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Jeddah's Sky Lounge Launches New Menu From Its Latest Chef at Rooftop Destination

Diners can enjoy spectacular 360 views of the Jeddah coast while indulging in gourmet delights  October 12, 2021:  Jeddah’s Sky Lounge is launching a fresh and spectacular new menu with an exciting twist for an unforgettable dining experience under the stars. The rooftop venue, famed for its spectacular sunsets and mouth-watering mocktails, is perched on the 17th floor of the renowned Rosewood Jeddah and is now a favoured dining destination for the city’s socialites.  The destination’s new executive chef, Kardino Zulhaidi has brought together flavours of the world for the new look menu with everything from East to West.  All-American Hot Dog and Prime Angus Beef Burger provide a quintessential taste of The Big Apple, perfectly paired with decadent desserts New York Cheesecake and ......read more

Saudi Arabia Embraces European Cheese as Imports from the EU Increase to Over 42,476 Tonnes

While EU cheese imports to Saudi Arabia increased 15% from 2019 to 2020, French producers remain firm favourites with popular types such as Camembert, blue cheese and Brie, offering Saudi consumers superior quality ingredients for cooking and baking Kingdom of Saudi Arabia -  27 September 2021: The European Union’s (EU) imports of European cheese to Saudi Arabia increased to 42,476 tonnes in 2020, an annual increase of 15% on the 36,888 tonnes imported in 2019, according to the latest research from CNIEL, the French Dairy Board. France is the second-largest dairy producer in the EU with 23.8 billion litres produced in 53,800 dairy farms in 2019 and continues to command the attention of Saudi Arabian cheese aficionados with well-known cheese such as Camembert and Brie remaining popular choices for all culinary ......read more

The Famous Taste of ALBAIK is Coming to Dubai with the Launch of the First Branch in UAE

Fans of ALBAIK’s delectable dishes will soon be able to enjoy their favorite mouthwatering meals at The Dubai Mall    10, June 2021:  ALBAIK, Saudi Arabia’s favorite homegrown fast-food brand is coming to Dubai. The hugely popular restaurant chain has set to open a new branch in Dubai Mall, which will bring ALBAIK’s delicious range of dishes to the people in the UAE for the first time.    ALBAIK was established in Jeddah in 1974 and has grown to more than 120 branches throughout Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. ALBAIK proved that great food served fast can combine exceptional flavor and value to create tasty dishes for everyone to enjoy. Chosen by CNN as one of the best eight fast-food chains around the world worth trying. ALBAIK has developed a community of fanatics across Saudi Arabia. ......read more

Fresh Del Monte Rolls Out its Latest E-commerce Store in KSA

Platform Aims at Catering to Health-Savvy Consumers’ Needs in the Kingdom JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, 02 May 2021:  In another crucial milestone for the company, Fresh Del Monte in the Middle East and North Africa (“MENA”) announced the launch of its latest state-of-the-art e-commerce store in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, as part of its increasing commitment to be closer to consumers.  Following the huge success of its platform in the UAE, Fresh Del Monte rolled out this convenient service to provide Saudi consumers with a seamless and curated grocery-buying experience with the touch of a few buttons via its dedicated website https://sa.myfreshdelmonte.com. The platform offers a wide variety of high-quality fresh fruits, vegetables, snacks, freshly squeezed juices and meals that meet the highest global standards of ......read more

Mezzan Holding KSC Rolls out MEXITA Product Line to Gulf Markets

The tortilla chip line is now available in Kuwait, UAE, KSA, and Qatar Saudi, December 15, 2020 -- Mezzan Holding KSC’s (BKSC: Mezzan) fully-owned subsidiary has rolled out its MEXITA tortilla chip product line across Gulf markets including UAE, KSA and Qatar, following the success of the brand in Kuwait. The full product range is now available at hypermarkets, supermarkets, minimarts and other retailers. The MEXITA product line is managed by KITCO (Kuwait Indo Trading Company W.L.L.), a fully-owned subsidiary of Mezzan Holding. KITCO is a leading producer and distributor of a wide variety of salty snacks in the Gulf region including natural potato chips, corn puffs, tortilla chips, gourmet snacks, veggie chips and much more. Mezzan Holding CEO, Mr. Garry Walsh said: “Following the success of other KITCO products in ......read more

