Friday 11 July 2014

Bahrain set for major food production boost

Bahrain's fisheries and agricultural sectors are expected to receive a major boost in investment in the next five years.   Municipalities and Urban Planning Affairs Minister Dr Juma Al Ka'abi said that investors have started pumping money into fish farms


Hellofood launches nextgen food delivery app

Hellofood, leading global online food delivery marketplace, has upgraded its mobile food delivery app in a brand-new overall design offering easy access to the menus of more than 30,000 restaurants in more than 40 countries. Hellofood, leading global online food delivery marketpl


Kuwait's Americana denies bid offers

Kuwait Food Company (Americana) said on Sunday it had no knowledge of any firms interested in buying its business, contrary to recent media reports. "The administration of the company has no knowledge of this matter. The administration of the company has also not received an


Saudi Almarai Q2 net profit rises 8.8pc

Saudi Arabia's Almarai, the Gulf's largest dairy company, reported an 8.8 per cent increase in second-quarter net profit on Sunday as sales rose. Almarai made a profit of 433.3 million riyals ($115.5 million) in the three months to June 30, up from 398.2 million riyals in


Fires spark new safety warning in Bahrain

An alert has been issued over the potentially lethal consequences of overloading power supplies, following a spate of fires caused by short-circuits in Bahrain.   So far this year at least 236 fires have been caused by short


Food wastage up 25pc during Ramadan

Food wastage will increase by 25 per cent during Ramadan because people develop unhealthy and wasteful eating habits, according a top environmentalist. Supreme Council for Environment waste disposal unit head Rehan Ahmed said disposal of large quantities of food will pose serious


Saudi F&B market set to grow at 9pc

Saudi Arabia’s food and beverage (F&B) sector is currently worth over $50 billion and expected to grow by 9 per cent by 2017 offering major business and trade opportunities, said the organisers of an upcoming F&B exhibition in Jeddah. Foodex Saudi 2014, an industry


Women-only beach to open in Bahrain

A women-only beach is due to open in Bahrain in November.   It will be located at the southern end of a new public beach currently being developed in Askar, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.


Magic Planet opens A380 flight simulator

Magic Planet, City Centre Mirdif, a market leader in family entertainment in Dubai, has launched a new flight simulator for budding pilots and curious daredevils to learn how to fly the Airbus A380. The Airbus 380 simulator features technology by iPilot, a world leading operator


Bahrain motorists break fast on road

Several motorists were forced to break their fast on the road yesterday (July 1) after a minibus overturned in Sehla, Bahrain causing major tailbacks.   The driver reportedly lost control of his vehicle, overturned and crashed into the central reservation, block

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