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2017-06-19 09:53:12

Brazilian chicken exports to the Kingdom reached 82 percent of total Saudi broiler meat imports, followed by France with 15 percent market share

Brazil has remained the dominant supplier of broiler meat to Saudi Arabia for over two decades. Brazilian chicken exports to the Kingdom reached 82 percent of total Saudi broiler meat imports, followed by France with 15 percent market share, and the US and Argentina each with 1 percent.   Meanwhi...

2017-06-05 08:44:42

Saudi Arabia confectionery market: $2.3 billion industry by 2018 - FOODEX

The Saudi Arabia confectionery market is expected to reach a value of around $2.26 billion by the end of 2018, and is forecast to grow at a CAGR growth rate of around 12% between 2013 and 2018. The main drivers of growth in this market include a rapid increase in consumerism in Saudi Arabia, accompa...

2017-05-29 09:39:50

Saudi Arabia’s recent total food service sales was estimated at SR33.3 billion - Foodex Saudi

Being the largest economy in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia has a rapid growth of food consumption. The Kingdom offers abundant growth opportunities to food and beverage companies, across all its sub-sectors and categories, due to a particular lifestyle, age group and most of all, potential. Accordi...

2017-05-18 09:36:48

Saudi Arabia is one of the United States’ largest trading partners in the Middle East - Foodex Saudi

Saudi Arabia – United States Trade RelationsBilateral relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States began in 1933 when full diplomatic relations were established. Despite the differences between the two countries - an ultraconservative Islamic absolute monarchy, and ...

2017-05-08 04:02:02

The Fruit & Vegetables consumer market in Saudi Arabia worth US$ 6 billion a year

Fresh fruit and vegetables: the most imported food products The food and beverages sector recorded an increase of 2.1%, with imports into Saudi Arabia coming from 40 countries around the world, mainly with fruit and vegetables. The local consumer market for these is worth US$ 6 billion a year, the ...

2017-05-01 06:05:28

SAUDI ARABIA ALONE ACCOUNTS FOR 60% OF TOTAL FOOD CONSUMPTION IN THE GCC REGION

The market is growing by over 5% a year with fruit and vegetables the most imported food. It is estimated that the rise in food consumption in the GCC countries between 2012 and 2017 will be around 3.1% a year, reaching 49.1 million metric tons of food by the end of 2017, with Saudi Arabia accounti...

2017-04-24 02:24:22

MORE THAN 50, 000 FOOD RETAIL OUTLETS BY 2019 in Saudi Arabia

In 2014, the total number of food retail outlets in Saudi Arabia was estimated by Euromonitor at 42, 378, an increase of 2.2 percent over 2013. The total number of food retail outlets is projected to reach about 50,000 by 2019, an increase of about 18 percent over 2014. The total value of Saudi reta...

2017-04-20 05:21:03

The total value grocery sales by the retail outlets is forecast to reach about $60 billion in 2019, an increase of about 45 percent over 2014

In 2014, the total number of food retail outlets in Saudi Arabia was estimated by Euromonitor at 42, 378, an increase of 2.2 percent over 2013. The total number of food retail outlets is projected to reach about 50,000 by 2019, an increase of about 18 percent over 2014. The total value of Saudi reta...

2017-04-17 02:47:08

The food retail market in Saudi Arabia to grow at a CAGR of more than 5% between 2016 and 2020

Technavio’s market research analysts predict the food retail market in Saudi Arabia to grow at a CAGR of more than 5% between 2016 and 2020. The market’s growth is fueled by an increase in the number of retail outlets in the region. Food retailers are expanding rapi...

2017-04-13 05:21:31

BY 2020, SAUDI ARABIA TOTAL FOOD IMPORTS WILL REACH MORE THAN $35 BILLION

 “Recently, there has been an increase in the import of food products in the retail market in Saudi Arabia. About 80% of the nation’s food requirement, which is worth about $24 billion, is being imported from foreign countries. Over the next four years, the import rate i...

2017-04-10 04:14:41

SAUDI ARABIA IS THE LARGEST FOOD IMPORTER IN THE REGION

The food and beverages sector recorded an increase of 2.1%, with imports into Saudi Arabia coming from 40 countries around the world, mainly with fruit and vegetables. The local consumer market for these is worth US$ 6 billion a year, the main sources being: Chile, the Philippines, South Africa, Ind...

2017-04-06 03:39:41

About 80% of the Saudi Arabia’s food products is being imported from foreign countries. which is worth about $24 billion

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the food retail market in Saudi Arabia for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report has taken into consideration the revenue generated from the retail sales of food products in Saudi Arabia and has not included revenue gen...

2017-03-29 04:39:31

Saudi Arabia to be the top regional performer over the next five years, within the snacks and confectionery.

 Confectionery value sales to grow at a compound annual rate of 6.5% We expect Saudi Arabia to be the top regional performer over the next five years, within the snacks and confectionery categories. We forecast confectionery value sales (local currency) to grow at a compound annual rate of 6.5...