Tech Startup FOODICS Launches A US$100m Micro Loan Fund To Support SMEs

● Foodics Capital Fund set to further help small business owners post Covid-19 ● Foodics partnered with Maalem Financing for the Fund set to revolutionize SME lending ● Micro loans are Shariah-compliant and focused on helping restaurants expand faster   27 October 2020, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia:   FOODICS, the F&B and Retail tech startup based in Saudi Arabia, officially announced today the launch of FOODICS CAPITAL, its micro lending arm.    The tech start-up, which offers an all in one restaurant management platform helping restaurant owners run their business, has announced it has raised US$100 million (SAR 375m) to further support Saudi F&B merchants post Covid-19 through Shariah-compliant micro loans. Ahmad Al-Zaini, Co-Founder and CEO commented, “With ......read more

One of World's Largest PEPSI Bottling Plant Goes Live with Infor WMS in Saudi Arabia

 MenaBev successfully deploys Infor supply chain software with SNS SAUDI ARABIA, 15 October 2020:   Infor today announced that MenaBev, a multinational franchise organization of PepsiCo, has implemented Infor WMS warehouse management solution at its more than 300,000-square-meter bottling facility in Jeddah. Underpinning MenaBev’s end-to-end operation, from raw material receipt through to the production, storage and shipping of finished goods, Infor WMS will increase automation across the organization, optimizing business processes to boost capacity and support continued growth. The project was successfully managed by Infor alliance partner SNS, a leading provider of supply chain consultancy and software implementation.   Learn more about Infor WMS: ......read more

Grand Opening Soon: World-class Italian Restaurant ‘Mamo Michelangelo' is Finally Set to Open Soon in Riyadh

Saudi -  March 12, 2020:  Al Khozama Management Company, Mamo, and Arjun Waney, the creators and co-owners of internationally renowned fashionable and successful restaurants, announced that Mamo Michelangelo Restaurant is set to open by end of March 2020 in the heart of Riyadh’s dynamic center, at Al Faisaliah Hotel Suites Wing, The District Al Faisaliah. With authentic Italian and Provençal recipes and passionate chefs to serve fresh and delicious dishes, Mamo Michelangelo’s menu is already creating a stir and will quench the appetite of local gastronomes with its specialties, using ingredients sourced from their origins, to truly experience the authentic flavors of Italy and South of France.   Saudi Arabia is well acquainted with Mamo Restaurant after its successful pop-up during the Jeddah Season. ......read more

Forrey & Galland Launches a New Concept in Saudi Arabia

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

Arla Foods Introduces New Baby&me Organic Products to Saudi Arabian Market

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

The UAE's most loved candy store, Candylicious has made its début in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the newly launched Riyadh Season Festival, with a sweet, fun-filled Candylicious

During the festival, which runs until December 15, Riyadh is turning into one of the biggest entertainment hubs in the world.    Saudi Arabia - November 13, 2019:  Candylicious, the candy wonderland, offers delightful moments to its guests to truly bring out the child in everyone. The whimsical candy store will provide an incredible selection of candies, chocolates sourced from the four corners of the globe, unique and playful souvenirs as well as exclusive Candylicious merchandise.  More than a pop-up, every square corner of the 4,000sqft store showcases flavourful and unique sweets and treats, such as the signature pick & mix wall. Packed with fun-filled experiences, such as the Spun Candy lollipop personalization corner, with live candy making and an Instagrammable Candylicious themed skyline wall ......read more

Bidfood KSA announcing another exclusive foodservice distributorship with General Mills to supply Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream and Green Giant Frozen Vegetables

October 02, 2019 – Jeddah, KSA:  Bidfood KSA,  (Al Diyafa Company for Catering Services), the KSA’s leading multi-channel foodservice distributor, today announced that the company has struck another exclusive agreement with General Mills to distribute Green Giant Frozen Vegetables across the country’s food service channels. This follows an agreement entered earlier with General Mills to supply Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream in Saudi Arabia exclusively for the foodservice Channels. General Mills is one of the largest manufacturers of baking goods, cereals, ice cream, grain snacks, meal products, organic food and frozen food with a strong market presence in more than 100 countries across six continents. General Mills brands include Cheerios, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Häagen-Dazs and Cascadian Farm, to ......read more

Al Diyafa and its sister companies to consolidate Middle East market presence via Bidfood rebranding

