Demand for specialty coffee shops is growing in the UAE

Demand for specialty coffee shops is growing in the UAE

According to Research And Markets’ the ‘UAE Coffee Chain Market by Regions (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and rest of UAE), by Organized and Unorganized, by Food and Beverages – Outlook to 2021’ report the market has seen a shifting preference for modern coffee shops where people could sit and relax with a cup of coffee....

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Jordanian Siniora expands business

Jordanian Siniora expands business

  Jordanian Siniora Food Industries purchased a 3,500 square meter warehousing facility in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, at a total cost of USD 2 million, a move that is in line with Siniora’s expansion strategy in the region to focus on Gulf markets.   The company has also purchased a 11,590 m2 plot...

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8 steps to becoming a barista champion

8 steps to becoming a barista champion

Safa Salehi, CEO of Iran Academy, authorized SCAE trainer and jury member of the Lebanese Barista Competition at HORECA Lebanon, highlights what it takes to being an award-winning barista. Improve your knowledge: “Before you start making coffee, you need to educate yourself to really understand what it takes to make...

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GCC F&B market set to grow to USD 196 billion by 2021

GCC F&B market set to grow to USD 196 billion by 2021

The food and beverage sector in GCC countries is expected to continue to grow at a seven percent annual rate, reaching USD 196 billion by 2021, from the current USD 130 billion, according to MENA Research Partners.   Saudi Arabia accounts for more than half of the market share, followed...

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Chateau Ksara is one of Lebanon’s top touristic destinations

Chateau Ksara is one of Lebanon’s top touristic destinations

  With a history that spans over 160 years, Chateau Ksara has become one of Lebanon’s most visited destinations because of the heritage it holds, as well as the quality and variety of wine that it produces. Today, the Ksara estate has managed to keep attracting visitors from all parts...

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Chāteau Ksara 1942 Vin D’Or raises USD 2,000 for Human Rights Watch in London

Chāteau Ksara 1942 Vin D’Or raises USD 2,000 for Human Rights Watch in London

Château Ksara, one of Lebanon’s leading wineries, highlighted its heritage recently when a bottle of its Vin D’Or 1942 sold for £1,500 ($2,000) in an auction at the Human Rights Watch annual dinner at the Tower of London on November 20.   “The excitement was palpable. We had no idea...

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SIAL announces new coffee champions

SIAL announces new coffee champions

SIAL Middle East, the region’s fastest growing professional exhibition for the food and beverage industry, announced the winners of the 2017 UAE National Coffee Championships. Three official competitions, certified by World Coffee Events (WCE) and sanctioned by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA), took place during the exhibition, with incredible displays...

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SIAL Middle East to host over 12,000 meetings for world food experts

SIAL Middle East to host over 12,000 meetings for world food experts

The eighth edition of SIAL Middle East, the region’s fastest growing business trade event for the food, drink and hospitality industries, opens today (Tuesday 12 December) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.   Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister...

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The first Dilmah Silver Jubilee Gourmet in a Middle East Hotel opens

The first Dilmah Silver Jubilee Gourmet in a Middle East Hotel opens

Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre opened a brand new Dilmah Silver Jubilee Gourmet in partnership with Dilmah Tea, founder Merrill J. Fernando who set up and built one of the finest tea companies in the world.   Stocking premium teas from Dilmah, the lounge will be open daily from 6am...

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Aujan Coca-Cola Beverages Company to open a manufacturing site in Iraq

Aujan Coca-Cola Beverages Company to open a manufacturing site in Iraq

Aujan Coca-Cola Beverages Company (ACCBC) unveiled plans for its newest bottling site, which is expected to be ready by 2018 in Iraq. ACCBC has a manufacturing network of four sites in Dammam, Saudi Arabia; Dubai, UAE; Beirut, Lebanon; and Cairo, Egypt.   The new site will create jobs for more...

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