Halal Development successfully took part to the 5th edition of the prestigious exhibition Foodex Saudi 2017 held from 12th to 15th November in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia). The can’t-miss event for food and beverage operators has focused attention on gourmet products this year, intercepting requests and needs of the most important buyers from all over the world.
Foodex 2017 confirms that food is increasingly oriented towards food products comprising a lifestyle. Consumers look for ethically and quality-processed products that contain natural, certified and environmentally-friendly ingredients. To further enrich the 2017-2018 market, Halal food - compliant to the dictates of Islam - is consolidating a great economic success, a response to the crisis for many food companies and for large retailers. The important promotional event did not miss the opportunity to open the market to the needs of the Muslim world which is more and more careful and rigorous in the selection of certified Halal quality food products. The experience and competence of Halal Development - HD, international leader in the field of consultancy and development support for most of commercial categories, has been the reference point for excellence producers who want to expand their business in constantly growing markets. The commercial relations held during the exhibition with the representatives of the Middle East, North Africa, Gulf, South East Asia and also European countries confirm the need to rely on an institution that simplifies the growth of food and services in Halal markets that require not only specific product standards but also compliance with government regulations of the destination country. “This edition of Foodex 2017 has fully satisfied us - says Said El Amori, Sales Manager of Halal Development – HD. Halal market is no longer a niche. It has become an anti-crisis cure. Numbers speak clearly. There is a receptive population of 2 billion and 400 thousand Muslims worldwide and the business, only in food sector, exceeds 3000 billion dollars a year, thus including pharmaceutical, cosmetic and tourism. To these data - adds Dr. Amori - we also have to add an increasing number of non-Muslim consumers more and more oriented to the choice of products with an ethical value combined with high quality, the best techniques of preparation and packaging that certainly Halal products guarantee”.