United Arab Emirates

GCC bottled water market to rise 50% by 2020

GCC bottled water market to rise 50% by 2020

By Eliot Beer

Bottled water consumption in the GCC will rise by 50% to more than 21 billion litres by 2020, according to a report from the Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC).

Global Halal market to hit $1.6tn by 2018

Global Halal market to hit $1.6tn by 2018

By Eliot Beer

The global Halal food market will be worth US$1.6tn by 2018, up from US$1.1tn in 2013, according to a report commissioned by Dubai Chamber of Commerce.

Delta Food is expanding to produce cream, milk and tea packaging, it says

Delta Food plans expansion with $11m investment

By Eliot Beer

Sharjah food producer Delta Food will invest US$11m in expanding its facilities in the Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF Zone) to drive expansion into new markets.

Al Khaili Group to build food factory in Kizad

Al Khaili Group to build food factory in Kizad

By Eliot Beer

The UAE’s Saif Al Khaili Group has signed up to build a food processing facility in Abu Dhabi Ports’ Kizad Food Cluster, as part of a major industrial project, Kizad has announced.

Italian food exports to GCC leap 21%

Italian food exports to GCC leap 21%

By Eliot Beer

Italian food exports to the GCC were up 21% in 2013, with the UAE and Saudi Arabia leading the growth and sales, according to figures from Italian food export organisation Cibus.

Brazil's Marfrig considers Saudi factory

Brazil's Marfrig considers Saudi factory

By Eliot Beer

Brazilian food processor Marfrig is planning to set up its first factory in the Middle East within the next five years, with Saudi Arabia the most likely location.

Qatar launches farmers’ association

Qatar launches farmers’ association

By Eliot Beer

Qatar has created a farmers’ association, backed by the Ministry of Economy and the Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry (QCCI), to promote agricultural development in the country.

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