Dubai snacks maker sees 40pc growth
Dubai, January 13, 2010
Mani & Company, one of the Middle East’s fastest growing producers of naturally nutritious fruit and nut snacks, said its product sales have grown by 40 per cent in 2009 when compared to 2008.
The company, which currently offers four product ranges in the UAE market, also announced plans to expand into other GCC countries by middle of this year.
Looking at the upcoming year, Mani & Company is projecting a triple growth in sales as the company builds new partnerships within the local market and consumer’s demand for nutritious snack options continues to rise.
The company is currently in discussions with major distributors in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia with aims to expand its presence in the GCC region during 2010.
“Despite the economic challenges of 2009, we have had a very successful year by all measures,” said Abouzar Rahmani, managing director of Mani & Co.
“Customers today are definitely more aware and selective of what they buy. That has actually benefitted us as a producer of naturally nutritious fruit and nut snacks, which is a growing food sector in the UAE,” he noted.
Operating out of a new headquarters and factory located in Dubai Investment Park, Mani & Co. specializes across four product lines: Fruitality, Yummy, Extra and its Food Service brand.
'These natural fruit and nut combinations are well recognized for its natural flavors and are free of artificial colors and additives. The products can be purchased in every possible size, from individual snack packs to one kg pouches for the Horeca industry.'
With over 120 years experience in the region, Mani & Co. is one of the most respected producers of fruit and nut snacks in the Middle East. It has created over 40 premium SKU’s within these four product lines, he added.
Having recently opened a new factory in Dubai Investment Park, the installation of the advanced laser and X-ray sorting technology is part of the company’s plan to become a certified ISO 20000 ‘World Class Manufacturer’ as soon as operations allow for international examination.-TradeArabia News Service