July 08, 2019 - Riyadh, KSA: Al Diyafa, one of the leading foodservice distributors in the KSA, announced today it will now operate under the Bidfood name starting July 2019. For 10 years, Al Diyafa has been taking on multiple KSA foodservice channels under its wings, offering an extensive Food and Beverage portfolio that boasts iconic and internationally-recognized brands throughout the KSA. Together with sister companies HORECA Trade (UAE, Bahrain and Oman), and Bidfood Jordan (Jordan), Bidfood Group in the Middle East represents through more than 25 brands, 115 talents, and 11 cultures, and serves over 7,000 accounts via 300,000 deliveries per year across all five markets in the Middle East.  The rebranding efforts, effective from 1st July, will transform us from disparate regional entities to a global network of ......read more

FrieslandCampina's new office brings greater convenience to KSA consumers

The leading dairy cooperative has expanded its reach in the Kingdom, opening up access to its nutritious products  3 April 2019:   FrieslandCampina, one of the world’s leading and largest dairy cooperatives, today launched a new national headquarters in Saudi Arabia. Following 60 years of success in the Kingdom, the new site represents further growth for FrieslandCampina in the country and the evolution of its operational structure to deliver effective, more consumer-centric services across KSA. Specifically, the new headquarters will enable FrieslandCampina to expand the reach of its product distribution network in the Kingdom, giving loyal and new consumers simpler access to its leading range of nutritious dairy products. The site launch will also see FrieslandCampina place a sharper focus on sales and ......read more

Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski Launched Chinese Food Festival

14 - 27 October 2018 Riyadh - 14 October 2018:  Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski has announced the launch of the Chinese Food Festival from 14 to 27 October, where an assortment of the most delicious Chinese food will be served, such as Kung Pao, Ciao-mian, Cantonese and other famous dishes, as well as beverages. The festival will provide an exceptional experience as it will be held in the hotel’s Aroma restaurant. Chef Ricky Hung, who is coming from Kempinski Hotel Xiamen, China, especially to make delicious dishes at the Chinese Food Festival in Riyadh, pointed out that he will accommodate Saudi dining tastes, and he will introduce the Chinese cuisine to the hotel’s guests in an innovative way, in particular by avoiding traditional methods, which he expects will attract the attention of all gourmet and good food ......read more

Operation: Falafel Bites Into The Saudi F&B Market

Saudi Arabia, January 8, 2018:  Journeying from UAE to Saudi Arabia, Operation: Falafel is gearing up for a 2018 takeover of Saudi’s most popular areas. Plans to expand follow suit from its successful launch this year in October, with its first branch in Riyadh’s Rubeen Plaza. The Middle Eastern street-food brand’s next destination is Dammam as it partners with ETE Group for the Al Shatea project in the Eastern Region. To cater to the Saudi audience, new and creative dishes were added to the menu. A play on traditional Saudi Kabsa, topped with either Chicken Shawarma or Beef Shawarma, and a 37cm chicken shawerma, aptly titled ‘Al Emlaq’ which translates to ‘giant’, are just a few of the new menu additions that the region can and will be able to indulge in. ‘Shakkelha’, which ......read more

A Large Number of Visitors in International Coffee and Chocolate Exhibition 2017 in Riyadh

The fourth edition of International Coffee and Chocolate Exhibition which is considered as the biggest in KSA and MENA region has been launched in Sunday, Dec 3, 2017, for 4 days at Riyadh International Conventions and Exhibition Center. A large number of participants which exceed 250 from 30 countries, exhibitors, investors, importers, lecturers, trainee, etc. has been come to the exhibition to participate in the unique activities, to showcase their brands and services, to find new investment opportunities, to participate in the competitions such as Latte Art Competition and to join the workshops which are given by experts in coffee and chocolate industry.  Also, the exhibition contains B2B section for the businessmen, investors, importers and presentative of the international companies which aim to raise its investment in ......read more

Moving on Up! Saudi Arabia to Underline Status as Regional Food Manufacturing Force at Gulfood Manufacturing

Kingdom’s leading food industry firms to leverage MENA’s largest industrial food and beverage manufacturing and processing event to spur inward investment as part of Saudi Vision 2030 plan to diversify economy  Dubai, UAE – 12 October 2017:  Saudi Arabia’s leading food industry companies are gearing up for the fourth edition of Gulfood Manufacturing, running from 31 October and 2 November at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), to demonstrate how regional food manufacturing firms and the global industry at large can play a significant role in the innovative Saudi Vision 2030 plan for a sustainable, diversified economy.  According to a recent BMI report, Saudi Arabia’s food and beverage industry already accounts for 12 per cent of the country’s annual GDP and is expected to grow at a ......read more

