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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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Net Carbs: 4.8g
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
TGI Fridays Gives More Reasons to be Thankful for the Weekend…
Dubai, UAE, February 15, 2015: Well-known restaurant chain TGI Fridays has pulled out all the stops to woo even more UAE fans for its distinctive style of casual dining. The popular brand, which forms part of the Americana Group, has embarked on a programme of revamping its outlets and upgrading its menu with 30 new dishes, ......read more
Company paths way to launch 40 outlets across the UAE and GCC market
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: International franchiser German Doner Kebab has invested AED 60 million in the UAE and Gulf region. Currently with over 20 functional outlets, an additional 40 outlets are in the pipeline, which will be opening by Q3, 2015.
Keeping speed with the competitive UAE market German Doner Kebab is ......read more
DUBAI-February 05, 2015: B dairy, the consortium that represents nearly 40 per cent of Brazilian dairy products exporters, has revealed that exports of their dairy products to Arab countries totalized US$ 82.7 million in 2014. This represented 24 per cent of Brazil’s total amount of export which is US$ 345.3 million.
Brazil is the fourth largest milk producer in the world with more ......read more
FOODEX SAUDI 2014 HOSTS KINGDOM’S TOP CHEFS IN CULINARY COMPETITION
-Saudi Arabia’s leading F&B exhibition invites international jury to judge culinary talent in 15 categories-
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia’s top food & beverage exhibition, Foodex Saudi 2014, has turned up the heat in kitchens of top hotels and restaurants throughout the Kingdom, as their ......read more
Riyadh: August 26, 2014: Due to the increase in food products imports to cater to its growing population, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has emerged as an ideal investment hub for the key local and international players in food trade and agriculture sectors. Saudi Arabia imports almost 70 per cent of its food requirements, which accounts for only 26 per cent of total consumer expenditure. On another ......read more
Dubai, UAE – April 30, 2014: Carluccio’s, the authentic Italian caffe, restaurant and foodshop announces the launch of its new Breakfast Menu. The menu has been developed to cater to trends focusing on better quality ingredients and healthy options.
The new breakfast menu includes a variety of frittatas, crepes, omelettes and freshly baked breads. Free range eggs are a new addition ......read more