2017-03-28 02:32:56

Tasty opportunities in Saudi Arabia's snack sector

The Gulf Cooperation Council region, in particular Saudi Arabia, offers strong growth potential for confectionery and snack food producers over our forecast period to 2018. Growth opportunities in Saudi Arabia will be driven by rising disposable incomes, a young population and a developed taste for ...

2017-03-27 08:26:17

Sales of packaged food in the Saudi market to reach nearly US$23.9 billion by 2020

Euromointor forecast sales of packaged food in the Saudi market to reach nearly US$23.9 billion by 2020, an increase of nearly US$6 billion and 34%. High growth items in the forecast include baby food; breakfast cereals; ice cream and frozen dessert; biscuits and snack bars; oils and fats; spreads; ...

2017-03-16 09:55:12

King Salman Poses with the Saudi-Japanese delegation to the Saudi-Japan Business Forum

King Salman was conferred with Japan’s Daisy High Medal by Japanese Emperor Akihito on Tuesday in appreciation of his role as the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques in Makkah and Madinah. The Japanese emperor presented the medal to the Saudi king during a reception hosted in his honor at the Imperi...

2017-03-05 06:24:37

King Abdullah Port’s Annual Capacity to Reach Four Million TEU Milestone / Foodex

The infrastructure works for Berth 5 and Berth 6 are about to be finished in a few weeks, King Abdullah Port announced on Wednesday. The two berths are part of the port’s strategic expansion plan, which aims to significantly uprate the port’s capacity, thus boosting its standing in the maritime ...

2017-03-02 09:35:42

Jubail II ($80bn): A 22-year industrial project, Jubail II Industrial Area is World's Largest Civil Engineering Project / Foodex

World's Largest Projects: Jubail IICreating one of the world's greatest industrial city on Jubail, is not an easy task. Jubail Industrial City, which was built more than three decades ago will double its size once completed during 2016. A cost of $80 billion for infrastructure works only, Jubail I...

2017-03-02 09:17:51

The Kingdom Tower, Jeddah ($1.23bn) Saudi Arabia to build world's tallest skyscraper / Foodex

they are the neighbouring gulf states battling it out for economic supremacy. And in the latest grand example of keeping up with the Joneses, Saudi Arabia has awarded a contract to build the world's tallest skyscraper, shattering the current record held by a building in Dubai.The £736m de...

2017-02-26 06:02:33

Exclusive: PepsiCo to open one of its largest manufacturing plants in Saudi / Foodex

Global F&B conglomerate PepsiCo plans to open one of its largest manufacturing plants in the Saudi city of Jeddah, a senior official has said.The SIBCO plant in Saudi Arabia is set to open later this year, confirmed Sanjeev Chadha, CEO – Asia, Middle East and North Africa (AMENA) at PepsiCo.In...

2017-02-26 05:44:14

Saudi Arabia unveils 15-year plan to transform its economy / Foodex

Saudi Arabia's government has unveiled a long-term economic blueprint for life in a low-oil-price world.Titled "Saudi Vision 2030," the plan unveiled Monday includes regulatory, budget and policy changes that will be implemented over the next 15 years in the hope of making the kingdom less reliant o...

2017-02-20 09:47:52

Second Staybridge Suites Opening In Jeddah / Foodex Saudi

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a 15-year management agreement with Al Andalus Property for a Staybridge Suites hotel in Jeddah.The 164-key Staybridge Suites Al Andalus Mall marks the extended-stay brand’s second property in Jeddah, complementing a previously announced property on H...

2017-02-20 02:14:52

Agriculture: one billion, one hundred million dinars Jordanian exports in 2016 / Foodex Saudi

Agriculture Minister Khalid Hnaifat said that Jordan agricultural and food exports in 2016 amounted to around one billion and one hundred million Jordanian dinars, which accounted for about 25% of total exports for the same year. He said the exports of agricultural products, including fresh plants ...

2017-02-16 07:17:02

Kingdom to rank 13th among global economies by 2030 with China on top, says report / Foodex_saudi

The Saudi economy will be 13th in the world by 2030 as against its present 20th position, says a report on the future global economic landscape.The report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), titled “The Long View: How will the global economic order change,” points out that the Kingdom’s GDP will ...

2017-02-16 06:33:42

Taif International Airport records largest movement of passengers in its history in 2016 / Foodex_Saudi

Taif International Airport recorded the largest movement of passengers in its history in 2016 AD since its inception in 1396 AH as the number of passengers registered 1,253,369 last year compared to 1,103,525 passengers in the year 2015, an increase of 13.6%.The flight movement increased during 2016...

2017-02-12 07:03:30

Jeddah projects in 2017: a train in the Corniche .. maritime taxi / Foodex_Saudi

  The news agency "Reuters" reported that the declaration of the Saudi authorities for three projects for public transport in Jeddah yesterday, is a sign that the government is keen not to freeze on new infrastructure projects.   The statement said yesterday that the three projects, is the tram...