SADAFCO Becomes Certified with ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001

Jeddah: In yet recognition of the uncompromised quality standards maintained across its manufacturing facilities, Saudia Dairy and Foodstuff Company (SADAFCO) has been granted ISO 14001:2004 for Environmental Management and OHSAS 18001:2007 for Occupational Health & Safety Management certifications in the first quarter of 2017.     The audit, conducted by the world’s leading testing body, Bureau Veritas, was successfully completed this year and included documentation review and inspection visits of SADAFCO’s two factories in Jeddah and one in Dammam. “We are very proud to have once again successfully met the international standards of safety, health and environment,” said Juan Carrillo, Manager SHEQ (Safety, Health, Environment and Quality) at SADAFCO. “The journey to obtain both ......read more

Shake Shack Celebrates the Opening of Three New Stores in Riyadh

The American Burger Economy is now around every corner Beloved New York Burger Stand now has five stores in Riyadh!   Riyadh, KSA, March 11, 2017:  Restaurants in the “burger” industry have found that the rapid rise in the market’s demand for delicious burgers to be that of a great opportunity to enter the market and expand through it. What is interesting however, is not their business model of expansion plans, more truly, “the story behind” and their origins of how they came to be. The story behind ShakeShack is one that exhibits a passion and longing for good food. From a hotdog kiosk in the suburbs of New York around the Manhattan area, to the malls and streets of Saudi Arabia, ShakeShack has definitely come a long way taking on an exciting journey that manifests itself in its burger ......read more

Icons Coffee Couture officially opens its doors at LivNordic Spa & Wellness, Cayan Tower

Dubai, UAE, March 2, 2017:  ICONS Coffee Couture, a fashion and lifestyle coffee shop chain, offering indulgence the healthier way, continuous it’s expansion around the GCC with its newest branch opening at iconic Guinness Record winning Cayan Tower in Dubai Marina in collaboration with LivNordic Spa and Wellness, Cayan Hospitality with further outlets following all over UAE, KSA, Bahrain and Qatar. The coffee shop provides a flawless blend of fashion and food for those seeking healthier alternatives to their favourite delights. The official launch was attended by social media influencers, VIP guests, select media, & residents from Cayan Tower among other notable attendees. Some of the celebrity guests who graced the event was Lara Tabet, Official spokeswoman for Arab fashion council & tv presenter & Arif Mirza ......read more

The New Atkins Lifestyle Unveils The Yummiest Low Sugar Treat

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 caramel bars, it is perfect for those on the go.  Swap a Mars for a satisfying Atkins Fudge Caramel bar.  Atkins Fudge Caramel Bar Serving Per 100g Protein: 25g Sugars: 3.9g Fibre: 14g Net Carbs: 4.8g Mars Serving ......read more

Barilla Announces Regional Expansion into Saudi Arabia

World’s leading pasta brand partners with Mayar Foods to distribute Italian products through retailers across the Kingdom Dubai, UAE, January, 16, 2017:  Barilla, the world’s leading pasta brand, has announced regional expansion into Saudi Arabia in partnership with Mayar Foods for  distribution of its Italian products through retailers across the Kingdom.  The pasta market size in Saudi Arabia is 55 thousand tonnes with nearly 2kg consumption per capita per year and the numbers continue to grow.  The Italian family founded company will be catering to the Saudi Arabia market through a diverse range of traditional pasta products that is expected to grow 5% in the next five years.   “Our expansion into Saudi Arabia marks a major milestone for Barilla as we continue to experience ......read more

The Only Local Organic Farmers' Market returns to Bay Avenue

Dubai’s original & only organic famers’ market is once again set to delight visitors with fresh, local produce directly from growers and artisan food producers with no middlemen Dubai, UAE, December 21, 2016:   Leading Dubai-based real estate master developer and asset manager Dubai Properties (DP) has announced the return of The Farmers’ Market at Bay Avenue Retail Promenade every Friday, 8:00am to 1:00pm, from now on until May 2017.  In partnership with Baker & Spice, an award-winning food shop and artisan restaurant and Taj Dubai Hotel in Bay Avenue, DP will host farmers from all over the UAE who will once again descend upon the 8th Farmers’ Market for the season with stalls bursting with daily picked, organic produce and seasonal ingredients. This community-led initiative, that gives ......read more

