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Forum to highlight trends in niche food sector

Global food experts are set to debate market trends and identify growth opportunities for regional businesses, amid growing regional demand for specialty food, seafood, and sweet and snacks at a forum in Dubai next month. As part

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QDB hosts 10 Qatari firms at Paris food industry expo

Qatar Development Bank (QDB) hosted 10 Qatari companies at a leading global food industry exhibition in Paris recently. Through its export arm Tasdeer, the firms received high profile visits from public and private decision makers

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100 specialist exhibitors to showcase fine foods in Dubai

More than 100 specialist exhibitors from 24 countries are set to tap into the Middle East’s growing appetite for fine, gourmet, organic and luxury foods at a top festival in Dubai next month. The fifth annual Speciality Food

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Outrage over dead worms in plane food

Dead worms found in a Bahrain-bound airline passenger's in-flight meal caused widespread disgust on a plane last week, according to reports. The incident occurred on an Air India Express (AIE) flight from Mangalore to Bahrain

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Dubai inflation hits 5-year high in Aug

Dubai's inflation edged up to a five-year high of 3.5 per cent year-on-year in August from 3.4 per cent in the previous month, data from the emirate's statistics center showed. The housing and utility costs, which account

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Gaza farms devastated by fighting: UN food body

The conflict in Gaza has caused serious damage to crops, herds and fishing as well as greenhouses and irrigation systems, bringing food production to a halt and sending prices sharply higher, the United Nations food body said on Thursday.

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Savola starts talks on acquiring Kuwait's Americana

Major Saudi food producer Savola Group said on Wednesday it had begun preliminary talks on a potential acquisition of Kuwait Food Company (Americana) , one of the Middle East's largest food companies. Savola has attended an in

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Kuwait Food gains surge 8.7pc in Q2

Kuwait Food Company, which sells food products under the Americana brand name, reported an 8.7 per cet increase in second-quarter net profit. The company made a profit of KD12.80 million ($45.2 million) compared with KD11.78 milli

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World food prices hit six-month low in July

Global food prices hit a six-month low in July led mainly by sharp declines in grains, oilseeds and dairy, which balanced out rising meat and firm sugar prices, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday. The Food and Agricul

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Bahrain’s food import costs set to hit $1bn

Food import costs are expected to top the $1 billion (BD377 million) mark for the first time in Bahrain this year as the country increases its reliance on imported goods. According to London-based Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU),

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