2017-02-12 06:48:55

220 «counters» in Jeddah's New Airport / Foodex_Saudi

220 counters for check-in in the new King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah , along with more than 80 devices for self-service assigned to serve passengers domestic airlines. Hisham Hariri the chairman of the security and safety of King Abdulaziz International New Airport, said, it been com...

2017-02-07 07:51:20

Saudia Dairy and Foodstuff Company (SADAFCO) Announces Steady Third Quarter Results

Driven by value sales across its various dairy and foodstuff categories and low international commodity prices, SaudiaDairy and Foodstuff Company (SADAFCO) has yet again registered an increase in its profits for the nine months that ended 31 December 2016.According to the recently announced results,...

2017-02-07 07:39:56

Investment scope in the Kingdom is broad and limitless: Al-Qassabi

RIYADH: Majid Al-Qassabi, minister of Commerce and Investment, told the members of the visiting Joint Bosnian-Serb delegation here on Monday that the investment scope in the Kingdom is broad. The minister was addressing members of the visiting delegation at the ministry’s headquarters. The first...

2017-02-01 06:48:06

24 Hours only for the extraction of foreign investors visas

It approved, the Saudi Foreign Ministry, and finally, a mechanism to facilitate and speed up the procedures for obtaining business visas to enter the Kingdom electronically in accordance with the guidelines and conditions contribute to allowing foreign investors to visit the Kingdom and see the area...

2017-02-01 06:44:35

More than 4 million containers in Jeddah Islamic Port during 2016

Jeddah Islamic Port has achieved a remarkable performance during the year 2016 in terms of container handling handed (4.300.830) TEU, an increase of 2.6% from last year, 2015, came the growth rate in the number of containers increased by the distance of (25%). The longer such an increase as a resul...

2016-09-14 07:14:23

Food Retail Market in Saudi Arabia 2016-2020

LONDON, Sept. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- About the Food Retail Market in Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia is a desert country and is known as the birthplace of Islam. It is home to the religion's two most sacred mosques, Masjid al-Haram in Mecca and M...

2016-09-05 07:00:59

محمد بن سلمان .. قوة تأثير وفاعلية سعودية «قمة دول مجموعة العشرين التي انطلقت في مدينة هانغجو الصيني»

ترأس الأمير محمد بن سلمان ولي ولي العهد النائب الثاني لرئيس مجلس الوزراء وزير الدفاع، أمس، وفد السعودية المشارك في قمة دول مجموعة العشرين التي انطلقت في مدينة هانغج...

2016-08-28 10:34:15

Saudi Arabia’s recent total food services sales estimated at SAR 33.3 billion (USD8.87 billion), accounting for nearly half of the GCC market

Saudi Arabia’s recent total food services sales estimated at SAR 33.3 billion (USD8.87 billion), accounting for nearly half of the GCC market.  Saudi Arabia’s food consumption will grow by 7.3 percent this year, to SAR 224.5 billion and is projected to reach to SAR 259.4 billion in 2018. Fur...

2016-08-11 10:34:25

Saudi food consumption to grow by 7.3pc

Saudi food consumption to grow by 7.3pc Food consumption in Saudi Arabia will grow by 7.3 per cent in 2016, outperforming other regional markets, according to recent industry reports. Saudi Arabia’s recent total food service sales was estimated at SR33.3 billion ($8.87 billion), accounting for nea...

2016-08-07 06:20:00

World’s largest dates festival opens in Buraidah (KSA) last week

World’s largest dates festival opens in Buraidah (KSA) last week BURAIDAH: The world’s largest dates festival opened here yesterday with farmers and venders presenting a variety of products worth millions of riyals. Sales during the 90-day event this year is expected to cross SR 1 billion.Qassim...

2016-07-31 08:43:24

King Salman holds talks with Moroccan king in Tangier

 Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman received the king of Morocco at his residence in the city of Tangier on Saturday, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said.King Salman welcomed King Mohammed VI, who in turn wished him a pleasant stay in the north African kingdom. The king and a number of...

2016-07-28 03:43:41

THE SAUDI INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT FUND (SIDF) APPROVES 73 LOANS WORTH SR 2.6 BILLION

THE SAUDI INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT FUND (SIDF) APPROVES 73 LOANS WORTH SR 2.6 BILLION The SIDF's performance during the first half of this fiscal year,1437/1438H,(2016), has been remarkable, as the Fund approved 73 loans provided to support financing the setting up of 68 new industrial projects and ex...

2016-07-28 03:25:14

Saudi Ambassador to Australia Lectures on Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030

Saudi Ambassador to Australia Lectures on Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030Saudi ambassador to Australia Nabil bin Mohammed Al Saleh has called on Australian businessmen, entrepreneurs and investors to take advantage of the opportunities being provided by the projects of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia'...

2016-07-28 03:21:15

Saudi investments in Britain reach 60 billion pounds

Saudi investments in Britain reach 60 billion pounds  LONDON: There are huge Saudi investments in the UK and they amount to nearly 60 billion pounds, according to Minister of Commerce and Investment Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qassabi.The minister made the remark following participation in the work o...

