Taste of Wales at Spinneys

A select group of Welsh companies offering the best
in gourmet foods, treated guests to a night of culinary delights at a
food-tasting event hosted by leading supermarket chain Spinneys.

The event was held on recently at the Desert Palm Resort, Dubai, and
featured products from a number of Welsh companies; some of which are
new to the Middle East and others that are established in the region
including, Rachel’s Organic Dairy, producers of organic yoghurts and
deserts; Randall Parker Foods, which processes quality Welsh lamb
products, which are Halal compliant; Abergavenny Fine Food, which has a
range of frozen party foods made with the finest ingredients; The REAL
Crisp Company, manufacturers of traditional hand cooked snacks and
South Caernarfon Creameries, which produces high quality dairy products
including cheese, milk, butter and cream

The companies were
introduced to Spinneys at the Dubai Gulfood exhibition in early 2009
and were selected by the supermarket to feature in its stores across


Welsh companies efforts in the region are being supported by
International Business Wales (IBW), the Welsh Assembly Government’s
international trade and investment arm. IBW acts as the driving force
in establishing alliances between companies in Wales and their
counterparts overseas, whilst actively seeking out inward investment
opportunities for client companies looking to Europe and the UK as a
preferred international business location.

Lee Jennings, Vice President, IBW Middle East, said:

are delighted to be able to showcase the best food Wales has to offer
and strengthen our ties with the region. Wales currently exports over
$10m worth of food and beverage products to the Middle East and
relationships such as this will allow further expansion into other

“Welsh products are synonymous with good
quality and ethical, organic practices and have a strong reputation
internationally for premium, niche foods with high nutritional value.
Spinneys is committed to offering only the finest products to our
customers and we are confident they will prove very popular,” added
Marthinus Hendrikse, Commercial Manager of Spinneys Dubai.