United Arab Emirates

Mastika gum and Baron Chocolatier's premium white chocolate win innovation awards at Middle East candy show yummex.

Yummex Middle East innovation winners

Premium gum Mastika attracts suitors after Yummex innovation win

By Oliver Nieburg

Mastic chewing gum brand Mastika is attracting interest from distributors in the Middle East after bagging an innovation award at trade fair yummex, says Lebanese brand owner Master Chewing Gum & Candies.

Russian chocolatier Goldberg plans UAE factory

Russian chocolatier Goldberg plans UAE factory

By Eliot Beer

Russian chocolate-maker Goldberg is planning to establish a factory in the UAE, as it targets the Middle East and North Africa as its first major export market.

Mars spends $140m on GCC factories expansion

Mars spends $140m on GCC factories expansion

By Eliot Beer

Chocolate maker Mars has invested a total of US$140m in new manufacturing facilities in Saudi Arabia and the UAE to increase production of its Galaxy and Snickers lines.