Al-Futtaim Logistics, a part of Al-Futtaim Group, announced its expansion into the food and beverage logistics services at Gulfood 2021. The announcement came as the company scales up its services to meet the needs of e-commerce & marketplace clients with all-inclusive last-mile home delivery solutions.
Raman Kumar, Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Logistics said: “At Al-Futtaim Logistics, we are offering integrated F&B solutions, including inbound freight, local services, cold store warehousing, value-added solutions, and temperature-controlled home deliveries for F&B manufacturers & distributors whose ambitions are to expand their footprint in the UAE and across the border. We extend our appreciation to key partner Emirates Skycargo, for enabling the industry platform along-side the Gulfood Exhibition.”
Dennis Lister, Vice President, Cargo Commercial Development of Emirates Skycargo said: “We are committed to supporting the cross-border logistics of food and beverages across 6 continents. Being present at Gulfood 2021, with partners such as Al-Futtaim Logistics, was important for us not only to physically meet with our customers in the safe environment that was created by the organisers but also to demonstrate our commitment to this incredibly important industry segment. From our perspective, the event was a huge success and another demonstration of how Dubai is leading the way in connecting global businesses.”
The food and beverage industry are an established industry in the UAE and has room for growth. A recent report by Fitch Solutions expects consumer spending on food to grow in 2021-2024, at an average annual rate of 3.8 percent with bread, rice and cereals having the strongest growing category at 4.3 percent CAGR.
Gulfood brings together local and international food businesses and supply chain service providers. UAE has a strategic location between the east and west, which makes it accessible to major emerging economies, linking shipping routes and facilitating goods' transportation between the various regions in the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and Africa.
Al-Futtaim Logistics is one of the leading Food & Beverages 3PL logistics service providers in the region. The 300,000 sqm of warehouses are strategically located in the UAE, within proximity to cross-border connectivity. With nearly 40 years in the retail logistics sector, Al-Futtaim Logistics is the preferred partner of choice by multinational food & beverage brands.