French food products gaining traction in UAE#UAE | 25 November, 2018
Exports to the UAE represent around 400 million euros
Food and beverage products from France are gaining momentum in the UAE.
French exports to the UAE represent around 400 million euros in sales annually and the leading exports include beverages (30 per cent), dairy products (16 per cent) and fruits (9 per cent), according to Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy.
France hosted SIAL Paris, the world's largest food innovation exhibition that ended on Thursday. The UAE was once again an active participant at the event held every two years.
This was discussed between Kamal Vachani, group director of Al Maya Group, and Raja Rabia, Consul-General of France in Dubai, who visited an Al Maya Supermarket in Dubai. Vachani said that a large number of UAE companies participate in SIAL, including a delegation of senior officials from Al Maya Group.
Al Maya Group has over 50 supermarkets in the GCC countries in addition to other businesses.