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Saudi tech startup Foodics raises $20m in Series B funding

The funding will enable the startup to grow its share in existing markets, ramp up international expansion, as well as expand its fintech offering

Gitex 2020: F&B tech startup Opaala brings contactless food ordering to tech event

QR codes that initiate the Opaala digital menu are placed throughout the event

The future of online food ordering in the GCC

Online food ordering has effectively altered the dynamics of the F&B ecosystem

Saudi tech startup Foodics launches $100m fund for SMEs

Foodics partnered with Maalem Financing to launch the fund

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Gold and pearl toothpaste: Here’s how Atkinz Group is entering the UAE market

Retail group Atkinz is seeking grow its regional presence by creating unique luxury products reveals Mojtaba Shekofteh, the group’s founder and CEO

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New 15,000sqft dining destination to open at ICD Brookfield Place in Dubai’s DIFC

The new destination, called The Guild, will feature eight different home-grown brands and slated to open next year

Food data intelligence platform, NutriCal, launches in the UAE

Calorie count meter helps diners to make calculated decisions

Dubai Media City venue Q43 shuts down for good

Q43 was a popular haunt for those working in Media City and Internet City in Dubai

Dubai Chamber creates new restaurants business group to support the industry

Restaurants Business Group will support the restaurant sector as it emerges from Covid-19

Dubai online retailer Noon to launch a ‘fair’ food delivery platform

Alabbar says the F&B sector has been held ransom by food aggregator platforms

New contactless dining platform Opaala launches in Dubai

Opaala says it can enable venues cut down on operational costs by working with a skeleton crew

New ‘DUBAI ASSURED’ stamp to confirm health protocols at hotels, restaurants and tourist establishments

The stamp is issued free of charge and is valid for 15 days

Five minutes with…Eugenie Dronneau, founder and CEO, FoodKarma

The platform, which launched in March, aims to minimise food wastage

Dubai’s City Centre Deira to open renovated East Court amid Dhs377m redevelopment project

The redevelopment project is in response to a shift in consumer preferences for personalisation and engaging experiences

Spinneys introduces incubator for micro F&B suppliers in UAE

Via the incubator programme, micro F&B businesses will be given the opportunity to list their product at Spinneys for a year with no start-up fees

Dubai’s F&B outlets say they are losing over Dhs1bn on a monthly basis

The two most significant issues causing negative cashflow problems are rental obligations and employee liability issues, say operators