HUNTER FOODS FURTHER STRENGTHENS ITS COMMITMENT WITH NIP AT GULFOOD 2022

HUNTER FOODS FURTHER STRENGTHENS ITS COMMITMENT WITH NIP AT GULFOOD 2022

Date: 20/02/2022

The leading gourmet, Better For You snacks manufacturer will build a state-of-the-art facility in NIP on a 15,000 sqm plot

Hunter Foods, the leading manufacturer of gourmet, Better For You snacks with a presence in Dubai since 1985, signed an agreement with DP World’s National Industries Park (NIP), a key contributor to the UAE’s agenda of enhancing local food production, at Gulfood 2022.

The agreement was signed by Abdulla Al Jasmi, Head of NIP and Ananya Narayan, Managing Director, Hunter Foods to build a new facility for the production of a wide range of gourmet and speciality snacks and foods on a 15,000 sqm plot.

Abdulla Al Jasmi, Head of NIP said: “NIP’s F&B segment has been growing since its inception. Our partners benefit greatly from the park’s modern infrastructure. Its centralised location and the multimodal connectivity offered by the Jebel Ali hub have helped companies gain access to the local market, the MENA region and beyond.

The agreement with Hunter Foods is a step in this direction. Our goals are well aligned with Hunter Foods’ growth plans and brand strategy that is driven by customer focus, innovation, quality and agility. We are confident that NIP will provide an ideal environment for the brand to deliver on their promise and commitment of providing a wide range of quality, on-trend products that satisfy their customers.”

Ananya Narayan, Managing Director, Hunter Foods said: “As we now usher in a new era for the company, we are excited to continue our relationship with NIP by building the new state-of-the-art facility. We currently export to over 55 countries and hope to further expand our footprints around the world, in line with the vision of Dubai, UAE. We see Dubai as the gateway to the world and NIP as the perfect place to construct the factory and get access to excellent infrastructure and connectivity within the UAE, the GCC and the world.”

Hunter Foods produces a wide range of innovative, gourmet and Better For You snacks and foods, such as Hand Cooked Potato Chips, Vegetable Chips, Quinoa Chips, Organic Superfoods and more, all under its own brands - Hunter’s Gourmet, Hunter, Safari, Aladin and Ali Baba. With a focus on customers, quality and innovation, Hunter Foods has a robust distribution in all major retail, wholesale, food service establishments and e-commerce platforms, in the UAE and GCC, and exports to countries in five continents

Promoting innovation and sustainable growth

Spread over an area of 430,000 sqm and employing 2,106 professionals, NIP has been providing key UAE-based and global F&B companies and manufacturers with an integrated business ecosystem. The new development with Hunter Foods affirms the park’s reputation as an integral manufacturing hub in the UAE and showcases its commitment to the Dubai Industrial Strategy 2030 that identifies F&B as one of its priority subsectors.