By Andy Sambidge
Mani & Co says it is in talks with distributors in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait for expansion.
Mani & Co, a Middle East healthy fruit and nut snacks producer, on Wednesday announced sales have grown by 40 percent in 2009 compared to the previous year.
The company, which currently offers four product ranges in the UAE market, also said that it has set plans to expand into other GCC countries by mid-2010.
Mani & Co is projecting a triple growth in sales this year as the company builds new partnerships within the local market and consumer’s demand for nutritious snack options continues to rise, it said in a statement.
The company is currently in discussions with major distributors in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia with aims to expand its presence in the GCC region during 2010.
“Despite the economic challenges of 2009, we have had a very successful year by all measures,” said Abouzar Rahmani, managing director.
“Customers today are definitely more aware and selective of what they buy. That has actually benefited us as a producer of naturally nutritious fruit and nut snacks, which is a growing food sector in the UAE.”
Operating out of a new headquarters and factory located in Dubai Investment Park, Mani & Co specialises across four product lines: Fruitality, Yummy, Extra and its Food Service brand, which are free of artificial colors and additives.
Just calling a snack healthy on the label does not make it so. One needs to read the nutritional content and check if there's added sugar, the sodium content and the trans fat content etc. To avoid diabetes , high blood pressure etc., which are on the rise, one has to be very vigilant about reading the fine print!