2016-07-27 06:39:38

Second Gulf-British Economic Forum opened in London last week.

The Second Gulf-British Economic Forum started its activities here on Thursday, in the presence of Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi Ambassador to the United Kingdom; Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Minister of Commerce an...

2016-07-26 02:50:53

Saudi Arabia Leads The Way For Hotels Under Construction

Saudi Arabia Leads The Way For Hotels Under ConstructionAccording to the latest report issued by STR, the June Pipeline Report highlighted that 154,576 rooms in 550 hotels are under contract in the Middle East.The report also indicated that Saudi Arabia is leading the way for hotels under constructi...

2016-07-18 05:57:49

Saudi Arabia Food Retail Market 2016-2020 - Saudi Arabia Imports About 80% of its Food Requirements, Worth Approx $24 Billion

Saudi Arabia Food Retail Market 2016-2020 - Saudi Arabia Imports About 80% of its Food Requirements, Worth Approx $24 Billion - Research and MarketsThe food retail market in Saudi Arabia to grow at a CAGR of 4.9% during the period 2016-2020. The report covers the present scenario and...

2016-07-11 08:09:56

The Dow Chemical Co. recently became the first company to receive a trading license in Saudi Arabia

The Dow Chemical Co. recently became the first company to receive a trading license from the government of Saudi Arabia, allowing 100 percent ownership in the country’s trading sector, expanding Dow’s long history of partnership and investment in Saudi Arabia.The trading license advances Dow’s...

2016-07-11 07:51:37

The Minister of Commerce and Investment Preside the kingdom’s delegation in G-20 Trade Ministers' meeting

The Minister of Commerce and Investment Preside the kingdom’s delegation in G-20 Trade Ministers' meeting 10 July 2016 Page Image Page Content Held talks with many ministers and major Chinese companies about the Saudi Vision 2030   The Saudi Minister of Trade and Investment Dr. Ma...

2016-06-28 06:42:29

Major trade deals expected during Saudi Deputy Crown Prince's visit to France

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia and France are expected to sign major trade agreements in housing, defense, energy, health care, agriculture, transport, research, sports, media, environment and tourism during the current visit of Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.This is according to French sources quote...

2016-06-27 03:19:56

Prince Muhammad and Bill Gates join hands for welfare work

New York — Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, second deputy premier and minister of defense who is also the chairman of the Misk Al-Khair Charity Organization, signed an agreement with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to boost welfare work.The agreement was signed by Prince Muhammad and B...

2016-06-22 02:59:40

In line with the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision, Prince Mohammad bin Salman establishes a new College of Business and Entrepreneurship to help bolster the econ

Under the auspices of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, HRH Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud, Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, the MISK Charitable Foundation and King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) unveiled a cooperation deal with B...

2016-06-05 06:00:42

Reed Sunaidi Exhibitions and Foodex Saudi team wish you all blessings in Ramadan , Ramadan Kareem

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2016-05-31 10:33:24

How Saudi’s neighbours will benefit from its reforms

The deals announced between Saudi Arabia and Egypt mark a sea change in Riyadh's approach to doing business with its Arab neighboursThe Saudi government and neighbouring Jordan recently announced the establishment of a joint coordination council to seek out opportunities for the Saudi Public Investm...

2016-05-31 10:25:12

Palestine Trade Center Participates in Foodex Saudi 2016

Palestine Trade Center (PalTrade) was established in 1998 as a non-profit, membership-based organization that aims at contributing to the achievement of a viable Palestinian economy by developing and promoting Palestinian exports. PalTrade’s purpose and mission is to lead in the advancement and su...

2016-05-31 08:37:07

China Wants to Feed the World’s 1.6 Billion Muslims

It’s hard to get far in the holy cities of Mecca and Madinah without somehow consuming China. Made-in-China trinkets of questionable quality dominate the wares of the hawkers who throng Islam’s major pilgrimage sites. Chinese-brand handbags, perhaps purchased at the local Carrefour, grace the ar...

2016-05-11 08:06:36

Council of Saudi Chambers meets with a delegation of the German Parliament

The Council of Saudi Chambers of Commerce and Industry held a meeting yesterday in Riyadh, with a delegation of the German Federal Parliament, headed by the advisor for the Middle East in the Democratic Party body Dr. Bohan Vadebol Whaqdon Wedgender.During the meeting which was attended by a number ...

2016-05-11 07:56:12

New ministers take oath of office

Newly-appointed ministers took oath of office before Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman at Al-Yamama Palace in Riyadh on Monday. Minister of Health Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, Minister of Commerce and Investment Majed Al-Qasabi, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid Al-Falih, Mi...

2016-05-11 07:53:16

Saudi minister: Vision 2030 will consolidate financial stability

Saudi Minister of Finance Ibrahim Al-Assaf said that the Vision 2030 will be instrumental in further consolidating the country’s financial stability and sustainability by strengthening the role of the private sector.Inaugurating the 11th edition of the Euromoney Saudi Arabia Conference at Al-Faisa...

