Mobile logo


Mobile dates

  • 29-31 October 2019
  • Dubai World Trade Centre

Mobile button

Header Logo

Gulfood Manufacturing

Header Dates

  • 29-31 October 2019
  • Dubai World Trade Centre

Co-Located logos

Co-located with

yummexseafexPrivate Label & Licensing Middle East

Registration button


Key Industry Growth Drivers 

gfmBallooning local and expat populations, steady disposable incomes and busy lifestyles which encourage customers to eat out more are skyrocketing demand for bakery products.

Product trends 

Major challenges for bakery manufacturers in the region is to reformulate products to cut sugar without compromising taste. 

Busy lifestyles are also demanding smaller package sizes for on-the-go snacking, while more varied customer demands are promoting the need for new, innovative flavours and presentations to attract new customers while retaining customer loyalty.  


Processing methods

To meet demands of this complex customer dynamic, bakery manufacturers are upgrading their production with state-of-the-art ingredients and equipment.

Advanced processing technology in robotics, extrusion, data analytics and more are helping manufacturers optimise production.

In relation to the use of ingredients in bakery products, whole grain consumption has been linked to better health and in developed markets, there is a high level of acceptance of wholegrain in baked foods.

Latest News



US$ billions

in business potential