Kerry set to harness plant-based products for Gulfood Manufacturing launches

Irish-headquartered ingredients solutions group Kerry has set its sights on this year’s Gulfood Manufacturing show in Dubai, exploring a broad base of product applications for the sector, including within snacks and bakery ranges, writes Neill Barston.

The business, which can be found at Hall 7, A7-4 will, as previously (the team’s stand from the 2022 event pictured main image) , will be offering visitors the chance to sample its latest work, including some especially novel food concepts during the three-day show, which promises a high degree of innovation.

With more than 2,000 businesses set to showcase their expertise at the event, it is set to attract a broad range of exhibitors delivering equipment, systems and ingredients developments for the confectionery sector and wider industry.

Among its offerings will be succulent, savoury plant-based Shawerma snacks, as well as plant-powered cookies, and a fun gamified menu linking new taste creations to emotions that influence their dining selections. Furthermore, in a first, Kerry will be partnering a professional concierge and service team from Evolvin’ Women to ensure a smooth visitor experience.  This social enterprise venture provides unemployed women from less privileged economic backgrounds industry skills and knowledge and finds them roles with partner companies.


Kerry’s Evolvin Women scheme is helping offer employment opportunities. pic: Kerry

In addition, the business will also be represented at the event’s Foodtech focus sessions and  Foodtech Summit, with the company’s nutrition manager, Dr Aoife Marie Murphy, discussing the consumer landscape and market for sustainable nutrition, how food companies can lead and drive sustainability impact, and evolving health and nutrition guidelines.

Said Inanc Isik, General Manager, Middle East, Retail, Kerry said: “Every year, we look forward to Gulfood Manufacturing, where we craft our visitor experience to supercharge innovation, and create a head start on 2024 for brands looking to futureproof their product portfolio. We are excited to highlight what we can offer the F&B industry in the Middle East and help drive sustainable nutrition in the region through the commitment of our local operations.”

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