SADAFCO Launches 4th Edition of the Popular ‘My Saudia Kitchen' Campaign

A culinary journey that will equip you with the knowledge and skills to Plan, Cook and Impress Jeddah, December 8, 2016:  Building on the success of the past three editions of the popular ‘My Saudia Kitchen’ campaign, Saudia Dairy and Foodstuff Company (SADAFCO) has begun rolling out the latest series of its highly successful culinary roadshow in nine different cities across the Kingdom.    Running until end of January 2017 across major malls, the roadshow is set to put you on a culinary journey that will equip you with the knowledge and skills to Plan, Cook and Impress ‘My Saudia Kitchen’ aims to advise women of the benefits of food preparation and presentation in a way that is appetizing, aesthetically pleasing and nutritionally beneficial to the entire family. This weekend from 1 ......read more

Saudi Arabia to Mount Its Biggest Gulfood Manufacturing Push to Date

More than 30 Companies Look to Expand Kingdom’s Manufacturing Prowess Dubai, UAE, November 2, 2016:  Saudi Arabia will next week launch its biggest ever promotion at Gulfood Manufacturing, the Middle East’s largest food manufacturing, processing and packaging, logistics and materials handling exhibition, which runs at Dubai World Trade Centre from 7-9 November. Of the more than 30 Saudi exhibitors led by the Saudi Export Development Authority (SEDA), 14 manufacturers will share a 240 square metre pavilion – the largest in Saudi Arabia’s three-year participation in the show. The Saudi line-up includes some the Kingdom’s most powerful producers of food packing, processing standards, food science, logistics analysis, storage and handling solutions, bakery & food processing, coding & ......read more

Chez Sushi has opened its first outlet in KSA

Dubai, UAE, October 9, 2016:   Popular for its ‘Let’s Roll’ concept, the modern Japanese casual restaurant, Chez Sushi has opened its first outlet in Jeddah KSA. Located on Prince Sultan Road in the Rawdah District, the restaurant is a first for Jeddah will be providing customers with an option to customise their maki rolls along with an extensive sushi menu. Partnering with Lamya Attar Co., a part of the Attar Group, Chez Sushi continues its regional expansion to bring custom-rolled Japanese-style dining to sushi lovers across the Middle East. Offering an extensive menu of high quality and healthy options, the outlet provides the perfect accessible services, be it a bento box or a corporate feast. After opening the flagship restaurant in 2013, Co-Founder of Chez Sushi, Hiba Kosta has used her vast F&B ......read more

Celebrate Eid al-Adha with Cocosia

Dubai, UAE, August 31, 2016:  Marked by generosity and giving, celebrate the spirit of community this Eid al-Adha by coming together with a personal gift from Cocosia Artisan Chocolates.  Hand-crafted in the UAE using only the finest ingredients, Cocosia prides itself on producing the highest-quality chocolates and bespoke chocolate gifts, which can be engraved and personalised to suit any requirements.  This Eid al-Adha, chocolates have been created with delightful Arabic detailing and come in an array of dark and white chocolate flavours perfect for combining with the key Cocosia collections or the sweet and delectable local dates to make a wonderful gift for family and friends.  Gift boxes can be created in a variety of sizes from subtle pairings through to deluxe and can be hand-pick to suit your needs. ......read more

Dubai Festival City celebrates the arrival of hot new American Dining venues including the Celebrity favourite - The Sugar Factory

The Cheesecake Factory, Joe’s Crab Shack, California Pizza Kitchen and many more new outlets, bringing the best of American under one roof at Dubai Festival City Mall  Dubai, UAE, August 24, 2016:  Dubai Festival City Mall is bringing a raft of America’s best-loved dining experiences to Dubai with celebrity favourites including, Cheesecake Factory, California Pizza Kitchen, Joe’s Crab Shack, Texas Roadhouse, Smashburger, Serendipity 3, Bareburger , Totilla which boasts ‘The Real Californian Burrito’ and for the very first time in the UAE, The Sugar Factory. Whether you are looking for a quick snack or to share, there is a vast array of new and delicious options to choose from making the mall the dining go-to destination. With new outlet openings taking place throughout the month of August and ......read more