2016-04-27 05:59:27

Korea focusing on premium food exports

Korea’s food exports last 2015 amounted to $6.11 billion. This year, Korea aims to raise the bar and reach an amount of $8.1 billion food exports by the end of 2016 by focusing on premium food exports. Among the first countries tapped by Korea were Japan and China where they will be focusing on ex...

2016-04-27 05:55:36

Algerian Ministry of Agriculture: 70 tonne is the expected potatoes exports by 2019

التحوّل الكبير: دستوريا واقتصاديا وعسكرياأولى رئيس الجمهورية السيد عبد العزيز بوتفليقة اهتماما بالغا للتنمية الصناعية والفلاحية ولقطاع السكن منذ توليه مقاليد الح...

2016-04-27 05:49:53

Leaders on the Saudi-Algerian Business Council (SABC) recently achieved a new milestone in improving the bilateral trade between the two nations

Leaders on the Saudi-Algerian Business Council (SABC) recently achieved a new milestone in improving the bilateral trade between the two nations by creating an outline of eight approaches to further improve relations.Raed Al Mazroa, the Chairperson of the Saudi division of SABC at CSC, stated that t...

2016-04-27 04:51:33

Saudi Arabia relies on imports to fulfill the country’s growing demand whilst being able to conserve the decreasing supply of water

Saudi Arabia represents a unique case of a country floating on vast oil wealth but lacking renewable water resources, which are necessary for its continued existence. The kingdom has no natural rivers, waterfalls or lakes. Half of its land is desert. And it has among the lowest yearly...

2016-04-27 04:40:47

Saudi Arabia, the largest importer of food and agricultural products in the GCC

Saudi Arabia is the largest importer of food and agricultural products of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, with a total population 150 percent larger than that of the combined population of the five GCC states (UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Bahrain). In 2013, Saudi Arabia’s population ...

2016-04-26 07:30:28

Saudi prince unveils sweeping plans to end 'addiction' to oil

The powerful young prince overseeing Saudi Arabia's economy unveiled ambitious plans on Monday aimed at ending the kingdom's "addiction" to oil and transforming it into a global investment power.Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the world's top oil exporter expects state oil company Saudi...

2016-04-25 07:28:10

Saudi Arabia is the second largest importer of Brazilian dairy products , with purchases of USD 12.7 million in condensed milk.

New export projects focus on ArabsApex-Brasil signed trade promotion agreements with sector organizations. The Middle East and North Africa are priorities for the dairy industry. Road machinery companies are also focusing on the group.Marcos Carrieri*marcos.carrieri@anba.com.brSão Paulo – The Bra...

2016-04-21 04:38:11

Saudi Arabia's Busier Lifestyle Leads to Sharp Growth in Frozen Food Market

Frozen food is an excellent alternative to fresh and cooked foods. Convenience is the major factor driving the Frozen Food Market. Other drivers for Frozen Food market are increasing disposable income and growing number of working women.On the basis of product type, market is segmented into fro...

2016-03-23 10:49:12

Timely South African - Saudi trade boost for local economy

SOUTH Africa could expect more trade with Saudi Arabia, after government officials and businesses from two countries concluded discussions which would see increased bilateral investments in the areas of energy, mining, agricultural produce, food processing and finished products.Increased trade ties ...

2016-03-23 10:33:54

Saudi Arabia holds great export potential for Hungary

Saudi Arabian officials see great potential in importing Hungarian products to the country, state secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Lászlo Szabó told Hungarian news agency MTI yesterday.Szabó and his delegation arrived for a two-day official visit to Riyadh, where he conducte...

2016-03-23 10:29:11

Ireland pins Middle East Growth plans on dairy demand

Ireland is aiming to nearly double its food exports to the Middle East, with a target of more than US$560m by 2020, and is counting on its newly quota-free dairy industry to do it.Read more at: http://www.foodnavigator.com/Regions/Middle-East/Ireland-pins-ME-growth-plans-on-dairy-demand...

2016-03-23 10:13:53

Saudi Arabia Interested to Enhance Imports from Pakistan

Islamabad—Saudi Arabian investors are interested in investment and joint ventures in various sectors of Pakistan’s economy. Steel manufacturing and food processing are potential areas for joint ventures between the two countries. These views were expressed by Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Pakist...

2016-03-23 08:06:53

Danish delegation targets Saudi trade opportunities

RIYADH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman held wide-ranging talks with Danish Crown Prince Frederik Andre Henrik here on Sunday.The two leaders reviewed bilateral relations while discussing various aspects of cooperation between the two countries and agreed on ways to further enhance rel...

2016-01-28 05:05:25

Saudi lifts ban on green chilly imports from India

Saudi Arabia has lifted the seven-month-old ban on import of green chilly from India. In 2013-14, Saudi had imported 3,045 tonnes of green chilli worth $2.3 million from India.The phytosanitary authority of Saudi Arabia had imposed a temporary ban on import of green chilly in May 2015 over the su...

