlic and Black Seed.
These natural-based formulations provide distinct and unparalleled hair care benefits. Argan Shampoo and Conditioner is enriched with Moroccan Argan ......read more
**Hardly any fructose, an extra portion of chlorophyll and few extra calories! **
Dubai, UAE, February 6, 2017: Whether it’s Green Juices, Souping, Activated Charcoal or Golden Mylk ... - DETOX DELIGHT brings the latest international health food trends to the UAE. Detox Delight has been one of Europe and the Middle Easts’ leading experts in Juice Cleansing and Gourmet Clean Eating programmes for nearly 8 years and is starting 2017 with a real cleanse innovation: PURE VEGGIE DELIGHT.
Pure vegetable juice? No thank you. With the exception of tomato juice it is a taste ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 6, 2017: Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club will host the Longines Valentine’s Day Polo Cup 2017 in association with La Martina on Friday, February 10 from 1pm, in what is set to be a spectacular afternoon of polo in a truly romantic setting.
Four polo teams consisting of local and international players will compete to win the coveted Longines Valentine’s Day Polo Cup 2017.
The afternoon will see dressed-up spectators watch the Sport of Kings and indulge in a lavish brunch at Palermo Terrace with families and equestrian enthusiasts alike ......read more
Continues delivering food security for the UAE through state of the art local production capabilities
Dubai, UAE – February 1, 2017: Emirates Modern Poultry Co., also known as Al Rawdah, posted 8-10% growth through 2016 despite economic headwinds. The firm continued expanding its mandate of delivering food security for the UAE through local production, exceptional rearing standards, and state of the art machinery.
The year saw Al Rawdah kick off an AED 20 million expansion of its food processing plant (FPP) to introduce cutting edge technologies that supress costs ......read more
Punjabi By Nature, a Punjabi cuisine restaurant located in the heart of Oud Metha, introduces an all-new menu
With new arrivals bearing the same home-made rustic charm, Punjabi By Nature’s new offers a range of delightful treats for every palate
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 31, 2017: Punjabi By Nature, a restaurant that weaves a tale of Punjab’s rich heritage through food, presents its new menu for the season. Cooked to perfection complete with freshly ground spices, Punjabi By Nature’s menu includes rich curries and spicy tikkas that are sure to ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 31, 2017: If perfectly cooked rice, full of Spanish flavour and packed with fresh authentic ingredients isn’t on your radar, then it soon will be with El Sur’s new Paella menu, expertly crafted and made by a true Paella master, it is one to tick off the list!
History of the dish
Originating from Eastern Spain, Valencia lays claim to the first Paella and to this day, maintains its age-old recipe. As one of the largest natural ports in the Mediterranean, Valencia has been one of the most important rice-producing areas in Spain since the grain ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 30, 2017: Grand Hyper, one of the largest hypermarket chains in the Middle East, owned by Regency Group Dubai, announced the inauguration of its 42nd outlet, at a press conference held at JW Marriot, Jeddaf. The new outlet in Muhaisnah will be inaugurated on 2nd Feb at 4.30pm.The store will offer the best in products, pricing and services and open up a new experience of quality shopping to the inhabitants of Muhaisnah and its neighborhood.
The new Grand Hyper Muhaisnah is spread over an area of 52,000 square feet and will feature an extensive fruit and vegetable ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 30, 2017: Take your loved one onto a culinary journey to France with a specially designed four course set menu. St. Tropez Bistro, located at the Mall of Emirates and Century Village, offers guests elegant surroundings and a traditional taste of French cuisine to immerse in, this Valentine’s Day.
Highlights from the menu include grilled fillet of beef with cauliflower puree, pickled ruby onions, garlic chips, fondant potato, mushroom duxelle, herb salad and red wine jus and many other delicacies to indulge in.
Price: AED 190 per person
Offer: 4 course ......read more
Origin and source key to food marketing, research shows, as Brazil and Ireland prepare largest-ever Gulfood outings Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa regions are key growth drivers of packaged food globally
Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2017: A surge in consumer demand for knowledge of food origin and source is now a key factor for successful sales and marketing in the global food industry, according to the latest research.
A survey by Opinion Matters found that a food’s ‘origin’ is now second on a consumer’s list, behind only sell-by dates, when it ......read more
Dubai UAE, 26 January 2017: To celebrate the month of love, Pullman Dubai Jumeriah Lakes Towers is offering you the chance to treat your loved one to an experience to remember at both Fit and Spa Lounge and Manzoni Italian Restaurant.
With stunning panoramic views of Dubai from your treatment room, Fit and Spa Lounge is situated on the 34th floor of the 5* property that is located in cluster T of Jumeriah Lakes Towers, and is offering a Romantic Duo experience for two for only AED 429* for the whole month of February. Enjoy a 50-minute couple massage along with half a bottle of grape ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 25, 2017: Discover the best Valentine's Day Chocolates from HRH Queen Elizabeth’s favourite chocolatiers, Prestat, proud owner of two Royal Warrants and the very inspiration for Roald Dahl’s character of Willy Wonka.
The heart-shaped box is a Valentine's Day classic, and Prestat elevates the experience with its luxurious packaging and bold colours that will brighten up the day, not to forget the decadent hand-crafted chocolates that melt in your mouth (and heart).
A box of chocolates is the go-to gift for romancing your lover, so why not ......read more
Valentine’s Day Special Dinner Buffet at Medley Restaurant
23rd January 2017, Dubai, UAE: Enjoy the ultimate Deira date and treat your beloved one to an extra special Valentine’s Day at Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre.
From arrival, the evening will be filled with romantic touches as guests are greeted with a glass of sparkling grape and a single red rose followed by a specially curated, indulgent Valentine’s buffet.
Guests can also add a personal touch to the evening as all bookings taken in January will be able to request a special love song to be ......read more
Middle East stands out as a key growth area for food providers in global packaged F&B, with market tipped to reach USD2.2 trillion by 2020
Dubai, UAE, January 21, 2017: The most significant representation of leading F&B brands the MENA region has ever seen will soon be converging in Dubai, as more than 140 major international food and beverage producers come together at the new Power Brands segment at Gulfood 2017.
Represented by a contingent of major food industry heavyweights including Unilever, Nestle, Del Monte and IFFCO, the throng of leading F&B brands will ......read more