Mezzan Holding acquires majority stake in Al Safi Food Company, announces plans for new food manufacturing plants in KSA

Transaction highlights: Mezzan Holding has acquired a 70% stake in Al Safi Food Company through a capital injection of SAR90.75 million (KD7.3 million) today. Al Safi Food Company is a Riyadh-based start-up food manufacturing company established by Al Faisaliah Group in January 2014 and commenced operations in May 2015. Al Safi Food Company has over 70,000 sqm of land on a long-term lease. Mezzan Holding plans to invest in food manufacturing facilities in Saudi Arabia to serve Saudi and neighboring markets. The capital injection includes planned capital expenditures leading up to end of 2017.  Al Safi Food Company is expected to contribute between 5% and 10% to Mezzan Holding top-line earnings in the next two years. Dubai, UAE, August 24, 2016:  Mezzan Holding, one of the largest food, beverage, FMCG and ......read more

First Brand and Grocery Delivery Service Partnership in the Middle East

Henkel & UAE-based Startup el Grocer strike first brand-based deal in the region Once upon a time, grocery shopping used to be a fun and sought-after experience but in today’s fast paced life, it has become a real chore. Have you ever wondered how grocery shopping can get easier for you? Much like in more developed markets like the United States, Dubai Residents have started embracing new services to bring much needed convenience to their lives. According to several surveys, ‘Grocery Shopping’ is one of the top 3 “chores” that people want to spend less time doing and need help with. Enter el Grocer Following international trends, a Dubai-based Startup, el Grocer, has launched a new grocery delivery App to help improve shoppers’ lives. “Our Vision is to create a seamless and ......read more

Third International coffee and chocolate exhibition foresees the Kingdom future transforming from consumption to production

Riyadh, KSA, August 18, 2016:  The organizing committee of the coffee and chocolates exhibition , which is being held for the third year in a row at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre during the period from 20th  to 23rd of December 2016, revealed increasing the size of exhibition area by 100%  more of what it was in the past few years reaching 7781 m2 display area  while the total number of participants reached more than 100 participants because of the outstanding and unprecedented turnout during the exhibition second year. Participations varies this year among domestic and international and specialist entrepreneurs in coffee and chocolate industry, which included many of the leading chocolate and coffee makers and dealers and international brands agents, besides representatives of ......read more

Mezzan Holding Reports Q2 2016 Financial Results, updates market on Saudi JV

3.9% rise in Revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2016, with revenue growth in Kuwait, Jordan, and Qatar The creation of the Saudi JV is on-track, transaction closing in 4 weeks Dubai, UAE, August 8, 2016:  Mezzan Holding KSC, one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of food, beverage, FMCG and pharmaceutical products in the Gulf, today announced the company’s financial results for Q2 2016. Second quarter Revenue increased to KD52.8 million, representing a 2.4% increase on the same period in 2015, thus bringing its year-to-date Revenue to KD108.5 million, representing a 3.9% increase on the same period in 2015.   Mezzan Holding CEO, Garry Walsh, said: “We were pleased with our overall performance given some of the macro-economic challenges across the markets we operate in as we highlighted ......read more

Sadia Food Conservation Campaign

A time count blessings – and portions Dubai, UAE, July 28, 2016:   Sadia, the leading brand of chilled and frozen food around the world is campaigning and educating families across the Middle East to conserve food and encouraging them to focus more on what is required rather than desired – currently up to 25% of all food purchased or prepared in the region is thrown out before being used or consumed. The Sadia campaign aims to raise awareness of food wastage in the region, which has become an increasingly worrying trend. A study by the Ministry of Agriculture in Saudi Arabia showed that nearly AED 50 billion worth of food is wasted each year – enough to build more than a thousand schools and hospitals. In Bahrain, especially during  festive periods, the demand for beef, mutton, chicken and related ......read more

Sadia Food Conservation Campaign: A time to count blessings – and portions

Dubai, UAE, June 28, 2016:   While Ramadan is a time to celebrate and appreciate blessings, it is also a time to reflect on those less fortunate and consider how to improve their future lives. Sadia, the leading brand of chilled and frozen food around the world is campaigning for families across the Middle East to conserve food during the Holy Month and encouraging them to focus more on what is required rather than desired – currently up to 25% of all food purchased or prepared during Ramadan is thrown out before being used or consumed. The Sadia campaign aims to raise awareness of food wastage in the region, which has become an increasingly worrying trend. A study by the Ministry of Agriculture in Saudi Arabia showed that nearly AED 50 billion worth of food is wasted each year – enough to build more than a ......read more

