Symrise opens new innovation center in Dubai to better serve Middle East clients

DUBAI – Symrise, a major producer of flavors for the food industry, has established a new innovation center in Dubai in order to deliver better taste solutions customized for the Middle East region.  The company is reported to have invested around €1 million (about US$1.2m) into the new facility that houses development, application, and sensory laboratories. Symrise says it aims to use the new center to support the development of consumer-led concepts and taste solutions for categories such as beverages, culinary, dairy, snacks and confectionery.  The dedicated application and sensory laboratories will particularly come in handy in supporting the teams in areas from marketing, sensory and consumer insights to…

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Dubai eyes share of lucrative cacao trade, seeks to make emirate an international trade hub for the commodity

DUBAI –  Dubai, a rapidly growing commodities market in the world, is seeking to have its foot in the lucrative cacao trade and has announced plans towards becoming an international trade hub. According to a statement from the  Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), a state-of-the-art Cacao Centre in Dubai will launch in the Arab Emirate before the end of the year. DMCC says it will initially incubate a select range of cacao services within its DMCC Coffee Centre in Jebel Ali starting from mid-2021. According to the authority, the plan…

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