2015-12-29 07:08:15

Exhibitors Expressed Satisfaction with Foodex Saudi 2015

33% INCREASE in trade visitors from the food & drink industry   “It was a pleasure participating in Foodex Saudi for the second year. We met high caliber of clientele & decision makers. We are really happy to see that this exhibition is growing every year,’’ Syed Mohammed Noorie, a business...

2015-12-29 07:00:32

Latest Developments in the Local and International Food Scene, Showcased in Foodex Saudi 2015

Rony Haddad, director of the exhibition, expressed his happiness at the enormous participation of domestic and international companies in the exhibition. He said, “The exhibition represents a good platform to learn about the latest developments in the food industry of the world, and it is expected...

2015-12-29 06:44:10

Foodex Saudi 2015 Opened the Doors for More International Companies to Enter the Saudi Food Market

73% of exhibitors successfully met their business objectives at the event Many local and international food production experts from 209 domestic and international companies showcased the latest food products while looking out for new partnerships in the Saudi market at the third edition of the food...

2015-09-27 03:36:25

Commit, Don't Commute: The Secret to Winning in Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has not had a quiet year: the accession of King Salman, two new crown princes, a new young defence minister, military operations in Yemen, waning oil prices and contentious visits to the French Riviera are but a few of the topics that have drawn the usually low-profile co...

2015-07-27 04:49:33

Hotel in Madinah welcomes visitors with large kunafa in Eid Holiday

JEDDAH: A hotel in Madinah welcomed visitors with an 18-meter long and 50 cm wide kunafa on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr.The hotel management and workers celebrated the Eid festivity with their customers and visitors by eating the kunafa down the hall of the hotel.The kunafa was the largest quantity ...

2015-06-08 07:44:17

''Foodex Saudi is heading toward a more successful edition this year'' Foodex Saudi 2015 Steering Committee

Mr. Rony Haddad Foodex Saudi 2015 Show Manager during his speech to sponsors and partners in the Steering Committee Meeting last wednesday at jeddah hilton.The feedback was great as the show is heading toward a more successful edition this year (17 -20 november 2015 at jeddah centre for forums and e...

2015-06-07 03:50:09

10 quick facts on Saudi Arabia’s new $100 billion city

The city is being called the next biggest emerging market and should be completed by 20351.The cost of the new city in Saudi Arabia is a staggering US $100 billion. 2. The project is expected to be completed by the year 2035 and is being viewed as an effort by Saudi Arabia to diversify its economy a...

2015-05-10 06:03:51

Foodex Saudi stand at the Airport Show & Travel Catering Expo in Dubai, May 2015

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2015-03-19 05:26:51

The world's largest container-carrier ship docks at Jeddah Islamic Seaport — SPA Photo

In its first voyage after three months of entering into service, the world largest container ship named "CSCLGLOBE" docked at Jeddah Islamic seaport yesterday. The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) monitored the ship's arrival, whereas it was received by marine folk colors with the launch of more than 500 ba...

2014-12-02 04:48:43

‘Foodex Saudi 2014’ offers competitive opportunities

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 10:19 PM   Prince Khalid Bin Saud Bin Turki, Deputy Chairman of Technical Affairs Presidency of Meteorology and Environment and Consul General of Pakistan Aftab Khokher cut the ceremonial ribbon to inaugurate the Pakistan pavilion at the 2nd edition of Foodex Saudi 2014...

2014-12-02 04:46:54

Foodex Saudi 2014 to capitalise on 2013's success

Jul 3, 2014 Foodex Saudi 2014 is set to take place with an increase in exhibitors, following the inaugural success of the show last year. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia accounts for 64% of the GCC’s total food consumption, is currently worth over USD $50 billion and expected to grow by 9% percent b...

2014-12-02 04:45:58

Foodex Saudi 2014 gets underway in Jeddah

Nov 18, 2014 HH Prince Khalid bin Saud bin Khalid bin Turki Al Saud opens Foodex Saudi 2014 Thousands of visitors at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events yesterday welcomed the second edition of Foodex Saudi, which was opened by HH Prince Khalid bin Saud bin Khalid bin Turki Al Saud, deputy cha...

2014-12-02 04:44:57

Anticipation builds ahead of Foodex Saudi 2014

The second edition of Foodex Saudi is getting underway in Jeddah on Monday (November 17), with both local and international exhibitors set to get exposure to businesses and consumers. Taking place at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events until November 20, the event, organised by Reed Sunaidi Exh...

2014-12-02 04:43:21

Greek peaches and nectarines seeking opportunities in Saudi Arabia

Greek peaches and nectarines seeking opportunities in Saudi Arabia In an effort to open up new markets for peaches and nectarines affected by the Russian embargo, representatives of Greece's main cooperatives were present in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, from Monday 17 November until Thursday 20 November...

2014-12-02 04:42:12

Saudi food sector is expected to grow by 55.3%

The second edition of Foodex Saudi was inaugurated by Prince Khalid bin Saud bin Khalid bin Turki Al-Saud, deputy chairman of the Meteorology and Environmental Protection Technical Affairs. The event at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events attracted more than 400 brands from over 30 countrie...