Monviso Water launches its brand ambassador program

Dubai, UAE, May 17, 2016:   Monviso, the all-Italian minimally mineralized water, has launched its new Brand Ambassador program this month with the goal of giving the Arab world first access to the world’s purest mineral water. The program is a chance to make unlimited income, every single month, from the comfort of your own home by selling a product that people need and use, every single day. An ambassador is their own boss, making their own schedule and having the opportunity to work from any place they choose.  As a Monviso Brand Ambassador, one can gain commission of up to 15% on an infinite number of customers by selling the water to their contacts, then earning an additional commission when those contacts sell to others. The commission scheme is transparent and simple – for each customer an Ambassador ......read more

Goody Saudi Arabia feeds UAE demand for packaged food through exclusive distributorship with GULFCO

Region’s leading packaged food company seeks portion of UAE’s AED16 billion FMCG sector Dubai, UAE, April 2, 2016:  Goody, the region’s leading packaged food business from Saudi Arabia, has entered an exclusive partnership with GULFCO. The agreement will see the brand meet the UAE’s demand for quality packaged food. The SAR 1 billion-valued business is growing beyond the boarders of the Kingdom, with designs on bringing quality food products to the family tables of the UAE. Goody was started by Ahmed Saied Basamah in 1969, with a vision to be a leader in the regional packaged food sector. He recognised a need to support women in their homes, driving good nutritious balance for Saudi families and sourcing the best quality foodstuffs from leading food producing countries around the world. With an ......read more

Kinder Chocolate's Emotional New Video Pays Tribute to Those Everyday, Special moments Between Mother and Child

To mark Mother’s Day, Kinder Chocolate has released a powerful video that perfectly captures the vivid, lingering memories – from life’s little ‘everyday’ moments – that bind every mother and child Dubai, UAE, March 28, 2016:   Since it’s founding, Kinder Chocolate – the chocolate brand made especially for children – has served as the perfect, go-to snack for mothers looking to share joy-filled moments with their children. And now, on the occasion of Mother’s Day, Kinder Chocolate has taken its commitment to cementing mothers’ bond with their children even further, by orchestrating a touching video campaign that reflects that deep, palpable connection.  Released across the Gulf region a day before Mother’s Day (20 March), the video reveals the power ......read more

SADAFCO Expands its Snack Portfolio with the Launch of ‘Crispy Tortilla Chips'

The tasty gluten-free snack is produced in Europe Jeddah: In line with its commitment to continuously introduce great-tasting, superior quality dairy and foodstuff items, Saudia Dairy and Foodstuff Company (SADAFCO) has launched chili-flavoured ‘Crispy Tortilla Chips’ as an addition to its popular snack portfolio.  Following a theme of ‘It’s Crunch Time’, this tasty, crunchy snack has been developed to be an ideal snack companion for consumers, especially youngsters as they enjoy fun-filled and exciting activities such as playing video games, watching television or having get-togethers with friends.  Produced and packaged for SADAFCO in Europe, ‘Crispy Tortilla Chips’ are gluten free and can be safely consumed by people with gluten-related dietary ......read more

Ocean Spray Festive Craisins Recipes

1. Pomegranate ginger and cranberry mocktail Ingredients: 1 teaspoon fresh ginger 1 green apple 10 mint leaves 1 cup pomegranate seeds 3 cup cran-pomegranate juice  2 cups soda 1 cup ginger ale  Method: Peel the ginger, apple and cut into dices Add tall jug add the chopped ginger, apple, mint, and pomegranate and smash them a little bit by using pastel. Add the cran-pomegranate juice, soda and ginger ale, shake the mocktail and serve Serve for: 4 Prep time: 10 minutes 2.Chicken Tenderloin with Cranberry Mustard Sauce Ingredients 1 pound chicken tenderloins Flour Salt and pepper 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons oil 2/3 cup dry white wine 2/3 cup chicken broth 3 tablespoons country-style Dijon mustard 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch 1 1/2 tablespoons water 1/2 cup Ocean ......read more

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Kellogg's Sheds Light on the Origins of its Breakfast Cereals Via Farm-Themed Family Event…

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