Chef Middle East is pleased to announce that, starting September 2020, the distributor will extend its partnership with Arla Foods to include the Starbucks ‘Ready-to-drink’ range to its already vast existing portfolio of products to distribute it to its Foodservice customers.
The Starbucks Chilled Coffee range takes inspiration from the Starbucks Coffeehouse favourites, offering high quality coffee with creamy milk deliciously chilled and ready to go.
The range will include 5 Frappuccino, 4 Chilled Classics, 2 Double shot and 1 Triple shot products.
These products will be available in Hotels, Restaurants, Schools, Universities, Amusements & Water Parks, Gaming Cafes, Vending Machines and Institutional Offices.
When asked to comment about this new launch, here is what Samer Abou Daher, Foodservice Manager at Arla Foods, Steve Pyle, CEO at Chef Middle East and Tauland Hyka, Mixologist & Training Manager at Chef Middle East had to say:
S.A.D., Arla Foods: “ Chef Middle East has always been a very strong and a strategic partner to Arla Foods’ Foodservice business in the UAE. With CME’s professional team, fantastic reach into Hotels, Restaurants, Bakeries, etc… , we managed to grow our partnership with a robust double digit CAGR over the last 5 years. In addition to our existing business with brands like Lurpak Butter, The Three Cows Cheeses, Puck Creams and Arla Pro range, we are adding today our beverage range under the Starbucks brand. The Ready-to-Drink beverages are produced in Denmark with Arla’s fresh milk and Starbucks own coffee. We strongly believe that this new addition will open new opportunities in hotels’ mini bars, pool areas, cinemas, university canteens, entertainment centres, theme parks, etc. Both the teams at Arla Foods and Chef Middle East are looking forward to work together developing this business.”
S.P., Chef Middle East: “We are excited to extend our partnership and collaboration with Arla Foods to promote a brand which is globally recognised as a trailblazer. We look forward to introducing the range to customers old and new and growing our overall beverage offering.”
T.H., Chef Middle East: “We are proud to always represent premium quality brands under our beverage category, and with no doubt Starbucks is a long-standing brand bringing to the market a distinctive taste and great value. We are delighted to introduce the ‘Ready-to-drink’ range under our extensive portfolio of beverages. Drink coffee, stay awake, and don’t miss any second!”
About Chef Middle East
Since 1995, Chef Middle East is a leading importer and distributor of the finest quality food and beverage to the hotel, dining and catering industries in the Middle East. As a leading speciality broadliner, Chef Middle East offers its discerning clients an exceptional blend of premium quality and value ingredients, through its state-of-the art logistics network.
Chef Middle East lists over 4,000 of the world’s leading food products from many European and Asian countries. Its 350-strong dedicated employees work closely with vendors, partners and customers to provide best-in-class import, warehousing and distribution solutions across the eight product categories. The company services more than 1,000 customers from its headquarters in the UAE and its key branches in Qatar and Oman.
Find more on www.chefmiddleeast.com
About Arla Foods
Arla Foods in the Middle East is a wholly owned subsidiary of Arla Foods amba in Denmark and has been in the region for over 60 years.
Arla Foods history in the Middle East has been long and fruitful with many challenges and successes along the way. The journey began in 1950 with traditional export, followed by local representation, then regional production, distribution and partnerships to setting up in 2008, a regional office for Middle East & Africa.
Find more on www.mea.arla.com
Issued by Chef Middle East and Arla Foods