2014-12-02 04:39:43

14 Pakistani firms exhibit in Foodex Saudi

Fourteen Pakistani companies are participating in Foodex Saudi exhibition organized by Reed Sunaidi Exhibitions from Nov. 17 to 20, at Jeddah Center for Forums and Events. “Participation of our companies in these trade exhibitions will strengthen the economic ties between Saudi Arabia and Pak...

2014-12-02 04:18:22

Saudi Arabia and Greece discuss the possibilities

Joshua HoeySaudi Gazette  JEDDAH — Contract farming and increased trade ties between Greece and Saudi Arabia were the focus of discussions with Saudi government ministers during a recent visit by Greece’s vice minister for development and competitiveness. “We had the opport...

2014-10-27 04:54:42

Saudi firm takes stake in French poultry producer

JEDDAH - The Saudi-Arabian food group Almunajem has taken a stake of 25 percent in the French poultry producer Groupe Doux. The transaction completes the financial restructuring of Doux that filed for insolvency over two years ago.Almunajen is the principal customer of Groupe Doux, which went down i...

2014-10-27 04:52:07

SCTA to develop agro-tourism

By RASHID HASSANThe Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities ( SCTA ) has collaborated with farm owners in the Riyadh province to develop agro-tourism in the Kingdom.Agro-tourism, which involves any agriculture-based operation that brings visitors to a farm or ranch, is a for...

2014-10-21 10:12:40

Top chefs to compete in Foodex Saudi’s culinary event

Resident chefs and culinary professionals of major hotels and restaurants have started preparing for Saudi Arabia’s first internationally recognized culinary competition. The contest is a major highlight of Foodex Saudi 2014, described as the Kingdom’s top F&B exhibition. Taking place f...

2014-10-16 11:00:45

KSA second biggest dates producer globally

 Saudi Arabia is the second biggest dates producer globally after the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which is considered the world's number one date producer, the Saudi Press Agency reported.The Saudi government has provided soft, medium-term loans to farmers through the Saudi Arabian Agricultural...

2014-10-12 02:44:05

Saudi food market to increase 9% by 2017

JEDDAH - As the Middle East's largest economy and population, accounting for 64 percent of the GCC's total food consumption, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia presents unmatched business and trade opportunities for the food and beverage (F&B) sector. Currently worth over $50 billion and expected to gr...

2014-10-12 02:39:45

Foodex Saudi to host its first Salon Culinaire

Foodex Saudi 2014 will host the show’s first international culinary competition, Salon Culinaire.Endorsed by the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) and the Saudi Arabian Chefs Association (SARCA), the competition will feature chefs competing in 15 categories that range from five-course me...

2014-10-09 07:31:04

Fish prices increase by 140 percent

Eid celebrations in the Kingdom include visits to places of leisure, parks, malls and restaurants. All kinds of eateries do brisk business during the Eid holidays especially the ubiquitous fish restaurants serving a variety of freshly grilled marine food along the highways.However, it is reported th...

2014-10-07 02:12:16

Saudi-French trade ties set for sharp growth

Samir Kabbani, chairman of the board at Irrigation and Energy Solutions Company (IES), predicts that the volume of cooperation between the business sectors of Saudi Arabia and France is likely to grow in the coming years.His remarks follow the recent state visit of Crown Prince Salman, deputy premie...

2014-09-28 07:37:49

MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi rises on economic reform plans; better global mood boosts region

* Saudi to permit off-market trading of shares* Government policy body to consider taxing unused land* Savola rises after Americana indicates ownership may change* Abu Dhabi's Waha Capital up as board considers share buyback* Zain Kuwait falls as Bahrain unit extends IPO periodBy Andrew Torchia...

2014-09-16 03:58:50

Halal food market grows to $1.1 trillion industry

Halal food and beverage market is becoming increasingly popular worldwide and has grown to a $1.1 trillion industry in 2013, states the latest research note by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry based on a recent study by Thomson Reuters in collaboration with Dinar Standard. The Dubai Chamb...

2014-09-16 03:53:18

Consumer cooperative to combat price increase

A consumer cooperative is expected to be launched in Madinah within three months to combat the inflation in food prices by providing food at discounted prices to members. Hamid Al-Fureidi, CEO of the cooperative, said the cooperative has been licensed by the Ministry of Social Affairs and is in...

2014-09-16 03:51:22

والذي سيقام بعد 4 أيام بأرض المعارض " معرض الحارثي " بجدة

12-05-2013 03:22يفتح معرض " المأكولات السعودي الدولى 2014 " الاول آفاقا جديدة للمستوردين السعوديين للحصول على المنتجات باسعار معتدلة وجودة عالية وتشارك 330 علامة تجارية عالمي...

2014-09-16 03:50:19

المملكة تستهلك 64% من إجمالي المواد الغذائية في الخليج

    تزخر المملكة بإمكانات واعدة وبفرص تجارية لا تُضاهى في قطاع الأغذية والمشروبات، لا سيما وأنها تمثّل أضخم اقتصادات الشرق الأوسط، وتحتضن أكبر نسبة للسكّان بين بلد...

2014-09-16 03:45:10

10 شركات فلسطينية تشارك في جدة بمعرض المأكولات الدولي "فودكس 2013"

جدة – افتتح رئيس اتحاد الصناعات الغذائية بسام ولويل جناح فلسطين في معرض المأكولات الدولي المقام (Foodex 2013) في مدينة جدة في السعودية، وذلك بحضور وكيل وزارة الزراعة الس...

2014-09-16 03:43:32

Saudi Arabia: $8.5 billion income from hajj expected

By Saudi Gazette | MakkahTuesday, 26 August 2014The Kingdom could earn about SR32 billion ($8.5 billion) from this October’s hajj, according to a study published on Monday, which predicted that two million Muslims would make the pilgrimage to Makkah.The Makah Chamber of Commerce said revenues from...

2014-09-16 03:35:23

27 دولة تتنافس في معرض المأكولات الدولي

تنطلق في مدينة جدة 8 ديسمبر المقبل فعاليات معرض المأكولات الدولي السعودي الأول بمشاركة عارضين من 27 دولة يبحثون عن فرص أفضل لتعزيز حضورهم الاستثماري في سوق يصل حجمه ح...

2014-09-16 03:31:23

Savola Group in talks with American Group for possible stake

Savola Group, a Saudi Arabian food producer, has held discussions with Kuwait Foods, also known as the Americana Group, to buy a stake in the company, it said yesterday.The talks have not yet led to a “fundamental development”, but the two companies have signed a disclosure agreement, Savola sai...

2014-09-16 03:27:09

Mideast food chains expand abroad

DUBAI — The super-sized malls that dot Dubai and other Gulf Arab cities are stuffed with foreign restaurants, from Burger King and Subway to suburban sit-down staples like IHOP and Red Lobster.Mideast entrepreneurs who’ve taken on that international competition are now turning the tables, sprea...

2014-09-16 03:24:55

Saudi poultry production is up

Broiler meat production is estimated at 640,000 MT in 2014, and expected to further increase 9% in 2015. Local broiler production currently covers about 42% of total Saudi Arabia's consumption needs, estimated at 1.44million MT.  The soaring costs of poultry feed and the high mortality rates in Sa...

2014-09-16 03:13:08

أكبر معارض المواد الغذائية في الشرق الأوسط ينطلق في جدة

تزخر المملكة العربية السعودية بإمكانات واعدة وبفرص تجارية لا تُضاهى في قطاع الأغذية والمشروبات، لا سيما وأنها تمثّل أضخم اقتصادات الشرق الأوسط، وتحتضن أكبر نسبة ل...

2014-09-15 09:26:14

Foodex Saudi 2014 presents the Salon Culinaire - the professional chefs competition

Salon Culinaire in association with the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) - Foodex Saudi's signature culinary showcase - will attract KSA's leading chefs, who will compete across 15 categories whilst being evaluated by international judges. This is a fantastic opportunity for participating...

2014-05-28 10:31:36

Unilever Announces its Sustainability Strategy in the KSA

Unilever, one of the world's leading fast moving consuming goods FMCG companies and manufacturers of iconic brands such as Lipton and Sunsilk, has announced its sustainability strategy in Saudi Arabia,. The strategy implies the execution of a work plan which was launched in 2010 under the title "Uni...

2014-05-13 09:25:03

Global restaurant chain upbeat on KSA trade

A senior management team of US-based DineEquity (parent company of Applebee’s restaurant) recently visited Saudi Arabia and held several rounds of high-level meetings with the senior executives of Tarfeeh, a SEDCO Holding Group company and franchisee of Applebee’s in Saudi Arabia. The DineEquit...

2014-03-24 02:51:24

Inspection of Makkah food outlets intensified

Local authorities in Makkah are intensifying health inspection campaigns on eateries to guard against epidemics as the number of visitors to the holy city steadily increases. The Makkah municipality and the Ministry of Commerce have been separately engaged in efforts to maintain food hygiene specifi...

2014-03-24 02:16:46

Saudi retail set for growth

The Saudi Arabian retail sector is expected to continue to post solid returns, with strong prospects for expansion in the medium-to-longer term, although this year retailers will likely have to factor in the higher costs as they hire more local staff.A report issued by the management consultancy and...

2014-03-24 02:15:08

Saudi Arabia’s retail sector’s potential remains ‘untapped’

Saudi Arabia’s retail sector records solid growth and its potential remains “untapped”, A.T. Kearney’s 2013 Global Retail Development Index revealed.The retail fundamentals in Saudi Arabia, which is ranked 16th globally, remain strong, the report said. The Kingdom is a growing retail destina...

2014-03-24 02:06:49

Retail boom in Saudi Arabia

With increasing levels of disposable income, Saudi Arabia’s retail sector is booming and has become more attractive to foreign investors. Amid the lackadaisical business news from North America, ?Europe and pockets of Asia, the Middle East seems to be bringing glad tidings for the investors and co...

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